Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro took to his Twitter feed today to announce his next project in development, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. While the director didn't confirm if he is taking the helm on this project, a report from Heat Vision Blog claims that he may potentially direct. Guillermo del Toro is also producing alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first acquired by CBS Films back in 2013, with Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton set to adapt the scary story collection. John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) most recently came aboard to rewrite the script, but it isn't known if Guillermo del Toro is working from earlier drafts, or starting over from scratch.Read More
The last update we got on Pacific Rim 2 was from Guillermo del Toro himself, who revealed on his Twitter page in October that he had turned in the script and budget for the sequel. The director's comments that he'll be involved "one way or another" could be a hint that he may no longer be directing, with another filmmaker coming in to direct the script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham and Zak Penn. We don't know for sure, but it's possible that Guillermo del Toro may now only be involved as a writer and producer, now that he's taken the reins on Fantastic Voyage.
Our report from last week also revealed that Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment, news which was confirmed through a press release sent out earlier today. This acquisition of Legendary could bode well for the development of Pacific Rim 2, since the original Pacific Rim earned $111.9 million in China, the movie's highest box office gross in any worldwide market, including the U.S. ($101.8 million). While we don't know for certain yet, it's possible that this major studio merger could breath new life back into Pacific Rim 2.Read More
After the gothic horror-thriller Crimson Peak hit theaters last year, director Guillermo del Toro's next project was originally believed to be Pacific Rim 2. The filmmaker was set to start production in Toronto last fall, but reports surfaced in September that the sequel start date was being pushed to sometime in 2016. Shortly thereafter, rumors sprung up that Legendary and Universal Pictures were cancelling the project altogether. The director later clarified that the planned release date of August 4, 2017 had been scrapped, although the project was still happening. Today we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter that claims the sequel has now been delayed indefinitely.
We reported earlier today that Guillermo del Toro is in talks to develop and direct 20th Century Fox's long-gestating remake of Fantastic Voyage, which came about after Legendary and Universal shelved Pacific Rim 2. The last we heard about the sequel was that Guillermo del Toro had finished the script and turned in the budget back in late October. While it isn't know if this project will ever happen now, there is a new development that could help breathe new life into the sequel.Read More
20th Century Fox's long-gestating Fantastic Voyage remake has been given new life, with Guillermo del Toro entering talks to develop and direct. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the director will work with writers David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes on the screenplay. The project is being eyed as a massive tentpole project for the studio, but an official release date has not yet been given.
James Cameron has been developing the project for several years now, and he will continue to produce with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini, with David S. Goyer set to executive produce. We reported in May 2014 that David S. Goyer was writing a new treatment for the project, and now he is set to co-write the script with Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers).Read More
Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. In addition, the deal extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets as well as expanding to include second window rights for the series everywhere around the world, outside of China. Series include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge, among others.
While it isn't specifically mentioned in the announcement, Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters is most likely based on the novel he co-wrote last summer with Daniel Kraus. It isn't known if Guillermo del Toro will write or direct the pilot episode for this series, but we'll keep you posted as soon as more details are available. What do you think about a new Voltron and Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters coming to Netflix?Read More
Last month, a rumor circulated that Warner Bros. may be cancelling director Guillermo del Toro's sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director clarified a week later that he is still planning on turning in the script and budget, while confirming that the production schedule has been delayed, and he may do another movie before tackling this big-budget sequel. Earlier today, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page to offer an update, revealing the script and budget has been turned in, although he hasn't been given an official answer yet.
Pacific Rim 2 was initially set for release on August 4, 2017, with production slated to begin this fall. Legendary confirmed last month that the sequel has been pushed out of that release date, which was snatched up just hours later by another sequel, Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect 3. Legendary revealed in a statement last month that they are still committed to the project, with the delay made to give Guillermo del Toro and his team more time to deliver the "fully-immersive experience" that fans deserve. If Warner Bros. does issue a green light, it isn't known when principal photography may begin, or when the studio may release the sequel.Read More