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“Success Is More Disorienting Than Failure”: Guillermo del Toro & William Friedkin Talk Their Oscar Experiences & More

Dislike the competitive sports nature of awards season and the Oscars? This podcast is probably for you. On the most recent episode of the excellent Talk House podcast, cinema titans (and old friends judging by the rapport of the chat) William Friedkin and recent Best Director and Best Picture winner Guillermo del Toro sat down to talk about many things, but thematically, their discussion centered around the seduction of success and getting lost in accolades and awards.
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‘The Old Man and the Gun’ First Look: David Lowery Directs Robert Redford’s Last Film Performance

Fox Searchlight had an incredible 2017-18 Oscar season thanks to awards darlings “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Best Picture winner “The Shape of Water,” and now the studio is turning its eyes to the upcoming race. The studio has announced David Lowery’s “The Old Man and the Gun” will bow in October, which is right in the middle of awards season. The date suggests a fall film festival debut at Venice, Telluride, or Tiff.

“The Old Man and the Gun” is notable for starring Robert Redford in his alleged final screen performance. The actor announced his retirement in 2016, saying he had two acting projects left before officially saying “goodbye to all that.” The first project, “Our Souls at Night,” debuted on Netflix last fall, and the second is the Lowery star vehicle.

The film stars Redford in the true story of Forrest Tucker, who escaped prison at age
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Guillermo del Toro signs multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation

Guillermo del Toro signs multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation
Mexican auteur takes office on Glendale campus.

Guillermo del Toro has struck a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce, and direct animated family films.

The pact, which comes hot on the heels of del Toro’s expansive deal with Fox Searchlight after they collaborated on the Oscar-winning The Shape Of Water, will see the Mexican auteur take office on the studio’s Glendale campus.

Del Toro’s most recent association with DreamWorks Animation was for the television division as creator and executive producer in the Netflix series Trollhunters.

That show is part of his Tales Of Arcadia trilogy.
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Guillermo del Toro Extends DreamWorks Animation Partnership with Exclusive Deal

Guillermo del Toro may have won his first Oscar(s) for The Shape of Water, but I'm of the opinion that his best work still lies ahead of him, and it might just be in the medium of animation. One studio that's betting big on this prediction is DreamWorks Animation, a production house that's been in the Gdt business since at least 2010 when their partnership included development of feature films and TV series. The deal lead to del Toro acting as creative consultant for Kung Fu Panda 2 and Megamind with executive producer credits on Rise
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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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Guillermo del Toro Signs With DreamWorks Animation for Family Films

Guillermo del Toro Signs With DreamWorks Animation for Family Films
Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.

The Oscar-winning director of “The Shape of Water” is taking an offices at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, Calif., as part of the deal.

The filmmaker, who won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for “The Shape of Water,” signed an overall deal earlier this month with Fox Searchlight to write, produce and direct live-action feature projects.

“Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood,” said del Toro in a statement. “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
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Guillermo del Toro Signs Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation

Guillermo del Toro Signs Exclusive Deal With DreamWorks Animation
Guillermo del Toro has signed a multiyear exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.

As part of the arrangement, del Toro has taken up offices at the Glendale, California, campus. 

This is the latest deal for the filmmaker, who is coming off numerous Oscar wins for The Shape of Water and who earlier this month signed an overall deal with Fox Searchlight to write, produce and direct live-action feature projects.

"Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood," del Toro said Thursday in a statement. "To me,...
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Cameron Bailey Promoted to Co-Head of Toronto Film Festival

Cameron Bailey Promoted to Co-Head of Toronto Film Festival
Cameron Bailey​ has been promoted to the newly created position of artistic director and co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Bailey is one of the public faces of the annual celebration of moviemaking, helping to select the productions that debut up north as the artistic director, a post he has held since 2012, and often introducing the films to the crowds on opening nights. The Toronto Film Festival has become an essential stop for awards-season hopefuls. Oscar-winning films such as “Argo,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Spotlight” have all used the gathering to generate buzz and fuel their campaigns.

The move comes following CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that this year’s festival will be his last. As part of the leadership shift, the board reviewed the organization’s current structure and decided on a two-headed structure for the festival. Bailey will focus on the artistic direction of the organization.
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Jordan Peele Honors Guillermo del Toro in Time 100 Essay: ‘To Watch His Masterpieces Is an Experience in Wonder’

Jordan Peele Honors Guillermo del Toro in Time 100 Essay: ‘To Watch His Masterpieces Is an Experience in Wonder’
Time Magazine has announced its picks for the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018, and included among the group is this year’s Oscar winner for Best Director, Guillermo del Toro. “The Shape of Water” visionary is honored by fellow Oscar winner Jordan Peele in the magazine. The “Get Out” writer-director praises del Toro as the “auteur whom artists adore” in a short essay.

“To watch one of Guillermo’s masterpieces is an experience in escapism and wonder,” Peele writes. “To gnaw on the totality of his work reveals an obsession with the eternally forbidden romance between beauty and beast.”

“Guillermo is in love with monsters and lives to show us that we are too,” he continues. “With each fable he weaves, he pushes us closer to acceptance of a primal truth: that we each have a deep connection to the spectrum of otherness.”

Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water
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29 Indies and Festival Favorites You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

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This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, niche offerings for dedicated fans, a closer look at festival favorites finally headed to a theater near you, and plenty of special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Today — 29 indie standouts and festival favorites bound for a big screen near you.

“Tully,” May 4

A very different kind of adult fairy tale (one that frequently doubles as a feature-length advertisement for tubal ligation), “Tully” is a fantasy of the highest order; it might look like an episode of “This Is Us,” but this story is every bit as magical as “The Shape of Water.” Think
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‘Angels Wear White’ Trailer: Vivian Qu’s Venice Competition Contender Is a Prescient Piece of #MeToo Cinema

‘Angels Wear White’ Trailer: Vivian Qu’s Venice Competition Contender Is a Prescient Piece of #MeToo Cinema
At last year’s Venice Film Festival, just one film from a female filmmaker — Vivian Qu’s “Angels Wear White” — was counted amongst the starry competition titles, and while Qu’s film didn’t win the big prize, it walked away with its own timely distinction: it’s a #MeToo film made before #MeToo swept Hollywood. Just weeks after Venice wrapped, disgraced producer Harvey Weintsein was accused of multiple acts of sexual assault and harassment, setting loose a new era in the industry.

Qu’s film proved to be a prescient piece of #MeToo cinema during its premiere, and its power has only increased during the subsequent months between its Venice debut and its domestic release.

Half-noir, half-human drama, the film follows young hotel clerk Mia (Vicky Chen), who witnesses a horrific sexual assault perpetrated against a pair of young schoolgirls by a middle-aged man during a night shift. Terrified of losing her job,
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Cinematographer Revealed for the It Sequel

They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults in It: Chapter Two, and following recent potential casting reveals for the sequel, a new cinematographer is reportedly on board for the anticipated film.

Collider reports that Checco Varese will be the cinematographer for It: Chapter Two. Chung-hoon Chung served as the director of photography on the first It film, but as Collider points out, director Andy Muschietti could be looking for a different visual style in the sequel, which will take place around 27 years after the 1989-set first film, with the Losers' Club inevitably returning to their hometown of Derry to face the return of It, aka Pennywise. This change in visual style is also reflected with The Shape of Water production designer Paul Austerberry coming on board for the It sequel (Claude Paré was the production designer
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Exclusive: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Lands Cinematographer Checco Varese

Filmmaker Andy Muschietti is switching things up on the highly anticipated It sequel It: Chapter Two, at least when it comes to the behind the scenes team. It was previously reported that Muschietti has enlisted Oscar-winning The Shape of Water production designer Paul Austerberry to join the It 2 team, after Claude Paré (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) served as production designer on the first movie. Now Collider can confirm that a new cinematographer will be lensing It 2: Checco Varese. The Handmaiden and Oldboy Dp Chung-hoon Chung was the cinematographer on the first It to great success, but …
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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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Watch: ‘The Shape of Water’s Fishman Falls on Hard Times in Cut SNL Sketch

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water winning four Oscars wasn't just a big win for The Others among us, but also for Fishpeople in particular. The merfolk, as they were traditionally known, had been living below the radar and beneath the surface for centuries before the romance movie brought them into the spotlight. Now, as more and more fishfolk attempt to make it big in Hollywood, they're struggling along with everyone else to make it out in La La Land. Even for the famous fishman of del Toro's award-winning film, fame is fleeting and …
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Kyle Mooney Stars as Out-of-Work Fish Man in Cut 'SNL' Sketch

John Mulaney’s hosting stint on this weekend's Saturday Night Live may have included a number of celebrity cameos and absurd looks, but one sketch that was cut for time brought about the most impressive costume of the week.

In the short titled Fish Dreams, Kyle Mooney plays The Shape of Water's star, Fish Man. While his acting prospects seem positive — including Martin Scorsese requesting he topline a mob movie set in Atlantis called Fishfellas — Fish Man clearly wants to take a new professional path: pursuing his passion of creating art.

When his best friend and fellow fish-man Roger (Mulaney) shows...
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Adam Driver Filmed a Surprise Cameo for Unaired ‘Shape of Water’ Sketch

‘Saturday Night Live’: Adam Driver Filmed a Surprise Cameo for Unaired ‘Shape of Water’ Sketch
The Amazonian creature from “The Shape of Water” had a difficult decade after he and Sally Hawkins sought their happily-ever-after in a Baltimore canal — at least according to the collective imagination of the “Saturday Night Live” writing staff. A cut-for-time taped sketch from this weekend’s John Mulaney-hosted episode follows the downward career trajectory of amphibious actor Fish Man (Kyle Mooney), star of Guillermo del Toro’s recent Best Picture Oscar winner. The character was actually played by six-time del Toro collaborator Doug Jones, who answered to the onset nickname “Charlie Tuna.”

“Fish Dreams” opens in agent (Beck Bennett)’s office, where Fish Man passes up a part in Martin Scorsese’s ocean-set “Goodfellas” remake (“Fishfellas”), eager to stock his just-leased gallery space with his original photographs. At Fish Man’s art opening, his pal and fellow gilled actor, Roger (Mulaney) gets his permission to pursue the role instead.
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Soft Matter Trailer Wants to Be Shape of Water Meets Get Out

Soft Matter Trailer Wants to Be Shape of Water Meets Get Out
Love The Shape of Water? Absolutely adore Get Out? Well, then, someone has made a movie just for you. And it's really short, so if it sucks, you don't have to worry about wasting much of your time. That's right, we have the first trailer for Soft Matter, and, well, you can check out the trailer for yourself.

If you've seen Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water, which walked away with Best Picture at this year's Oscars, then you'll notice more than a passing resemblance to that monster drama just from the Soft Matter poster alone. It's easy to confuse the two. And it doesn't help that Wild Eye releasing are pushing that point home in their promotional materials for the movie.

"The Shape of Water meets Get Out in the unique Sci-fi Horror Soft Matter, premiering on VOD 5/22 from Wild Eye Releasing."

Ronn!E from SciFiMonkeys.com goes
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The Shape of Water meets Get Out in trailer for sci-fi horror Soft Matter

Ahead of its VOD release next month, a trailer, poster and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi horror Soft Matter. Described as “The Shape of Water meets Get Out“, the film marks the feature directorial debut for Jim Hickcox and stars Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, and Mary Anzalone; check them out here…

Jim Hickcox’s feature debut tells of two graffiti artists that break into an abandoned, reportedly haunted research facility in hopes of creating an art installation, but stumble upon a team of demented researchers who are in the process of resurrecting an ancient sea creature – who they now must fight in order to not become their next experiment.

Soft Matter is set for release on May 22nd.

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Trailer for Mysterious Post-Apocalyptic We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew

Better late than never is my motto, which is why I'm sharing some information on Thomas Woodrow's intoxicating post-apocalyptic We've Forgotten More than We Ever Knew, a film that comes highly recommended by quietearth.

The film stars Doug Jones along with Louisa Krause and Aaron Stanford.

Synopsis:

After traversing a hostile post-apocalyptic wilderness for many years, a pair of survivors encounters the ruins of a vanished society. What they discover will threaten their relationship, their memories, and their future.
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