El Rey

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Guillermo del Toro has made a name for himself as the CGI generation’s answer to Ray Harryhausen. With films such as Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim under his belt, he has emerged as the 21st century’s premiere creator of cinematic monsters both terrible and wondrous.

And he’s prepared to share his secrets to building a better monster with the viewers of the recently launched Hispanic-Interest network El Rey–brainchild of Robert Rodriguez, acclaimed director of such films as Spy Kids, Sin City, and From Dusk Til Dawn. Rodriguez hosts a show on El Rey called The Director’s Chair where he sits down with fellow filmmakers, and discusses the art of cinema. Watch a trailer for an upcoming edition of Rodriguez’s show where he chitchats with del Toro after the jump: (more…)

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Last May, I wrote about the coming of a new Latino-interest English language network to be called El Rey (have a look, in case you missed it). The new network is the brainchild of director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Machete, Sin City) and is owned by Spanish language television giant Univision.

I also mentioned that El Rey will kick off with a new TV series based on Rodriguez’s Mexican-flavored vampire film franchise: From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. Today, we bring you the show’s official trailer (click the word “more”…well, for more. Duh).  (more…)

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It’s been a while since anyone has heard anything from Robert Rodriguez on the future of his cult hit From Dusk Till Dawn. The action/horror made for a great movie and in the eyes of Robert, also makes for great TV.  Now, nearly two decades after Seth and Richard Gecko entered a bar full of vampires, it looks like he’ll be getting his wish.

The Machete Kills director has signed on to write, produce, and direct a series based on his 1996 film starring Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney. In an announcement made by Production Weekly on Twitter, the series has been confirmed to begin production in mid-October.

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This new series will be put together in a joint effort from Spanish-language network Univision and new English-language cable channel El Rey. This will be different from most of Robert’s usual work, seeing as the director has stuck to the big screen in recent years, but the man knows how to spin a few tales and make them work. The only issue is adapting the Dusk Till Dawn franchise to small screen and making it work for an audience that might never have even seen the movie.

Still it might be a bit much. The vampire genre has been a bit overplayed and over saturated, just look at what happened to True Blood and the whacked out seasons it’s had. With no cast announcements or even if the series will be based in the universe of the film, this series only has hype to go on. We’ll see how far that takes it once October comes around.

Source: Blastr