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Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation

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Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation
Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation, the studio announced Thursday.

Del Toro will write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio, and as part of the arrangement, he has taken up offices at the Glendale campus.

Del Toro’s most recent collaborations with DreamWorks Animation Television was when he created and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning series “Trollhunters.” The series, part of del Toro’s “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy, will continue with “3 Below” and “Wizards,” set to debut on Netflix in 2018 and 2019.

Also Read: Guillermo del Toro Signs Overall Production Deal at Fox Searchlight

He also served as an executive producer on “Rise of the Guardians,” “Puss in Boots” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” as well as a creative consultant for “Kung Fu 2” and “Megamind.”

During his agreement, he will work with DreamWorks Animation Film Group president Chris deFaria and the studio’s other artists and technologists on the pilot programs and other storytelling methods on multiple content platforms.

“We are thrilled that Guillermo is adding a film partnership to the already successful television relationship he has with DreamWorks Animation,” said deFaria in a statement. “He is truly a one- of-a- kind artist, and we are eager to see his imagination on full display in the family animated feature space. Guillermo has a unique talent for creating memorable worlds and characters, and we believe the films we create with him will resonate with animation audiences for many generations to come. I am personally very excited to extend the long working relationship I have enjoyed with Guillermo and look forward to him also collaborating with us on some of our breakthrough advancements in technology and innovation.”

Also Read: Oscars: Guillermo del Toro Gets Fourth Mexican-Born Best Director Win in 5 Years

Del Toro added, “Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood. To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with Chris and the talented artists at DreamWorks – some of the most talented people in the business – to make these images a reality. I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade and the horizon just keeps getting wider.”

Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” recently won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director after receiving 13 nominations. His other credits include “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Book of Life” and “Blade II.”

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Pacific Rim: Uprising Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date, Details Announced

Get ready to bring some giant robot and alien action to the comfort of your home, as Pacific Rim Uprising is coming to Blu-ray, 4K and digital platforms this June. Universal Pictures has announced that Pacific Rim: Uprising arrives on digital, as well as the Movies Anywhere app on June 5, 2018. The movie will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand two weeks later on June 19, 2018. The sequel takes place ten years after the events of the first movie. the Kaiju return in Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them.

The home video release of Pacific Rim: Uprising is loaded with special features. It includes deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Steven S. DeKnight. The release also includes a commentary track from director Steven S.
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Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Netflix has ordered a comedy series starring Idris Elba called “Turn Up Charlie,” Variety has learned.

Co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich, the series follows Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. Netflix has ordered an eight-episode first season of the half-hour series. Production will begin this May in the U.K.

Elba and Reich will executive produce along with Tristram Shapeero. Shapeero will also direct the series with Matt Lipsey. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran,
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Gehenna: Where Death Lives, Co-Starring Lance Henriksen

Co-starring Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens), the new subterranean horror film Gehenna: Where Death Lives is coming to theaters and digital platforms in the Us on May 4th courtesy of Uncork’d Entertainment, and we've been provided with an exclusive clip for Daily Dead readers to enjoy ahead of its release.

You can watch Henriksen in our exclusive clip below, and in case you missed it, check here to read our Q&A with director Hiroshi Katagiri and executive producer Saik Meng Kee.

Press Release: Doug Jones, star of the Academy Award winning The Shape of Water, gives a mind-blowing performance in Gehenna : Where Death Lives, in theaters and On Demand May 4.

The feature directorial debut of celebrated effects master Hiroshi Katagiri, who also provides the film’s impressive effects, Gehenna co-stars genre icon Lance Henriksen, Eva Swan, Simon Phillips, and Justin Gordon.

Encompassing horror,
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Gehenna Trailer: Doug Jones Stars in Katagiri Hiroshi's Directorial Debut

Doug Jones, star of the Academy Award winning The Shape of Water, stars in Gehenna: Where Death Lives, in theaters and On-Demand May 4. The feature directorial debut of celebrated effects master Katagiri Hiroshi, who also provides the film's impressive effects, Gehenna co-stars genre icon Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Eva Swan, Simon Phillips, and Justin Gordon. Encompassing horror, suspense and a twist that will blow your mind, Gehenna fixes on five people who enter a hidden bunker from WW2, and realize it's way more than a bunker. Some fates are Much worse than death. Spectral Motion, known for award-winning work on such films as Hellboy and Looper, did the makeup effects on the creature played by Jones. Gehenna: Where Death Lives...

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Godzilla joins Pacific Rim Uprising in Japanese poster mash-up

No, it’s not a crossover between Godzilla and Pacific Rim – although that has previously been teased as a possibility – but the King of the Monsters is sharing space with the Jaegers in a new poster from illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin to promote the upcoming Japanese releases of Pacific Rim Uprising and Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Take a look at the poster here…

See Also: First poster and plot details for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Pacific Rim Uprising opens in Japan tomorrow, April 13th, where it will attempt to boost its disappointing worldwide box office of $267.7 million. Meanwhile, the anime sequel Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle is set for release on May 18th.

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
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Doug Jones Gets Creepy in Trailer for 'Gehenna: Where Death Lives'

Doug Jones Gets Creepy in Trailer for 'Gehenna: Where Death Lives'
After starring as a gentle fish man in this year's best picture winner Shape of Water, Doug Jones is playing someone a little less cuddly.

Jones is known for his creature work in movies such as Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, and is now lending his talents to Gehenna: Where Death Lives, the directorial debut of veteran visual effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri, known for his work on Jurassic Park and Pacific Rim.

Heat Vision has the exclusive trailer for the project, in which Jones plays a creepy creature terrorizing a group of five people who come across a World War II-era bunker. Soon, his victims discover there...
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Pop Addled: Movie Special – Pacific Rim: Uprising

Another week, another episode of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly!

Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop culture and they’re here to share their twisted thoughts with you!

If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out old episode on Libsyn and iTunes; and we’ll be bringing you the latest episodes each and every week.

Pop Addled: Movie Special – Pacific Rim: Uprising

Harrison from Doom Thugs is back in the studio for the second week in a row! We watched Pacific Rim Uprising to see if it holds up to the amazing first Pacific Rim. Please rate, review, and enjoy!

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China box office: 'Ready Player One' stays top for second week

With $170.5m total, China is the film’s biggest market so far.

Thanks to the three-day Qing Ming holidays (similar to All Souls’ Day in the West) which ran from Thursday – Saturday, last week’s Chinese box office (Apr 2-8) soared by about 27% week-on-week, the first rise in six weeks post-Chinese New Year.

Ready Player One earned $105.5m in its second week, making it the first Us film to top the charts for two straight weeks in 2018. Standing at $170.5m after 10 days, Warner Bros’ sci-fi adaptation is now the highest grossing foreign film and the fifth highest grossing film overall this year.
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‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Noise as the Biggest Box Office Opening Since ‘Black Panther’

‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Noise as the Biggest Box Office Opening Since ‘Black Panther’
What does “A Quiet Place’ have that “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Tomb Raider” don’t? Quite a few things, it turns out, including the best domestic box office opening since “Black Panther.”

The critically acclaimed third feature from actor John Krasinski, who stars opposite wife Emily Blunt, nearly tripled its budget on opening weekend. That will propel it into a major profit for struggling Paramount and provides an easy route to over $100 million in domestic. Overseas, initial reports have its take at $21 million.

Any way you look at it, this is a hit, but here’s the elements that stand out.

— Its $17 million budget is minuscule by studio standards — especially compared to “Pacific Rim” ($150 million) and “Tomb Raider” ($94 million), both of which will struggle to reach a domestic gross over $60 million. Foreign grosses should get “Tomb Raider” in the black, but the more expensive “Pacific Rim” remains in question.

— It is a non-franchise,
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'Ready Player One' becomes Warner Bros' biggest hit in China, hits $300m global

'Ready Player One' becomes Warner Bros' biggest hit in China, hits $300m global
Tomb Raider hits $200m internationally; A Quiet Place gets multi-territory roll-out.

April 6 Update: Last weekend’s global box office champion Ready Player One from Warner Bros, Amblin Entertainment and Village Roadshow has soared past $200m internationally and crossed $300m worldwide.

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure based on Ernest Cline’s beloved pop culture mash-up has raced to $143m (Rmb 897m) and counting in China to become Warner Bros’ biggest release in the market.

Ready Player One stands at approximately $232m internationally and arrives in the key market of Germany this weekend, which should play a role in propelling the international
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'Ready Player One' suits up to blast away international competition

'Ready Player One' suits up to blast away international competition
Tomb Raider crosses $200m milestone; Paramount’s A Quiet Place gets wide launch.

Last weekend’s global box office champion Ready Player One from Amblin Entertainment will soar past the $200m mark this weekend.

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure based on Ernest Cline’s beloved pop culture mash-up has raced to an early $169.9m through Warner Bros Pictures International and remains the Hollywood tentpole to beat outside North America.

Ready Player One has grossed more than $234m worldwide and arrives in the key market of Germany this weekend, which should play a key role in propelling the international running total past the $200m milestone.
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Guillermo Del Toro and Fox Searchlight Team for New Horror and Sci-Fi Label

Just under a month after Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water won Best Picture at the 90th Oscars, director Guillermo del Toro has signed a new overall deal with the studio, making it his new production home. The overall deal will not only cover projects that will be written, produced and/or directed by the filmmaker, it will also include the creation of a new genre label within Fox Searchlight, which will be the new home for horror, sci-fi and fantasy projects at the studio, including projects that del Toro himself will produce and/or curate. Here's what Guillermo del Toro had to say in a statement, where he thanked Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley, along with the studio's co-heads of production, David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.

"For the longest time, I've hoped to find an environment in which I can distribute, nurture and produce new voices in smart,
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Guillermo del Toro Teaming Up with Fox Searchlight Pictures to Develop Feature Films for New Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Label

Millions of viewers had the honor of seeing Guillermo del Toro take the stage twice at the 2018 Oscars to accept the awards for Best Director and Best Picture for The Shape of Water. With the world as his audience, del Toro expressed his gratitude to Fox Searchlight Pictures for joining him on a cinematic journey to bring The Shape of Water to life, and thankfully for genre fans, that journey isn't ending anytime soon, as Fox Searchlight Pictures and the visionary director are teaming up to create a new label to finance and distribute horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, including ones written, directed, and/or produced by del Toro:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 2018 -- Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed a deal with Academy Award® winning director Guillermo del Toro that covers live action feature film projects to be written,
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HBO Drops Intel On Westworld’s Shogun World, A Land Of “Highest Beauty And Darkest Horror”

“Did you ever stop to wonder about your actions? The price you would have to pay if there was a reckoning…that reckoning is here.”

Suffice it to say, viewers were left mulling over a multitude of questions in the aftermath of Westworld‘s latest trailer, one which was set against a particularly haunting rendition of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” – you can thank composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) for that one.

Chief among them was the shot of Thandie Newton’s Maeve moseying her way through the fabled Shogun World, a Japanese-themed simulation that presumably exists independent from Westworld and the sun-kissed town of Sweetwater. That second park has largely been shrouded in mystery ever since, though Entertainment Weekly has today uncovered some new intel relating to Sw, a landscape of “highest beauty and darkest horror.”

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Guillermo del Toro Signs Overall Deal With Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed an overall deal with Guillermo del Toro that covers live-action feature films to be written, produced, and/or directed by the filmmaker.

The company is also creating a new, soon-to-be-named label, which will serve as a home for projects in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres, including those produced and curated by del Toro. The movies will be financed, marketed, and distributed by Fox Searchlight.

“For the longest time, I’ve hoped to find an environment in which I can distribute, nurture, and produce new voices in smart, inventive genre films and channel my own,” del Toro said. “In Fox Searchlight, I’ve found a real home for live-action production — a partnership based on hard work, understanding of each other and, above all, faith. After the wonderful experience I had with Fox Searchlight on ‘The Shape of Water,’ I am honored to have the opportunity to continue the relationship.
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Guillermo del Toro to Create Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Movie Label

Fox Searchlight has signed a deal with Guillermo del Toro covering live-action films by del Toro as well as the creation of a new label for sci-fi, horror, and fantasy films. The Mexican filmmaker is best known for his fantasy and gothic stories, such as Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, though he has also done more mainstream action films such as Hellboy and Pacific Rim, all of them with his particular touch of dark fantasy.
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'Ready Player One' leads global box office with $181.2m

'Ready Player One' leads global box office with $181.2m
Pacific Rim: Uprising reaches $186.2m internationally, and Tomb Raider $194.6m.

Monday Update: Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One got the top score at the global box office this weekend, grossing $181.2m worldwide and giving distributor Warner Bros its biggest opening weekend ever in China.

Pacific Rim: Uprising plummeted after its impressive opening last week, taking $41m worldwide over the first three days of what in many markets is the extended Easter holiday weekend.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Outside North America, Ready Player One notched up $127.5m from 35,600 screens in 62 territories, according to Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi
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China Box Office Overtakes North America in First Quarter of 2018

China’s theatrical box office overtook North America to become the biggest in the world in the first quarter of this year.

Gross theatrical revenues in China amounted to RMB20.2 billion in the three months to the end of March, according to data assembled by Variety from official and industry sources. Using a conservative exchange rate of RMB6.30 to the U.S. dollar, that equates to $3.17 billion. In comparison, North American theaters (comprising those in the U.S. and Canada) enjoyed aggregate revenues of $2.89 billion in the same period, according to data tracking and consultancy service ComScore.

It has frequently been predicted that the film business in China would overtake North America’s. But forecasters got their timing wrong when more than a decade of unbroken Chinese growth stalled between mid-2016 and mid-2017.

The Chinese data for January to March point to a 39% bounce compared to the first quarter of 2017. However,
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'Ready Player One' leads global box office with $181.3m

'Ready Player One' leads global box office with $181.3m
Pacific Rim: Uprising reaches $186.2m internationally, and Tomb Raider $194.6m.

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One secured top spot at the global box office this weekend, grossing $181.3m worldwide and giving distributor Warner Bros its biggest opening weekend ever in China.

Pacific Rim: Uprising plummeted after its impressive opening last week, taking $40.6m worldwide over the first three days of what in many markets is the extended Easter holiday weekend.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Outside North America, Ready Player One notched up $128m from 35,600 screens in 62 territories, according to Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi). It was the number one film across Europe,
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