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Now here’s a piece of news that’s brought a HUGE smile to face. Guillermo del Toro has announced that he’s co-writing (with Zak Penn) and directing ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ which Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios will debut in 3D and IMAX 3D on April 7th, 2017. “The characters I love will return,” del Toro said in a statement. “Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
Universal Pictures send word that Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) ‘Crimson Peak’ will hit regular theaters and IMAX on October 16th, 2015. Penned by del Toro and Matthew Robbins, the film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. The newly released synopsis for ‘Crimson Peak’ is as follows: “In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.” The film is set to start shooting next month.
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.