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Interview: Guillermo del Toro Talks 'Mama,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Crimson Peak' & What Happened To His Disney Double Dare You Shingle

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 15, 2013 2:40 PM
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This weekend the new horror film "Mama" opens in theaters nationwide. It's the spooky tale of a pair of young girls who are abandoned in a cabin in the woods for several years. When they are finally discovered and returned to society, to live with their kindly uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from "Game Of Thrones") and his punkish girlfriend (Jessica Chastain), something else comes along with them… a spectral figure the girls name "Mama." In other words: perfect material for producer Guillermo del Toro to shepherd to the big screen.

Watch: New Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Brings More Monsters & Carnage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 10:57 PM
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It's been helluva day for Guillermo Del Toro fans. The director kicked off his Monday talking to journalists about his upcoming "Mama," the horror film he produced starring Jessica Chastain, and of course, the chatty director shared all kinds of tidbits not related to that film at all. With The Playlist he revealed that he was approached for "Star Wars: Episode 7," which he turned down, and that he was planning another studio pitch for "At The Mountains Of Madness." And then he closed things off by walking on stage this evening at CES during mobile company Qualcomm's opening presentation, to help show off the new trailer for "Pacific Rim" which is powered by their processor or something.

Watch: First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Mash 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 7:11 PM
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There's a lot of big hitters arriving in theaters next summer; "Iron Man 3," "Man Of Steel," "The Lone Ranger," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolverine," "Elysium." But if you'd asked us this morning what our most anticipated film of the warm months of 2013 was going to be, we wouldn't have even had to think before we answered "Pacific Rim." For the most part, it's because it's the first film in five years from director Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"). Although that it features giant robots and giant monsters kicking the holy living shit out of each other, and that it has a very strong script to be working from are other good reasons why we're excited (and why Warner Bros have already commissioned a script for a sequel).

Watch: A Monster Attacks San Francisco In New Viral Footage From Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 8:54 PM
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Well this is certainly way more interesting than the letter and alarm that dropped this morning. More has dripped out of the viral campaign for "Pacific Rim" and this latest bit is pretty damn good.

The 'Pacific Rim' Viral Campaign Sounds The Alarm

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 8:59 AM
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With Guillermo Del Toro's monstrous "Pacific Rim" looking to crush the box office next summer, the viral marketing train is leaving the station.

Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Go IMAX; 'Jupiter Ascending' & 'All You Need Is Kill' In 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
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If want to know what the future holds at the multiplex, just look at Warner Bros. latest deal with IMAX. The two companies have shaken hands on 20 movies that will get the supersize treatment, but among the press release (via Nolan Fans) are some interesting tidbits about some very big high profile films thare are on the way.

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Talks For ‘Heaven Sent,’ Already Toying With 'Pacific Rim 2' (But It Won't Be Next)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2012 9:45 AM
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There’s been a trend as of late of directors attaching themselves to more projects than they can conceivably handle, and Guillermo del Toro is the poster boy of this epidemic. While next year’s “Pacific Rim” will be his first directorial outing in nearly five years, it hasn’t been for lack of trying (of course you'll remember he was long attached to helm "The Hobbit" but bailed as it continued to stall due to MGM's financial woes). The “Hellboy” helmer is now talking up two more projects that he intends to tackle in the future.

Guillermo Del Toro Reportedly Developing 'Avengers'-Style Movie With Second Tier DC Comic Characters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 9:18 AM
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File this under Guillermo Del Toro project #A-898039. Also, it's largely a rumor for now, and one that doesn't quite make sense, but as always, you never know...

New York Comic-Con Posters For 'Pacific Rim,' 'The Last Stand' & 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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Nerd alert! Starting today, folks will be able to get their geek on at the New York Comic Con, and never one to miss a marketing opportunity, studios are unfurling new marketing swag, so let's get to it.

Guillermo Del Toro Says WB Gave Him Extra Budget To Do 3D Conversion Right For 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 24, 2012 9:25 AM
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After talking a big game at Comic-Con earlier this year, telling Collider that despite shooting digitally -- the film was shot on the RED EPIC -- the film was not intended for 3D post-conversion because of the sheer scale of the robots and monster (the stereoscopic process makes objects appear smaller than their 2D counterparts), it was revealed a couple of weeks ago that Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” would, in fact, be converted into 3D. At the time trade reports suggested that the decision was made in spite of del Toro’s wishes, but it appears that the “Pan’s Labyrinth” filmmaker readily agreed to a conversion, with some caveats.

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