Tag Archives: Guillermo del Toro

Watch The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer

After the film won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize (the Golden Lion), Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the Red Band trailer for The Shape of Water, the latest creature feature from Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak).

The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky), Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes), Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Hellboy), Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Steve Jobs), and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Gifted).

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolatjion. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Del Toro directs the film and co-wrote it with Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones, Divergent). The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale (The Vow, Scott Pilgrim vs the World).

The Shape of Water opens in North American theaters on December 8, 2017.

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Patrón Teams With Guillermo del Toro For New Limited-Edition Tequila

Oscar-nominated film director Guillermo del Toro, has brought his imaginative art to an unlikely canvas, an intricately elaborate, limited-edition release from Patrón tequila.

This partnership marks one of the first collaborations in which del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry, and among a handful of partnerships carefully selected by Patrón over its long history.

The drawings on the packaging were inspired by jimadores, the skilled laborers in Mexico who for generations have hand-harvested and trimmed the Weber Blue Agave that creates tequila centerpiece glass bottle.

Only a very limited number of sets of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro were produced, and are currently available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the US for the suggested retail price of $399.

Tagged , , ,

Watch Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Trailer

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for The Shape of Water, the latest creature feature from Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak).

The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky), Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes), Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Hellboy), Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Steve Jobs), and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Gifted).

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Del Toro directs the film and co-wrote it with Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones, Divergent). The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale (The Vow, Scott Pilgrim vs the World).

The Shape of Water opens on December 8, 2017.

Tagged , , ,

Trollhunters Trailer

trollhuntersposter

From the limitless imagination of master storyteller Guillermo Del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks’ Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Strong-willed and seeking adventure but wholly unprepared for the responsibilities thrust upon him, Jim is forced to take on the exalted mantle of Trollhunter, sworn to protect the good trolls from powerful enemies bent on revenge. The first human ever to hold the honor, Jim abruptly goes from fighting his way through the daily mayhem of high school to joining a war that has raged for centuries, a conflict that now threatens all of mankind and troll-kind alike. Accompanied by his closest human friends and a few key troll allies, the courageous fifteen-year-old must plunge headlong into a fantastical world of astonishing creatures, glorious cities, and fierce enemies desperate to destroy him. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil with stakes that couldn’t be higher, Jim is determined to save the world — right after gym class.

Trollhunters is an epic saga from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro featuring a group of friends who discover a fantastical new world wrapped beneath their home town and who will face a battle between good and bad trolls. All episodes available on December 23, 2016.

Tagged , , ,

Andy Richter Visits Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House Filled With Creepy Movie Collectibles On Conan

1
On a recent episode of Conan, Andy Richter took a trip to visit imaginative director Guillermo del Toro‘s additional home in Los Angeles, known as the Bleak House, that is filled with all of his spooky, creepy movie collectibles.

Tagged , , , , ,

Guillermo del Toro Art Exhibit To Open At LACMA In July 2016

110207_r20497_g2048-1200-1150x817

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters (July 31–November 27, 2016), the filmmaker’s first museum retrospective. The exhibition explores del Toro’s creative process by bringing together elements from his films, objects from his vast personal collections, drawings from his notebooks, and approximately 60 objects from LACMA’s permanent collection. The diverse range of media—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes, and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad scope of del Toro’s inspirations.

Following its presentation at LACMA, Guillermo del Toro will travel to its co-organizing institutions: the Minneapolis Institute of Art (February 26–May 21, 2017) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018).

To coincide with the exhibit Insight Editions will publish, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters.

This 144 page book will be the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition, which focuses on del Toro’s creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively returns to in all his films, the journals in which he logs his ideas, and the vast and inspiring collection of art and pop culture ephemera that he has amassed at his private “man cave,” Bleak House. Filled with imagery from the exhibit, including favorite pieces of art that del Toro has chosen for the exhibit, and pertinent journal pages, the book will further delve further into the director’s world through exclusive in-depth interviews and commentary from notable figures in the art world. Forming a perfect companion to the exhibition, this book will deliver an engrossing look into the mind of one of the great creative visionaries of our time.

Read more HERE.

IMG_5497

Tagged , , ,

Crimson Peak – The Official Movie Novelization Limited Edition Signed By Guillermo Del Toro

1

Don’t miss your chance to snap up an incredible collector’s item from Titan Books — this signed and numbered edition of Crimson Peak – The Official Movie Novelization Limited Edition signed by Guillermo Del Toro.

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.

Presented with black and white production sketches throughout — this special edition comes in a uniquely designed slipcase, exclusive to these books. Guillermo del Toro provides a signed tip-in sheet with every copy.

This edition is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Features:

– This is the numbered Collectors Edition of the novelization
– Signed by Guillermo del Toro (Tip-in sheet)
– The paper edges of this gorgeous edition is screen printed with a moth motif
– Presented with black & white production sketches throughout
– Presented in a uniquely designed slipcase – exclusive to the numbered edition
– Slipcase designed with soft-touch lamination, debossing and gold foil.
– This edition is hardcover – the trade edition is mass-market paperback
– Limited to 500 copies worldwide

You can order the book HERE for $75.

Tagged , , , ,

Crimson Peak Awaits

tumblr_nvgggey4KD1sk1lg2o2_1280

Enter Allerdale Hall, a gothic mansion that breathes, that bleeds, and remembers.

Are you brave enough to uncover the tragic secrets of Crimson Peak Awaits? If so, click HERE.

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam, in Theaters October 16, 2015.

Tagged , , ,

Guillermo del Toro: In Service of Monsters Art Show Opens At Gallery 1988 West On September 11, 2015

GDT_CHOGRIN_G1988_POSTER

The Guillermo del Toro: In Service of Monsters art show premieres tomorrow at Gallery 1988 West from 7-10pm. You don’t want to miss this amazing art gallery that truly honors the filmography of one the greatest visionaries in cinema history, Guillermo del Toro.

GDT_MIKE-MIGNOLA_POSTER_web

11057221_10153540186428954_3465212272469695043_n 11150177_10153540480793954_2988854638083466977_n 11225162_10153534102958954_361893449100444086_n 11665397_10153537588343954_5582797853084572001_n 11959987_10153533488783954_5946997501714995221_n 11988541_10153535393088954_6452517848780554277_n 11988610_10153533428168954_2273518609031026425_n 12002066_10153536029488954_8329576707953956367_n 12002811_10153533409423954_3840795917706180611_n 12002877_10153538252163954_6089208515962402601_n 1424612100483365191 1424612100549847367 1424612100619629895 1424612100767376199 1424612100805118279 1424612100870863943 1424612100925744199 1424612100967075655 1424612101006604359 1424612101356586823 1424612101427061831 1424612101736899911 1424612101970558023 1424612102058274631 1424612102573444935

Tagged , , ,

Crimson Peak Featurette – A Look Inside The Horror Film

crimson-peak-07

Legendary has brought online a new Crimson Peak featurette that gives you an inside look at the production.

Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror story stars Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Alice in Wonderland), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year), Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s The Avengers, Only Lovers Left Alive), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy,” Pacific Rim) and Jim Beaver.

Directed by Del Toro, the man responsible for films like Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, and written by both Del Toro and Matthew Robbins, Crimson Peak is a co-production between Legendary and Universal Pictures. Set in the aftermath of a family tragedy, the film follows an aspiring author, who 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.

Crimson Peak is produced by Del Toro, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Callum Greene with Jillian Share serving as executive producer. Look for it to hit both 2D theaters and IMAX beginning October 16, 2015.

Tagged , ,
%d bloggers like this: