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Updated: Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' Will Spookily Materialize In Theaters April 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 11:25 AM
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Guillermo del Toro's next phantasmagorical outing is getting a new moniker. His forthcoming Gothic romance "Crimson Peak," starring the scarily great Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston, has been given the more anonymously spooky title "Haunted Peak" and a tentative release date of April, 2015. Shooting begins in February at Pinewood Toronto Studios and lasts until May. In between now and then, del Toro will direct the pilot for "The Strain," an FX series based on a trilogy of lousy vampire novels the filmmaker co-wrote with "The Town" scribe Chuck Hogan.

'Pacific Rim 2' Isn't Greenlit Yet, But Guillermo Del Toro & Travis Beacham Have Started Writing It

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 16, 2013 5:32 PM
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The narrative for Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robots spectacle “Pacific Rim” this summer was quite the roller coaster. Budgeted at over $200 million (not including marketing), the studio started to sweat when bad tracking reports hit a few weeks before release. Del Toro had to galvanize his base, spread the word and do everything he can to beat the awareness drum. And he did. While some were worried the movie would bomb, the story, as usual, was more complex.

Watch: 'Pacific Rim' Gag Reel Proves Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Movie Was At Least Fun To Make

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 12:30 PM
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Whether you thought Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was the most original blockbuster of the year (until you saw "Gravity") or a hodgepodge of the director's genre faves that didn't really step outside the clichés of the summer spectacle, there is no doubt that it was a massive undertaking. And while a highly technical, VFX driven movie can sometimes make for a set that is serious and focused on getting it right, especially with the large amounts of studio money on the line, most sets aren't run by del Toro.

Watch: Guillermo Del Toro's Monster-Filled Opening For 'The Simpsons' Halloween Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 4:38 PM
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You would think that you wouldn't put the big draw for people to tune into "The Simpsons" this weekend online before it airs, but then again, we don't make those kind of decisions so what do we know. Either way, this Sunday marks another annual "Treehouse Of Horror" episode in the long-running animated series, and none other than Guillermo del Toro has conjured up a ghoulish opening sequence. And if you have better things to do on Sunday night, the good news is you can watch it right now.

Tom Hiddleston Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 2:36 PM
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The speculation that followed Benedict Cumberbatch's exit from Guillermo del Toro's R-rated Gothic romance "Crimson Peak" was deafening and absurd, most of it hinged around the fact that the star (whose "The Fifth Estate" just opened the Toronto International Film Festival) was supposedly leaving to headline J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." When that turned out to be patently false, people sort of forgot about the spot that he had left in "Crimson Peak," a spot that has just been filled with an equally charming British dandy: Tom Hiddleston.

Guillermo Del Toro Initially Wanted Charlie Day To Be The Villain In 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 6, 2013 10:20 AM
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Unless you're The Asylum with “Atlantic Rim,” the task of realizing monsters battling aliens is an enormously pricy one, and with Guillermo Del Toro's $190 million effort “Pacific Rim” gathering only close to $90 million domestic thus far, it may not be one worth pursuing again for Warner Bros. But as we saw last week, overseas audiences turned out in droves to see the flick, reigniting talks of a possible sequel once more, and now a small tidbit from actor Charlie Day has hinted as to its possible direction.

Box Office Results In China Keep Hope Alive For 'Pacific Rim' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 8:25 PM
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Coming on three weeks in release, Guillermo Del Toro's big, and very expensive ($190 million) monster/robot movie spectacular "Pacific Rim" has pulled in a rather average $86 million. For a blockbuster like this, right in the heart of the summer movie season, that's the kind of number you aim for on opening weekend. Needless to say, much has been written about the successful or failure of the film, all the while the prospect of a sequel — with reports of development first arriving last year —looms in the background. But it looks like China could be a deciding factor as to whether or not Warner Bros. gets the gang back together.

Kevin Costner Books 'Midnight Delivery' For Guillermo Del Toro, Dustin Hoffman Cooks Up 'Chef' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 16, 2013 1:02 PM
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Looks like Kevin Costner is following up his performance as Pa Kent in “Man Of Steel” with another patriarch role, only this time as the focal point in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced thriller “Midnight Delivery.” According to THR, Costner is in talks to star as a father who must become a drug mule in order to save his estranged daughter from a Colombian gang. The del Toro and Neil Cross scripted draft had Costner saving his son but we suppose the plot’s similarity to this year’s Dwayne Johnson-vehicle “Snitch” forced the change. We’re not sure exactly when the film will end up appearing in front of cameras since TV helmer Brian Kirk jumped ship for the Keanu Reeves-starring “Passengers.” Perhaps co-writer Cross, himself a veteran of TV with BBC’s “Luther,” can step in?

The Good, The Bad & The Weird Of Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 15, 2013 2:13 PM
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This weekend, Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," a monster mash about giant creatures that come through an inter-dimensional portal on the ocean floor and the giant robots constructed to fight them, was neither an outright dud nor a smash. Beaten to number one by "Despicable Me 2," we can't imagine a third place finish was what Warner Bros. had in mind for their $200 million summer movie. Was it too much of a fan letter to nerds and comic book stores for the general public to care? Did the marketing campaign stumble? Did it need an A-list star? We're sure conference rooms at WB today are having meetings asking those exact same questions, but there's also the simple question of whether or not the movie actually delivered.

Guillermo Del Toro Says No 'Pacific Rim' Director's Cut On DVD, But Reveals He Shot 3 Different Endings

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 9:00 AM
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It's Monday morning, and the victor between "Pacific Rim" and "Grown Ups 2" has been determined....and it's "Despicable Me 2." Yes, in the great showdown that was set to take place this weekend between Guillermo Del Toro's monsters and Adam Sandler's farts, it was the minions who wound up winning. That being said, a third place finish likely wasn't what Warner Bros. was hoping for with their $190 million movie (though it did brisk business overseas) and it'll interesting to see if this turns into the franchise everyone involved was hoping for or not. The next couple of weeks will determine that, but until then, Del Toro has teased what might appear in part two, and brace yourself for some technical nerd talk.

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