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Guillermo del Toro has lined up Nightmare Alley as a future project

Guillermo del Toro is looking to the future and has lined up another directorial project.

While he may be celebrating all the awards buzz being generated by his latest movie, The Shape of Water, del Toro does have an eye on the future. Variety has confirmed that the del Toro produced Antlers could be gaining Scott Cooper as a director, with Searchlight and Cooper currently in negotiations.

Guillermo del Toro is also arranging a new directing role, now attached to write and direct a remake of the 1947 Fox movie Nightmare Alley. Variety suggests that this won’t be his next project, however, as del Toro is still to write the film’s script.

“I am delighted to continue the producing partnership that has been forged with Fox Searchlight during the making of The Shape of Water,” del Toro said in a statement. “Nancy, Steve, David and Matthew and the entire
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Daily Podcast: Rian Johnson Talks About His New Star Wars Trilogy, Gdt, American Werewolf remake, George Lucas and Lady Bird

Daily Podcast: Rian Johnson Talks About His New Star Wars Trilogy, Gdt, American Werewolf remake, George Lucas and Lady Bird
On the December 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, our reaction to the Annihilation trailer, Rian Johnson tells us the story of how Disney agreed to his new Star Wars trilogy, American […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake Coming From Guillermo del Toro (Maybe, at Some Point)

‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake Coming From Guillermo del Toro (Maybe, at Some Point)
Guillermo del Toro may have recently made a film about a god of the seas, but the Mexican-American director is the king of unfinished projects. The Shape of Water director has announced that he will be helming a new project, a remake of the 1947 noir Nightmare Alley. But to add more to his ever-growing slate, del […]

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Movie Talk: Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join ‘Venom’

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Wednesday December 13th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Clarke Wolfe, Ashley Mova discuss the following: Will Fantastic Four rights land with Disney if sale goes through? Guillermo del Toro set to direct Nightmare Alley remake and will produce Scott Cooper’s Antlers. Woody Harrelson in talks to join Tom Hardy in Venom. Jennifer Lawrence to star in Icelandic drama Burial Rites for Call Me by Your Name director, Luca Guadagnino. Joe Johnston to direct Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms reshoots. Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_680154" align="aligncenter" width="…
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Guillermo del Toro Will Co-Write and Direct a Remake of The 1947 Carnival Noir Thriller Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro has jumped on board a couple new film projects since The Shape of Water landed seven Golden Globe nominations this week. The film projects are set up at Fox Searchlight and he's looking to produce one of them and co-write and direct the other.

The film he's producing is a supernatural film called Antlers, and the studio is currently in talks with Scott Cooper (Hostiles, Out of the Furnace, Black Mass) to direct it. Apparently, Del Toro is a fan of Cooper's work and has been wanting to work with him. This will definitely be a different kind of project for Cooper.

Antlers is based on a short story called "The Quiet Boy" by Antosca and the script was penned by Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca. The horror story follows "a young teacher who discovers that her troubled student’s father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret.
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Two more Guillermo del Toro projects on the way

Nick Harley Dec 13, 2017

Following The Shape Of Water, Guillermo del Toro has lined up a pair of new film to add to his slate...

With The Shape of Water earning rave reviews and racking up seven Golden Globe nominations, Fox Searchlight is raring to get back into bed with director Guillermo del Toro, pushing two of his gestating projects into development, according to Variety.

Though the sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney is looming and the future of Fox Searchlight could be up in the air, the studio is nonetheless in negotiations with Scott Cooper (Hostiles) to direct the del Toro-produced supernatural film Antlers. Apparently, the two are fans of each other and were eager to collaborate on a project.

In other del Toro news, the prolific director has laid out plans to write and direct a remake of the 1947 carnival-set thriller Nightmare Alley.

“I am delighted to continue
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Guillermo del Toro to Produce 'Antlers' and Direct 'Nightmare Alley' Remake

Fresh off leading yesterday’s Golden Globe nominations in seven categories with The Shape of Water, writer/director Guillermo Del Toro has announced not one, but two upcoming projects! The first is a supernatural film called Antlers, which he will produce and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart and Black Mass) is attached to direct. The second is a remake of the 1947 film-noir Nightmare Alley, which del Toro plans to direct himself and cowrite with Kim Morgan, according to Variety. Antlers was written by Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca and is based on a short story by Antosca. It follows a teacher who tries to protect one of her students after learning a disturbing secret about his family. It sounds like an intense ride for...

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Guillermo del Toro Sets Sights on Directing Reimagining of Nightmare Alley (1947)

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Following the release of perhaps his most well-received movie to date, Guillermo del Toro is wasting no time lining up future projects.

Variety reports that del Toro is looking to team up with Fox Searchlight Pictures once again for a remake of Edmund Goulding's 1947 film noir Nightmare Alley. While the project is still in the early stages of development, del Toro is reportedly attached to direct and produce from an adapted screenplay he plans to write with Kim Morgan.

Del Toro is also staying busy on the producing side with the new film Antlers, which could be helmed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace), who is in talks with Searchlight to helm the supernatural film adaptation of Nick Antosca's short story "The Quiet Boy."

Here's what del Toro had to say about continuing to work with Fox Searchlight:

“I am delighted to continue the producing
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Guillermo Del Toro to Produce 'Antlers' and Direct 'Nightmare Alley' Remake

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(c) New Line, Courtesy Everett Collection Fresh off leading yesterday’s Golden Globe nominations in seven categories with The Shape of Water, writer/director Guillermo Del Toro has announced not one, but two upcoming projects! The first is a supernatural film called Antlers, which he will produce, with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart and Black Mass) attached to direct. The second is a remake of the 1947 film-noir Nightmare Alley, which Del Toro plans to direct himself and co-write...

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Guillermo del Toro Set to Direct ‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake; Will Produce Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’

Guillermo del Toro is having a pretty good finish to 2017 so far. His latest film, The Shape of Water, has met with critical acclaim and figures to be a serious contender this awards season, and he’s not rushing into another project. However, he still plans to keep busy as Variety reports there are two more projects on the filmmaker’s horizon. First up, he’s set up another directing gig for a remake of the 1947 Fox movie Nightmare Alley. Del Toro will co-write the script with Kim Morgan. Per Variety, “the original movie starred Tyrone Power
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Guillermo del Toro Directing Noir Remake ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Producing Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’

Guillermo del Toro keeps packing his schedule for his year long sabbatical away from directing. The filmmaker has already penciled in interviews with Michael Mann and George Miller, though he’s not quite sure what he’ll do with the results just yet. Now, he’s adding two more projects to his slate.

Variety reports that del Toro has signed up co-write and direct a remake of the 1947 film noir, “Nightmare Alley.” The classic film stars Tyrone Power as a swindling carnival barker who eventually gets outmatched by a woman with an equally strong scheming streak.

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Guillermo del Toro Taps Scott Cooper for ‘Antlers’ and Sets New Project ‘Nightmare Alley’ (Exclusive)

Guillermo del Toro Taps Scott Cooper for ‘Antlers’ and Sets New Project ‘Nightmare Alley’ (Exclusive)
After Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” landed a leading seven nominations at the Golden Globes, Fox Searchlight has ramped up development on two projects with the filmmaker.

Sources tell Variety that Searchlight is in negotiations with “Hostiles” director Scott Cooper to direct the supernatural pic “Antlers,” which del Toro is producing. Del Toro has been a fan of Cooper’s for some time now, and the two were eager to work together.

Del Toro is also setting up a new directing gig, attaching himself to write and direct a remake of the 1947 Fox movie “Nightmare Alley.” Sources indicate that this will likely not be his next directing job, as he still has to pen the script, which he plans to co-write with Kim Morgan.

“I am delighted to continue the producing partnership that has been forged with Fox Searchlight during the making of ‘The Shape of Water,'” del Toro
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The Captive City | Blu-ray Review

Two obscure Robert Wise titles reach Blu-ray release this month, both direct follow-ups to some of the auteur’s more iconic works. First up is 1962’s Two for the Seesaw, a romantic drama headlined by Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine following the famed 1961 title West Side Story. But the decade prior would fine Wise unveiling one of his most stilted efforts, The Captive City (1952), a sort-of noir procedural which followed his sci-fi social commentary The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Providing John Forsythe with his first starring role (a performer who would find his most famous roles decades later on television, as Blake Carrington in “Dynasty,” and of course, the famous voice in “Charlie’s Angels”), it has to be one of the most unenthusiastic renderings of organized crime ever committed to celluloid. A scrappy journalist defies the mob ruled police force and a slick Mafia boss in a tired
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Scott Reviews Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway [Arrow Films Blu-ray Review]

Jules Dassin didn’t do much in the way of subversion. At least not cinematically. He didn’t have many overarching themes to his work, he didn’t twist his genre films into something they weren’t. What he did was utilize every one of the handful of tools he was given, and pushed his films to their absolute breaking point. His subversion was a sort of perversion, an excess of imagination and a willingness to show the world as he saw it. If that meant creating a filmography that looked suspicious to the House Committee of Un-American Activities, well, that was just the natural result of having an eye and an ear for how the common man lived.

It can’t have helped that his last film before the blacklist order came down was Thieves’ Highway, an all-out indictment of capitalism cloaked in the noir-drenched mode of a typical Fox gritty,
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Out 1,’ Noir, Akerman, ‘Strange Days,’ ‘Johnny Guitar’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

BAMcinématek

This is the final weekend for marathon screenings of Out 1. We highly recommend taking the plunge.

Museum of the Moving Image

“Lonely Places: Film Noir and the American Landscape” highlights a different atmosphere of the noir picture, and it makes its case with some great films. Out of the Past shows on Friday; Saturday
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Remembering Kubrick Actress Gray Pt.2: From The Killing to Leech Woman and Off-Screen School Prayer Amendment Fighter

Coleen Gray in 'The Sleeping City' with Richard Conte. Coleen Gray after Fox: B Westerns and films noirs (See previous post: “Coleen Gray Actress: From Red River to Film Noir 'Good Girls'.”) Regarding the demise of her Fox career (the year after her divorce from Rod Amateau), Coleen Gray would recall for Confessions of a Scream Queen author Matt Beckoff: I thought that was the end of the world and that I was a total failure. I was a mass of insecurity and depended on agents. … Whether it was an 'A' picture or a 'B' picture didn't bother me. It could be a Western movie, a sci-fi film. A job was a job. You did the best with the script that you had. Fox had dropped Gray at a time of dramatic upheavals in the American film industry: fast-dwindling box office receipts as a result of competition from television,
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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
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Daily | Artforum, La Furia Umana, Bordwell

James Quandt in the new issue of Artforum on Jafar Panahi's Taxi: "That the director of such teeming, expansive works as The Circle (2000) and Offside (2006) should find himself limited to the confines of a car may seem lamentable, but Taxi has illustrious cab-bound ancestors, most obviously Ten (2002) by Panahi’s mentor, Abbas Kiarostami, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991). And with the intrepid Panahi in the driver’s seat as both novice cabbie and veteran filmmaker, spatial restrictions predictably provide ample opportunity for formal innovation." Also today: David Bordwell on Edmund Goulding's Nightmare Alley, La Furia Umana on Manoel de Oliveira—and more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Artforum, La Furia Umana, Bordwell

James Quandt in the new issue of Artforum on Jafar Panahi's Taxi: "That the director of such teeming, expansive works as The Circle (2000) and Offside (2006) should find himself limited to the confines of a car may seem lamentable, but Taxi has illustrious cab-bound ancestors, most obviously Ten (2002) by Panahi’s mentor, Abbas Kiarostami, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991). And with the intrepid Panahi in the driver’s seat as both novice cabbie and veteran filmmaker, spatial restrictions predictably provide ample opportunity for formal innovation." Also today: David Bordwell on Edmund Goulding's Nightmare Alley, La Furia Umana on Manoel de Oliveira—and more. » - David Hudson
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