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In a year that’s brimming with big-name blockbuster sequels and high-profile superhero spinoffs, 2015 promises great things for movie fans. However, not every upcoming movie is a reboot, remake, or sequel. One of the most anticipated titles on the cinematic calendar comes from the maestro of genre, Guillermo Del Toro, whose haunted house horror Crimson Peak is set to arrive in the fall.
This year’s Comic-Con saw the director take to the stage to present those lucky attendees with a sneak peek at some early footage. The crowd went wild for a brief glimpse into the spooky mansion at the heart of the tale, and now the rest of the world can do the same with a first look at one of the movie’s leading ladies.
In the pic, (seen below) Jessica Chastain stands at the bottom of an elaborate staircase, decked out in full period garb. The »
- Gem Seddon
If the blockbuster action of giant monsters fighting human-controlled robots didn't do anything for you in Pacific Rim, then you might be a little more interested in director Guillermo del Toro returning to the horror genre with Crimson Peak. Taking the terror back to a period setting, this haunted house tale is one of our 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015. And now we finally have a first look at the film with a photo featuring star Jessica Chastain. The film looks gothic through and through, and if you saw del Toro's tour of the gallery experience at Comic-Con over the summer, that should come as no surprise. Look below now! Here's the first look at Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak scanned from the latest EW: Check out Guillermo del Toro's tour of the Crimson Peak gallery from Comic-Con 2014 right here. Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, »
- Ethan Anderton
Immersed in a gothic atmosphere, taking place in a haunted house with a personality all its own, featuring an impressive core cast of Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, and directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a movie many are looking forward to seeing when it hits theaters next fall, and now the first image from the film has been unveiled.
A Legendary movie that will be released by Universal Pictures on October 16th, 2015, Crimson Peak sees del Toro returning to the director’s chair for a smaller, more intimate film. We have the first image from the movie below (from The Film Stage via Collider), which shows Jessica Chastain standing on the landing of an eerily lit staircase, as well as the official synopsis for Crimson Peak (via Collider):
- Derek Anderson
Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak is easily one of my most-anticipated films of 2015. It's been eight years since Pan's Labyrinth was released, and the director will now be returning to a smaller canvas following Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Pacific Rim (not to mention the false starts on The Hobbit and At the Mountains of Madness). Crimson Peak is part-ghost story, part-gothic romance, and part-haunted house flick. Putting that combination together in the hands of Del Toro is an incredibly exciting prospect, and that's not to mention a stellar cast featuring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam The first Crimson Peak image has been released, and it shows Chastain in a beautiful crushed blue velvet dress, standing in dilapidated surroundings. The trailer we saw at Comic-Con (one of the few that hasn't officially been released online) was terrific, and I'm eager to see what else Del Toro has in store. »
- Matt Goldberg
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces. Crimson Peak stars Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam, and is set to be released on October 16th, 2015. What do you think about this first look at the movie? »
What’s the best way to follow-up Bobcat Godlthwait’s bigfoot film, Willow Creek, a film that a lot of audiences felt was a tad bit too close to The Blair Witch Project? Well, enter The Blair Watch Project director, Eduardo Sanchez. The man somewhat responsible for creating the found footage craze figured it was time to throw his hat into the Sasquatch game, with his new film, Exists. The film has been getting quite the buzz surrounding it, and now thanks to the gang at Lionsgate, Exists is set to hit DVD/Digital on January 3rd.
“For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway — a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed — something not exactly human, »
- Jerry Smith
Before Peter Jackson's three-part "Hobbit" saga, few people knew who Richard Armitage was. He had starred in a handful of well-regarded television series, but nothing that really stuck out. Now the actor has been immortalized as Thorin Oakenshield, one of the big heroes (and, in the third film, major villains) of the entire "Hobbit" franchise. Immortality has been assured; now everybody knows who Richard Armitage is, even under pounds of prosthetics.
We sat down with Armitage on, as he says, "the final press tour" of "The Hobbit" franchise, in London, England. You could tell that Armitage was in good spirits, even though there was a fair amount of sadness in seeing this chapter in his life come to a close, linger just beneath the surface. We talked to Armitage about the involvement of "Hellboy" director Guillermo del Toro (who was originally slated to direct and still maintains a co-screenwriting »
- Drew Taylor
Love in the Time of Monsters is an indie horror title from director Matt Jackson and writer Michael Skvarla. In the film, a toxin infects several workers, leading to a murderous pandemic. The film stars Doug Jones (Hellboy), Kane Hodder and Michael McShane. Recently, a full length trailer was released for the film. The grisly clip can be seen here. For more on the story, the film focuses on a tourist trap. This locale brings costumed bigfeet out of the local fauna, while a strange microbe infects the water supply. Now, the bigfeet are filled will with both toxin and rage! Currently, this title is on a film festival run. The film will play in Manhattan, on January 7th, 2015. As well, the film will show in San Francisco tonight (Dec. 11th, 2014), at the Arrow in the Head film festival. Fans on both sides of America will get there chance to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
In his autobiography, Easy Street: The Hard Way, Ron Perlman tells a story about the unshakable faith that Guillermo Del Toro had in casting him in the main role of the red right hand of doom. The story goes as follows: Del Toro was set up to make Hellboy at Universal, but over time Universal kept throwing big name actors his way to persuade him into making the movie as soon as possible. At one point, the studio was apparently very excited about using Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or Nicolas Cage in the title role, but Del Toro allegedly said he'd only cast Ron Perlman. While promoting today's release of The Strain on Blu-ray and DVD, I asked Guillermo Del Toro to confirm if both Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Nicolas Cage, the two big names Ron Perlman dropped in the aforementioned memoir, were actually pushed on him by the »
One of my favorite vampires films of all time is the very first one ever made, 1922's F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, which features an insanely creepy vampire by the name of Count Orlock. Murnau originally wanted to make an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but the Stoker estate shut him down, so he basically made his own unauthorized version of the story. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to check it out. It’s a beautifully terrifying film.
Director David Lee Fisher wants to do what he calls a “remix” of the movie, which will star none other than Doug Jones, who you know from films such as Hellboy, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Pan's Labyrinth, to play Count Orlack. According to Jones, this is a role that he has always wanted to play, and there’s no doubt that he would be amazing. »
- Joey Paur
The script for Justice League: Dark was turned in to Warner Bros earlier today. The news was confirmed by Guillermo del Toro, who has been attached to the project since 2013. The film adaptation is set to be called Dark Universe.
Justice League: Dark is a relatively new team in the comics, made up of many familiar but also odd faces (to comic fans at least). It is essentially a team made up of supernatural-based characters that wouldn’t really fit in with the proper Justice League. Characters featured in the team include Deadman, Zatanna, and John Constantine (who currently has his own TV show). Think of these guys as more Hellboy and less Avengers, which is perfect considering that the man behind the Hellboy films is also behind this one.
The film is still in the very early stages of production so anything can happen. Aside from Man of Steel »
- Laura Frances
Today, director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy") confirmed that Charlie Day ('Dr. Newton Geiszler') and Burn Gorman ('Dr. Hermann Gottlieb') will return for the Pacific Rim sequel. Day and Gorman played the co-heads of the K-Science Lab in the first film. “Yes. It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn's] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him." As for the film itself, Guillermo del Toro says you can expect very different kaijus and robots. He also said the sequel will »
Brian sets up cameras around his friend’s cabin with hopes of recording Bigfoot in action, but he probably doesn’t expect those same lenses to capture his friends’ potential final moments. In Exists, Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project, heads back into the woods in search of a beast that does not come in peace, and Lionsgate is bringing the film to DVD early next year with substantial bonus features:
Press Release – “The terrifying urban legend comes to life when Exists arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD February 3rd from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available via On Demand. From the director of The Blair Witch Project, Eduardo Sanchez, Exists takes you back to the woods in this first-person account of a legend on a deadly attack. The Exists DVD includes an audio commentary with director Eduardo Sanchez, deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. »
- Derek Anderson
Czech actor Karel Roden - who can be seen as Grigori Rasputin in del Toro´s Hellboy or as Viktor in Frankenstein´s Army - becomes infamous Czech photographer Jan Saudek in a film inspired by his life, The Photograph. Saudek´s complicated persona, which stirred several controversies, has been already investigated in the documentary Jan Saudek - In the Hell of His Passions, Paradise Unseen however director Irena Pavlásková here opts for a fictional feature aimed his passion and vice - women. "Life was fine, fun, occasionally blue balls," confesses the artist who co-penned the script. He is reputed for self-stylisation and love affairs whose subjects frequently posed for him. The dominant feature of his works are however Rubenesque ladies, a motive that will be prominent...
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The series is currently in the midst of a break, the second season's first eight episodes wrapping up many of the key storylines. Yet seeds were also planted regarding what's to come next and the series returns with a high profile, post-Super Bowl episode on February 1st.
Perlman will appear as Luther Braxton, a meticulous thief who plans his international heists over the course of several months or years. He creates great diversions and chaos to get what he wants, and soon faces off with Red Reddington (James Spader).
Perlman is just the latest high-profile guest star on the series which has seen the likes of Paul Reubens, Mary-Louise Parker, Peter Fonda, Krysten Ritter, Peter Stormare and Alan Alda appearing in recent episodes. »
- Garth Franklin
Sometimes enemies can be misperceived as friends… and vice versa. From Portland animation studio HouseSpecial is this short, A Tale of Momentum and Inertia, directed by Kameron Gates showing why the “shoot first, ask questions later” approach isn’t always the best. Gates has previously contributed effects works to such films as Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, King Kong and Hellboy. The short is currently on the festival circuit, but you can watch it above. »
- Scott Macaulay
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the film’s all-star cast includes Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, and Hailee Steinfeld. The unconventional western follows three women, driven mad by pioneer life, who are being transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank), who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs (Jones) to assist her.
The film opens in select theaters on November 14th, 2014 and the score album will be released through Varese Sarabande digitally on November 17th, 2014 and on CD December 9th, 2014.
- Melissa Thompson
Sites like Kickstater and IndieGoGo have provided filmmakers to get their passion projects funded, but it’s not often that you see fan-funded projects looking to remake a movie.
David Lee Fisher is looking to fund this project which will be a “visual remix” of 1921’s classic horror Nosferatu. But while it may seem sanctimonious to remake a cornerstone of the horror genre (not that it’s stopped people before), Fisher does have some credit to his name. This year he was the man behind the restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for which he won Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Audience Choice awards at the Screamfest Film Festival. You can read our review of that here.
“By combining imagery from the original horror classic with cutting edge filmmaking technology, we will resurrect the screen’s first and most monstrous vampire back from the grave!”
Nosferatu: The Vampire »
- Luke Owen
The “what if’s” of the movie world are unendingly fascinating when it comes to films that never got made. Some came very close to fruition, while others never even had a chance. The “Sequel” art exhibit in Los Angeles puts a spin on “what if’s” as 40 artists imagine movie sequels that were never made, and today we have two exclusive pieces from the exhibit to debut: posters for Sleepy Hollow 2 and Hellboy 3. They’re incredibly well-made, and they serve as a fun teaser of what might have been if these films had come to fruition. While a sequel to Tim Burton’s swell Sleepy Hollow wasn’t really in the cards, Guillermo del Toro has very much tried to get a third Hellboy movie off the ground. Though this poster has nothing to do with del Toro’s intended vision, it’s a neat piece of artwork regardless. »
- Adam Chitwood
Edgar Allan Poe and Guillermo del Toro go together like peas and carrots, and we will get to see this winning combination courtesy of an animated indie horror anthology titled Extraordinary Tales, for which the Hellboy-helmer will narrate one of the segments, according to Variety. Check out some stills and clips from the film’s official Facebook…
The post Guillermo del Toro Joins Voice Cast of Extraordinary Tales appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Max Evry
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