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Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. My Friend Max Logline: "My Friend Max" centers around a bullied young girl, Thea, and the strong bond that she shares with her imaginary friend, Max, after the death of her father at a very young age. Elevator Pitch: Acclaimed actor Doug Jones ("Pan's Labyrinth," the "Hellboy" films, "Hocus Pocus," "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer") has been cast to star alongside award-winning child actress, Kaylynn Burgin. The film will also feature a hit song from Midnight Cinema (formerly known as Thriving Ivory). Special perks for donors include:- Doug Jones' on-screen costume- Producer credits - Digital copies of the finished »
Guillermo del Toro, the man behind Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and the upcoming Crimson Peak has put his idea for a new Star Wars film out into the universe in an interview with Yahoo Movies. Hollywood is populated with directors who grew up on Star Wars. J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are all at various stages of their own projects set in a galaxy far, far away and del Toro, speaking strictly as a fan, has expressed his idea for what his movie would be about if given the chance, as he's very specific about the fact this is merely him talking, there's nothing offiicial about this, which, sort of makes it all the more fun. This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it. I would do the sort of Godfather saga that »
- Michael Hindle
Speaking in Hall H at Comic-Con, del Toro said: "We are creating an experience, a Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. I'll see you there, it's going to be terrifying."
Set in foggy Victorian England, Crimson Peak follows Wasikowska's young author Edith »
Guillermo del Toro has declared to EW that his upcoming "Crimson Peak" is not a haunted house movie, that instead, the gorgeous and creepy building "is a rotting representation of the family that has inhabited it...the house basically is a sinister, sinister trap." And it's also the setting of a marriage that soon turns into something far from picture perfect. “[Usually] the marriage is sort of the climax or the high point of a story,” del Toro explained. “I tried on 'Crimson' to say that the horror starts after the marriage. This girl wakes up in a strange place, not her own home, not her own bed, and she little by little realizes that she knows less about the man she married than one would expect. The curious thing is the love story really starts when they acknowledge that darkness.” Read More: Guillermo del Toro Reveals How He Got An R-Rating For 'Crimson Peak, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
At times, the filmmaker feels like the Hollywood equivalent of The Fast Show's Unlucky Alf - frequently attaching himself to fanboy-friendly properties before seeing them vanish into the wind. We take a look back at the multiple del Toro projects that never made it to the starting line below.
The flip side of the regular, primary colours Justice League heroes, DC Comics' Dark united such disparate characters as Deadman, Zatanna, John Constantine and Swamp Thing. Del Toro penned a script for the film but reportedly dropped out to focus on Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim 2.
Warner Bros has a "dark and gritty" mandate for its comic-to-movie properties, leading many to believe that »
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). 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. »
- Pietro Filipponi
He co-wrote The Strain trilogy and now Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with Daniel Kraus to pen Trollhunters, an upcoming coming-of-age young-adult horror novel hitting shelves from Hyperion on July 14th, and we have the book's synopsis and cover art.
Press Release -- "“You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to forge your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful.”
When a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in the seemingly sleepy town of San Bernardino, teenager Jim Sturges’ life changes—forever. With terror now on the horizon, »
- Derek Anderson
[Editor's Note: Indiewire has partnered with the El Rey Network in support of the iTunes release of their original show Director’s Chair. Top directors tackle insightful questions only other directors would think to ask. Find out more here.] Read More: Watch: New International Trailer & Photos From Guillermo del Toro’s "Kinky" ‘Crimson Peak’ The versatile and intensely-visual Guillermo del Toro is one of Mexico's most celebrated and lauded filmmakers. After breaking onto the scene with visceral, dark fantasy films such as "Cronos" and "The Devil's Backbone," he moved into commercial American moviemaking, directing "Blade 2" and generating acclaim for his two "Hellboy" efforts. With lavish set pieces and a twisted sense of reality, del Toro has redefined the role of fantasy and magic in film. He's introduced a new kind of visual poetry, best exemplified in his internatonally-beloved "Pan's Labyrinth," but »
- David Canfield
Think you're the most excited person to see the new Mad Max? Think again, because Guillermo del Toro probably has you beat. A member of the Cannes Film Festival jury, the Pan's Labyrinth director is heading to bed early every night, waking up every day for 8:30 a.m. movies, and ignoring the press all he wants — a luxury for filmmakers here. But he's determined to brave the red carpet for tonight's premiere of Mad Max. "I want to see it with a crowd. George Miller, he’s a god for me," del Toro told me at the fest's swanky opening dinner, where he was fast making a case for himself as the most delightful member of this year's jury (which also includes the Coen brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, and the fabulous Spanish actress Rossy de Palma). "Road Warrior, man," del Toro went on. "Emotionally, without thinking about [Luis] Buñel »
- Jada Yuan
From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...
Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.
What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »
Following the Crimson Peak motion poster that debuted yesterday, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures has finally unveiled the second trailer for director Guillermo del Toro's haunted house thriller. Crimson Peak is the director's follow-up to his big-budget spectacle Pacific Rim, but brings the director back to his low-budget horror movies, with films like Cronos and Pan's Labyrinth. The thriller hits theaters on October 23, just in time for Halloween.
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. When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, »
Set in foggy Victorian England, Crimson Peak follows Wasikowska's young author Edith Cushing as she discovers both her new husband (Hiddleston) and her home are hiding some dark secrets.
Crimson Peak will arrive in cinemas on October 16, right in time for Halloween. »
Is "Crimson Peak" the movie Guillermo del Toro has been waiting to make his whole career? Judging by the words of one of the film's co-stars, Charlie Hunnam, indeed it is. And as a new trailer for the R-rated scare flick drops, the actor's enthusiasm is hard to ignore. Read More: Guillermo del Toro Reveals How He Got An R-Rating For 'Crimson Peak,' The Ending Of 'Pan's Labyrinth,' And Much More "It's beautiful, it's him absolutely in his wheelhouse. It's a classic Gothic romance set against a backdrop of this very rural house in the middle of nowhere," Hunnam told Details. "Everybody did a great job, Jessica [Chastain] absolutely killed it, she's wonderful in the film. I think it's one of Guillermo's best films, if not maybe his best film. I'm actually not really in it that much, it's really Mia Wasikowska, Jessica, and Tom Hiddleston's film, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Tom Hiddleston has brought a menacing charm to the character of Loki in Marvel's universe, but I have a feeling his charm wont be able to help him in this dread-filled tale. Enter Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth) with a story about an aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) trying to escape the ghosts of her past as she's swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds and remembers. Sounds like a nifty getaway! You can check out some of the haunts that are »
- Sean Wist
We've long since known that the Cannes jury would be headlined by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, better known as The Coen Bros, the world's most famous sibling auteurs (though not the only of course: see also the Wachowski siblings, the Dardenne Bros, and more). We now know who'll be joining their jury and therefore deciding those incredibly prestigious prizes like the Palme D'Or, the Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Actress and more.
As usual the jury is a mix of directors from multiple countries, one non-actor/non-director, and a beautiful actress or, um, three. In fact the jury is almost half women this year. The jury is, from top left:
Joel & Ethan Coen (Us), filmmakers
How many masterpieces would you say they're up to now? Rossy de Palma (Spain), actress
You know and love this Picasso-assymetrical godess from Almodóvar's oeuvre Guillermo del Toro (Mexico), writer/director
- NATHANIEL R
Sometimes it's no fun being Ryan Gosling. No, not the actor who's the beloved star of The Notebook and Blue Valentine, but the filmmaker who saw his deeply-personal directorial debut Lost River savaged by critics at Cannes last year. Debuting three years after Drive blew the roof off the festival's Palais, Lost River received the kind of drubbing that'd have you believe it was a crime against cinema.
Fast forward to now and it's arriving to the masses with around 15 minutes shorn from the Cannes cut - diminished expectations end up doing it lot of favours. Gosling shoots for the stars with Lost River and doesn't quite make it, but why vilify him for showing ambition? Had this been made by a first-timer who wasn't an A-list actor, »
Fashion & Style received the De Laurentiis Company's April newsletter and in it the news Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), Guillermo Navarro and Michael Rymer would be directing the final three episodes of the upcoming third season of NBC's "Hannibal", all three shot back-to-back. Navarro and Rymer are veteran "Hannibal" helmers while del Toro has only previously helmed a television show when it comes to his FX series "The Strain" as well as something called "Hora Marcada" back in the '80s. The newsletter teased an upcoming "binge event" leading to the "Hannibal" season three premiere on June 4 as well as added, "It may be hard to top last season's finale, but we can promise you a conclusion you won't soon forget!" »
- Brad Brevet
Jones' appearance will come in the current third season's nineteenth episode and will be entitled "Broken Arrow". In the show, the character will "be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy."
Meanwhile a new clip from tonight's episode has gone online and showcases the return of last year's key villain Deathstroke (Manu Bennett).
- Garth Franklin
Though Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has appeared on Arrow, the titular Emerald Archer has yet to face off against an actual SUPERvillain over the course of the show's run. Well, that will change in the upcoming nineteenth episode (titled "Broken Arrow") when he takes on Deathbolt. This character -- real name is Jake Simmons -- was first introduced in All-Star Squadron #21 back in 1983, and had the power to manipulate electricity. According to IGN, in Arrow Simmons will "be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy." Deathbolt will be played by Doug Jones, who should be well known around these parts as a frequent collaborator of Guillermo del Toro's, on projects such as Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and The Strain. He also starred in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer as the cosmic Marvel hero of the title. »
Following the photos that debuted last month, Universal Pictures has finally released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated supernatural thriller Crimson Peak, arriving in theaters October 16. Directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a haunting gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.
Legendary Pictures' Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim, written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins. 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.
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