After Guillermo del Toro dropped out of the Dark Universe adaptation for DC and Warner Bros., it became yet another in a growing list of potentially cool movies that were never made and the future of the project was uncertain. Now it seems that Dark Universe has been resurrected, with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman replacing del Toro, who will remain involved as producer and screenwriter.
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Since Pacific Rim hit theaters in 2013, Guillermo del Toro has been talking about his plans for the sequel, which would include expanded roles for Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. Those plans grew to include an animated series and a comic book before Universal swooped in like Stacker Pentecost and canceled Pacific Rim 2 — well, not for long. The sequel is most definitely back on with former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight taking the director’s chair, but with del Toro out, how much of his original story plan remains?
It’s easy to forget that the first two seasons of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-fueled The Strain only take place over a matter of weeks, but by the time Season 3 begins, the threat is already starting to evolve. Strigoi are faster, smarter, and of course even uglier in a new two-minute sneak peek from the forthcoming season.
This week will mark the first Comic-Con 2016 with Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain previewing a season not already in progress, but new bits of footage have started to eke out ahead of a full trailer. It looks like The Master is literally on the warpath, as new Season 3 promos see the military about to be overwhelmed by the Strigoi threat.
There are few things more enjoyable as a cinephile than watching a movie from the Criterion Collection or listening to director Guillermo del Toro talk about art history and his favorite genre films. So with this week’s announcement that the Criterion Collection would be going very heavy on the del Toro films in their October lineup, we may actually be in danger of suffering too much of a good thing. We didn’t know that was possible, either.
We might not have any eye-worms on the billboards this year, but that won’t stop The Strain from grossing out FX viewers anew in Season 3. The first real Season 3 trailer has arrived, bringing fear and confusion to the vampire-ridden streets of New York a mere 23 days after the outbreak.
We’re still mostly in shock from the freak accident that claimed Star Trek star Anton Yelchin’s life, but the question inevitably turns to the actor’s uncompleted works. Yelchin had several TV projects in the works as well, including a lead voice in Guillermo del Toro’s animated Netflix Trollhunters, of which sources say most work had been completed, but may end up recast.
Just days behind the new Voltron debut, Netflix’s next major animated series is already gearing up. Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters has officially confirmed a cast, including Hellboy favorite Ron Perlman, Star Trek vet Anton Yelchin and more from the “family event series” due in December 2016.
It’s been a long time coming for Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham’s A Killing on Carnival Row, longer still after Amazon commissioned development last year, but the supernatural thriller is finally moving to pilot. So too is a new standup comedy series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, a real-life superhero drama and more.
It’s been a long, slow trip to the screen for Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro 2013’s sci-fi blockbuster, and for a while it didn’t look like the movie would happen at all. Back in January, there was even talk that the movie was “off the table indefinitely