Guillermo del Toro
“What director would you most like to see take on a Lovecraft tale in movie form?”
Guillermo del Toro has an animated movie called Trollhunters heading to Netflix, and today, we get our first look at the series.
Zach and Stephen venture to the theater to see Crimson Peak. Was it scary as heck? Did they wet their pants? Was it a snooze fest? Take a listen as they talk about what worked and what didn’t work in this week’s Zach on Film. WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
In an interview with The Guardian auteur Guillermo Del Toro spoke about his upcoming film Crimson Peak (hitting cinemas on Friday), and his inclination to work on more films like that, rather than pursuing Pacific Rim 2 or Justice League Dark both of which have been in developmental Hell at their respective studios. “What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer. ‘Crimson Peak’ is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but it’s a much smaller undertaking than ‘Pacific
We were able to learn more about Crimson Peak during the Legendary panel at the San Diego Comic Con, and if you want to know more about the movie, or get a feel for movie, here’s a video of Guillermo del Toro doing a walkthrough of the SDCC exhibit.
Aliens don’t come from space, instead massive bloody monsters, or “Kaiju”, invade through a dimensional rift deep in the Pacific. In response we build massive bloody robots, or “Jaeger”, to beat up the Kaiju, and defend the planet. Throw in a few paper thin characters, plus a hint of plot, and you have Pacific Rim.
Guillermo del Toro’s next film, Pacific Rim, is just around the corner (or a couple months out yet) and I know I’m seeing it as soon as I can. If you are still unsure though, the new trailer, which is just beyond the jump, gives some more to the story and should convince you that you want to watch it.
A banner for Pacific Rim dropped earlier this week, but Warner Bros. has but that one to shame with the massive banner that you may see in your local theater soon.
This week has already been a huge one for Pacific Rim with the absolutely amazing footage shown at WonderCon being released on the Internet on Monday and the promotion continues on with the studio releasing the image for a new banner promoting the film. Look at the kaiju and mecha fight scene after the jump!
Generally when a studio screens footage at conventions those who aren’t in attendance have to wait until it possibly leaks onto the Internet and then hope the studio doesn’t remove it before there is a chance to watch. That is not the case this instance with the footage of Pacific Rim shown at Wonder Con because Warner Bros. has released the footage themselves for all of us to enjoy!