Videogame studio Moonbot has been working on a videogame called The Golem, which allows you to control a giant monstrous creature, a character based on folklore given a modern twist. You might think that that sounds like something that might appeal to Guillermo Del Toro, director of such monstrous-creatures-based-on-folklore-given-modern-twists classics as Hellboy 2 and Pan’s Labyrinth, not to mention the upcoming monster-mash spectacle Pacific Rim. Well, Del Toro not only digs The Golem — in a new video just released on Vimeo, he offers his support for the project. Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY »
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The man behind Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy (and the woefully underrated Blade II) is about to release what could be one of the most Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots vs. Aliens flick ever made. Pacific Rim, which hits theaters in July 2013, is a movie about big-a– monsters, called Kaijus, that emerge from the ocean and wreak havoc on San Fran. It’s a lot like Cloverfield, only this time the protagonists aren’t lovesick yuppies but soldiers who fight back by piloting equally big-a– robots called Jaegers (I totally just high-fived the 10-year-old version of myself). READ FULL STORY »
Imagine the beautifully creepy horned and eyeless creatures of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth gracing a stage.
The dream is real.
Del Toro’s agent confirms to EW that the director’s 2006 Spanish-language film about a young girl who delves into her own fantasy world to escape an abusive stepfather in 1944 fascist Spain is heading to the stage as a musical. Deadline first reported the story.
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Breathe, Star Wars fans, breathe. Maybe lie down a minute.
Following Tuesday’s nerd-shattering announcement that the Walt Disney Company is buying Lucasfilm, and the plan includes Star Wars: Episode VII, in early development and hoping for a 2015 release, the speculative race is on for who should direct.
Should it be Christopher Nolan, who exploded open the Batman franchise? Or Star Trek reboot master J.J. Abrams? Or Joss Whedon, riding the superhero tidal wave of this year’s The Avengers? Lucasfilm founder George Lucas, who wrote and directed the 1977 Star Wars original and the later prequels, will work as a creative consultant on Star Wars: Episode VII, so love him or hate him, he won’t be returning to helm the next film.
Here are our potential picks:
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Another vampire series is coming to TV, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Guillermo del Toro is adapting The Strain Trilogy that he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan as a series for FX. According to Deadline, the two men will pen the pilot episode, and Lost veteran Carlton Cuse is expected to be the showrunner.
I know what you’re thinking, naysayers. Another vampire TV show? But the Strain Trilogy — which includes The Strain, The Fall and The Night Eternal – is a totally different take on the vampire mythology, and honestly, one of the scariest book series I’ve ever read. In a pop-cultural landscape overcrowded with romantic vampires, it’s nice to see true monsters make a return. So in honor of the pilot order, here are five things from the book series we can’t wait to see on TV. (HUGE SPOILER ALERT, of course): READ FULL STORY »