We were already on board with FX's forthcoming pilot adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's vampire novel series 'The Strain,' but the latest casting might prove its most inspired yet. 'Hellboy' and recent 'Doctor Who' star John Hurt has officially joined the cast in an important role, deepening the mystery of 'The Strain's lack of series order.
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Now that 'Man of Steel' is on the verge of opening, we can turn all of our anticipation in the general direction of 'Pacific Rim,' which still looks like the film to beat this summer. Guillermo del Toro's robots-vs-monsters epic has built a unique mythology from the ground up, and a new featurette gives us a behind-the-scenes look at creating this world ... with a special emphasis on the giant robots, of course.
'The Simpsons' is entering its 25th year of existence, as hard as that is to believe, and to help celebrate, the show's creators will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. What's particularly interesting, however, is that they'll evidently be bringing never-before-seen footage from the show directed by none other than Guillermo del Toro. You read that correctly.
FX's upcoming pilot 'The Strain' -- which comes from from visual master Guillermo del Toro's 2009 horror novel series -- is expected to receive a full season pickup, thus has continued adding to its diverse cast. Joining the established regulars is relative newcomer Miguel Gomez, best known to American audiences for a role in the most recent season of 'Louie,' but who will Gomez play?
When you're making a movie about large robots fighting gigantic monsters, a lot of your action is going to be done through computer imagery. A director like Guillermo del Toro knows the best way to sell CGI is to mesh it with as much practical work as possible. In the latest featurette on the making of 'Pacific Rim,' del Toro talks about how he approached the special effects for his giant monster movie.
Though the advertising for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has mostly focused on the epic battles between monsters and giant robots (which are called Jaegers), we're curious if there is more going on in the movie that just large scale smackdowns. The latest featurette allays our fears by playing up the "neural handshake" that happens between the Jaegers co-pilots.
Just yesterday we heard the news that FX's forthcoming vampire series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's 2009 novel 'The Strain' had cast its female lead in 'Alias' alum Mia Maestro, and today FX continues to round out the cast. 'Titanic's Jonathan Hyde' and 'Inglorious Basterds' star Richard Sammel are the latest to join FX's buzzy 'Strain,' but what roles will the actors play?
"F--- yeah!" That was Guillermo del Toro's response when Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull asked him if he could come up with another great idea for 'Pacific Rim 2.' The first one hasn't even hit theaters yet (is set for a July 12 release) but the decision was made a while back to start work early on a follow-up, and now the first kernels of a story have dropped from del Toro himself.
A few weeks ago we finally started seeing progress on FX's adaptation of Guillermo del Toro vampire novel trilogy 'The Strain,' with the casting of 'House of Cards' breakout star Corey Stoll as the show's lead. Now, the production reports that 'Alias' alum Mia Maestro will join Stoll as the female lead of the series, but how close are we to seeing 'The Strain' finally get off the ground? Get the latest update on the series inside!