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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 'Hulk' TV Series Still Needs A Writer, 'Frankenstein' Back On At Universal

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 8:58 AM
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This past summer, when Guillermo del Toro announced that the similarities between “Prometheus” and his long-gestating “At The Mountains of Madness” had effectively shuttered the project, among the cries of outrage there exists one positive: it allows the director to move on to his other thousand projects waiting in the wings.

Fox Director Shortlist For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Both Predictable & Surprising

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:40 PM
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With Rupert Wyatt bailing on the director's chair just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox now have a vacany to fill for "Dawn Of The Planet The Apes" and it's one they want to move on fast as a release date is on the horizon. So here comes the shortlist and it's both predictable and kind of totally random at the same time.

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.

'The Strain' Heads To FX, Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Pilot, Will Run 3 To 5 Seasons At Most

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 5:44 PM
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...becuase he doesn't already have five thousand other things to do, Guillermo Del Toro is headed to the small screen, with a project that is very close to his heart, and one that will bring his specific brand of terror to living rooms across America.

Guillermo Del Toro Heads To HBO For 'Hitchcockian' Crime Drama 'Nutshell Studies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 18, 2012 10:40 AM
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By the time "Pacific Rim" hits theaters next summer, it'll have been a disappointingly lengthy five years since Guillermo Del Toro had a film in theaters ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was released in the summer of 2008). It's probably been frustrating for the filmmaker, who lost several years to "The Hobbit" before eventually bailing on the film, but it seems like the director has no intention of hanging around once his giant monster epic is in theaters, as he's been lining up multiple projects to move on to.

Guillermo Del Toro Agrees (Reluctantly?) To Convert 'Pacific Rim' Into 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 3:54 PM
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3D might have lost some of its luster since the glory days of "Avatar" all the way back in 2009 -- films like "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" made the bulk of their money in 2D, domestically at least -- but it's still a profitable money spinner domestically. Worst case scenario is that audiences end up paying an extra few dollars for their ticket to help battle plummeting admissions, and best case scenario is that the film, like "Avatar," "The Avengers" and others, is catapulted to gangbusters international numbers by the rest of the world's seemingly unsatiable appetizer for 3D.

First Look At Jessica Chastain & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Horror 'Mama'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 8, 2012 6:15 PM
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If short filmmakers have a best case scenario in their minds when they set out to make something, then director Andres Muschietti may have just achieved it. After premiering his short film, “Mama,” to near-unanimous praise during festivals the past few years, the young filmmaker was chosen by Guillermo del Toro to develop the film into a feature, and soon after actress Jessica Chastain came aboard as well. Essentially reward upon reward for Muschietti, and we now get a nice glimpse ourselves as the first still from the project has hit the net.

Read New All-Time Top 10 Lists From Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 8:53 AM
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The big talk of the week has been Sight & Sound's once-every-decade greatest films of all time list as determined by critics from around the world. However, the publication also take the temperature from film directors, asking for greatest lists from 358 filmmakers around the world, and collating the votes into a separate top 10. As we reported previously, "Tokyo Story" topped the list, with "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Citizen Kane" just behind (read the full top 10 here).

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