It’s been a few weeks since we first learned that FX Guillermo del Toro drama The Strain would air later than Comic-Con, premiering Season 3 all the way in late August, but the first footage might be worth the wait. It’s all out war, 23 days into the vampire outbreak, and The Strain is spreading.
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Break out the trash juice and/or goblets of blood, both FX vampire thriller The Strain and breakout FXX dramedy You’re The Worst have official Season 3 premiere dates for summer. When in August can you expect vampire legions of a coastal city to siege our heroes, and ditto for The Strain?
Guillermo del Toro’s next project is shaping up quite nicely, with Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg already set to star in what’s being described as an “otherworldly” love story set against the backdrop of the Cold War. The latest casting update not only reveals that Michael Shannon is in talks to join the lineup, but confirms last week’s rumor that Richard Jenkins is also coming aboard.
Despite reports on the various projects he’s had brewing for some time, Guillermo del Toro remained predictably unpredictable when he recently decided to move forward on a project that no one knew much about. We do know it’s a Cold War romance with a fantasy element, and we know it stars Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer — and if this new report is to be believed, then we may also know a few more details, including a new cast member and a title.
In addition to his actual home, Guillermo del Toro constructed a second home filled with collectibles, books and inspirational pieces of art. Named Bleak House after the Charles Dickens novel, del Toro was inspired by Disney’s research library to build this creative space / museum / second home, and now hundreds of pieces of the filmmaker’s art will become part of a special traveling art exhibit that will kick off at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Much was made of Netflix’s deal with Dreamworks bringing about a new Voltron: Legendary Defender series, and now we’re getting a first look at Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited Trollhunters as well. See for yourself in the first photo, and a new synopsis!
If the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s new movie is any indication, it could be the fantasy-horror master’s best film yet. (Then again, Crimson Peak had a knockout cast and most people disliked that film. Most people are nuts.) Joining the great Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in the untitled project is Michael Stuhlbarg, one of the absolute best actors on the planet.
Guillermo del Toro has no shortage of professional projects in the air at any given time; between his planned Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film, a program for Netflix called Trollhunters, and having to constantly dispel the rumors that he’ll return to direct a sequel for Pacific Rim or the Hellboy franchise, he keeps plenty busy. But that hasn’t stopped del Toro from continuing to pursue new creative avenues in his career, apparently exempt from our human need to take a second-long breather once in a while. The latest directorial challenge that del Toro has met head-on is a thriller set during the Cold War, and now he’s found himself an actress ready to take the plunge into the Red Scare with him.
It was with a heavy heart that Ron Perlman, frequent collaborator of Del Toro and star of the Hellboy franchise, clarified that a third Hellboy film ‘probably will never happen.’
Guillermo del Toro and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a creative match made in horror heaven. The pairing is so perfect, in fact, that it’s hardly disappointing that the director isn’t returning to helm Pacific Rim 2. And just when you thought del Toro’s Scary Stories adaptation couldn’t get any more exciting, here come the writers of The LEGO Movie to make this one of your most anticipated films of…well, ever.