Guillermo del Toro is an undisputed master of 21st Century horror, having helmed modern classics like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and The Shape of Water (for which he won an Oscar) while serving as producer on films including The Orphanage, Mama, and the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Today, we’re getting word that del Toro will receive a much-deserved star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame! Here’s the scoop from this morning’s press release:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store.
“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!” Martinez added.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be director J.J. Abrams and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican American co-production Cronos, a supernatural horror film, which he directed from his own screenplay after beginning his career working as a special effects makeup artist. The film premiered at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Mercedes-Benz Award. It also won over 20 international awards and eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Golden Ariel.
All of us here at Dread Central would like to congratulate Guillermo del Toro for an honor that’s well deserved!
You can check out the synopsis and trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark below. The film arrives in US theaters beginning August 9th.
The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.