Guilermo del Toro

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There’s some exciting casting news for Dreamworks animated film Trollhunters, based on the book by Daniel Kraus and Guillermo del Toro. that was based on a story by del Toro.  A trio of talented actors, Kelsey Grammer (Boss, Frazier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, The Smurfs) have been added to the cast. Guillermo del Toro made the announcement at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. (more…)

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The remake of 1966 classic Fantastic Voyage has been in the very definition of development hell over the past decade, bogged down in a succession of writes, re-writes and a revolving door of attached stars and directors. The latest director to be in talks is Guillermo del Toro, whose experience and love of body horror could prove a wonderful and tantalizing mix to the project. Based at 20th Century Fox, the film is with Lightstorm Entertainment, headed by none other than James Cameron, a man who makes what he says he will make, even if it does take a long time. This would have been a perfect project for Cameron himself were he not Pandora-based for the foreseeable future. Previous directors linked include Roland Emmerich, Shawn Levy (with Hugh Jackman rumored to be attached at the time) and Jason Bourne helmer Paul Greengrass. (more…)

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Crimson Peak has a lot going for it. Guillermo Del Toro directing along with Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska in the cast. We all know Del Toro can handle horror and now we’re getting a good look at how he handles Gothic Horror. You know, horror with Victorian high-necked-lacy fashion, prudish sensibilities about sex, and lots of spooky, creepy, ghostly looking things that creep into their bed chambers at night. So check out the trailer and see if Del Toro can scare the pants off you in a non-sexual way using very sexualized imagery. (more…)

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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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Guillermo del Toro took to Reddit two days ago for a little question and answer session with fans of all his crazy works. This outing included another round of “When is Hellboy 3 coming out?” For del Toro to have revealed plot details (below), let’s just say things aren’t looking too hopeful. What’s standing in the way of this film’s future? Read on through to find out. (more…)

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For several months FX has been offering unsettling little teases about their new series The Strain. Adapted from the first novel in a series written by collaborators Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it was originally planned as a story for television. When Del Toro couldn’t find buyers, he took the literary route, eventually leading us to what might just be the future in TV horror. (more…)

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Hello prospective listener, thank you for your interest in the RadioBastard Podcast. Do you like Star Wars flashbacks, duplicitous robots, second hand LEGOS, living in a virtual world, 11 variations on a Boston accent, a little man with a big heart and the continued effort to keep Dan Harmon‘s pantry well stocked with the finest in name brand crackers? That’s fackin swell, because we’re talking all about those things and more on RadioBastard!

Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy, Jason and Blastr.com writer Matthew Jackson discuss: (more…)

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It might surprise you to know that Warner Bros. has more than just a sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in the works. You can’t be blamed though, that’s all the Internet seems to be talking about these days. Guillermo del Toro gives us an update on where the Justice League Dark stands, and what Warner Bros. has planned for the future of DC Comics characters and universe. (more…)

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE:  There many Psylocke cosplays, but none as accurate and sexy as Stella Chuu. She should have played Psylocke in X3. At least we would of had something to look at.

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As you no doubt heard, Peter Jackson has announced that his much awaited return to Middle Earth will not be merely two Hobbit films, but rather, it will be three films forming yet another trilogy. For many this is fantastic news — even more hobbits, elves and wizards to gaze upon in glorious (and needless) 3D — but are these movies also glorious and needless?

The original announcement that The Hobbit was was going to be split into two films was met with some Internet whispering. People wondered how such a short story — one that sits pretty at 300 pages — could be turned into two films that would surely stretch beyond two hours each? Both former Hobbit director Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson assured fans it would serve the story and flesh out some of the underdeveloped characters and plots. I believed this, and as a Tolkien aficionado I know there are plenty of appendices and unfinished tales to draw upon for more material as well, so it made sense. Especially from a financial standpoint. (more…)