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Otto Bathurst To Direct Kevin Costner In ‘Midnight Delivery’; From Guillermo Del Toro & ‘Luther’ Co-Creator Neil Cross
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Otto Bathurst has closed a deal to direct Kevin Costner in ‘Midnight Delivery,’ a Universal thriller being produced by Guillermo del Toro and David Linde. ‘Midnight Delivery’ centers on a father (Costner) who attempts to save his estranged daughter from a Colombian gang by trafficking cocaine to London on a midnight flight.
Neil Cross (co-creator of BBC’s Luther) wrote the script, based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro. Otto Bathurst is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker known for his work on British miniseries of the thriller and drama variety. Among the highlights are episodes of ‘Criminal Justice,’ which starred Ben Whishaw, and more recently a 1920s British gangster miniseries starring Cillian Murphy called ‘Peaky Blinders.’ The show was created by Steven Knight and premiered in September in the UK.
THR bring word that Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller ‘Crimson Peak’ has been given a “Haunted Peak” production name as it books into Pinewood Toronto Studios for a February 2014 start. The gothic horror story, being made by Legendary Pictures, is set to shoot from February 10th to May 14th. Set for April 2015, the film portrays a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.
Guillermo del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon doing a rewrite. Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are attached to the project. Del Toro shot ‘Pacific Rim’ at Pinewood Toronto Studios, and is also shooting ’The Strain’ drama pilot for FX in Toronto. With ‘Crimson Peak,’ del Toro plans to “toy with the conventions of the genre while subverting some of its long-standing rules.”
Director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth) resurrects some historic Halloween goblins and ghouls in ‘The Simpsons’ opening couch gag on this season’s ‘Treehouse of Horror XXIV,’ airing Sunday, October 6th (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on Fox in the US.
In the couch gag opener, which you can view below, Dell Toro throws the crypt wide open with a sequence that features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. Then, in the first of three spine-tingling tales in the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode, Homer travels around Springfield wreaking havoc in a rhyming take on a popular children’s tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final frightening tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge.
After Benedict Cumberbatch mysteriously left the project in the middle of August, many fans have been wondering who might take over his leading role in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak.’ Today, Legendary Pictures reveals that Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the haunted house thriller. Legendary will produce ‘Crimson Peak’ and be a participating financing partner on the movie with Universal Pictures retaining an option to also finance at a later date. The film, which is set to begin shooting in January 2014, also includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. Hiddleston will soon be reprising his role as Loki in Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and can soon be seen as part of the ensemble cast of Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive.’
While plot details are currently being kept under lock and key, ‘Crimson Peak’ is from a script by Guillermo del Toro, Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. With ‘Crimson Peak,’ del Toro plans to toy with the conventions of the genre while subverting some of its long-standing rules.
Kakotomirai has drawn this brilliant portrait of Gipsy Danger for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim.’ Out now in 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
Variety hear that Benedict Cumberbatch has exited Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror movie, ‘Crimson Peak.’ Cumberbatch had been attached to the project alongside Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam, but recently left the project for unknown reasons. According to Variety’s sources, Legendary Pictures and del Toro are looking for a replacement for Cumberbatch as ‘Crimson Peak’ is scheduled to shoot in February 2014.
While plot details are currently being kept under lock and key, the haunted house thriller is from a script by Guillermo del Toro, Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. With ‘Crimson Peak,’ del Toro plans to toy with the conventions of the genre while subverting some of its long-standing rules. Benedict Cumberbatch was recently seen in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ and has the likes of ‘The Fifth Estate,’ Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years in Slave,’ ’August: Osage County,’ ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ and third series of ‘Sherlock’ on the horizon.