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Benedict Cumberbatch Leaves Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’

Benedict Cumberbatch Shirtless
TBS

There's good news and bad news for Guillermo del Toro right now. The good news is that international numbers have turned 'Pacific Rim' into a modest hit. The bad news is that geek icon Benedict Cumberbatch has left his upcoming movie 'Crimson Peak.'

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’: FX Vampire Drama Taps ’24′ Star Leslie Hope

Guillermo del Toro The Strain FX Leslie Hope
Dark Horse / ABC

It's nigh impossible to believe at this point that we're still talking about Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming FX-adapted pilot 'The Strain' without an official series order, though it seems the vampire drama has continued casting for recurring parts all the same. '24' and recent 'Revolution' star Leslie Hope is the latest to catch 'The Strain,' but whom will she play if the FX series finally gets off the ground?

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‘Pacific Rim 2′: Could Charlie Day’s Newt Live Long Enough to See Himself Become the Villain?

Charlie Day
Legendary Pictures

With healthy overseas grosses making the idea of a 'Pacific Rim 2' seem possible, it's time to start wondering where director Guillermo del Toro might take the storyline, and Charlie Day has a few interesting tidbits for us to consider.

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’: FX Previews “Graphic” Story, Projects Series Length

Guillermo del Toro The Strain FX TV Series
Dark Horse

We've been hearing for months now about 'Pacific Rim' director Guillermo del Toro's FX vampire drama, 'The Strain,' which already has accrued an incredible cast despite lacking an official series order. Speaking from the TCA press tour, FX president John Landgraf offered an update on the series, all but assuring a multiple-season order, while previewing horror and gore on part with 'The Walking Dead.'

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‘Pacific Rim 2′ May Happen Because of China

PACIFIC RIM
Warner Brothers

Though 'Pacific Rim' may be touted as one of the bigger disappointments of summer based on its domestic gross, it looks like international has saved the film and then some. After opening on Wednesday in China to the tune of nine million dollars, 'Pacific Rim 2' talk is back on.

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FX’s ‘The Strain’: Guillermo del Toro Vampire Drama Casts ’24′ Vet Roger Cross

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Dark Horse / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Going on months now, we've heard plenty of casting reports from FX's Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire thriller 'The Strain,' though little in the way of a highly-anticipated series order. That process continues today, as '24' vet Roger Cross has been announced to join the massive ensemble in an action-heavy role, but as whom, you ask?

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‘Pacific Rim’ Opening and Closing Titles Now Online for Your Viewing Pleasure

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Warner Bros.
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Guillermo del Toro Movie?

Guillermo del Toro Movies Poll
Picturehouse Entertainment/Warner Bros./Columbia Pictures

In case you haven't heard, a little movie called 'Pacific Rim' is opening this weekend. The sci-fi epic was directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, a man who has practically ascended to God-like status in the movie geek community. In honor of the man, we're asking you to vote for your favorite movie of his! Lord knows he's made a few really good ones.

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Guillermo del Toro Interview: The ‘Pacific Rim’ Director Talks Creating the Ultimate Summer Blockbuster

Guillermo del Toro interview Pacific Rim
Warner Bros.

Leave it to a foreigner to make possibly Hollywood’s most archetypical American film of 2013, 'Pacific Rim.' Although Guillermo del Toro borrowed from Japanese monster movies and anime for his basic idea, set much of the film in foreign countries, and assembled a cast of characters that more or less defines "multiethnic" and "multicultural", he celebrates the West’s great melting pot, and its heroic traditions, with his story of monsters and the giant robots that humanity builds to fight them.

Del Toro didn’t stop there, however. His latest film, also his biggest, is a remarkably humanistic odyssey, buoyed not by an affection for militaristic power, or even the triumph of individual heroism, but the uplift of humanity coming together and prevailing, geographic and political borders be damned. We caught up with him for a substantial conversation about his latest film earlier this when, during which he offered some insights into the thematic underpinnings and conceptual foundations of this terrifically straightforward summer opus.

In addition to talking about the process of constructing a pure adventure story in an era where complicated mythologies dominate the moviemaking landscape, del Toro explored the film’s deeper, recurrent themes, and offered some insights into his creative approach as he tackles a horde of projects at one time, without any certainty when – or if – they might come to fruition.

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Guillermo del Toro FX Pilot ‘The Strain’ Adds ‘Pacific Rim’ Star Robert Maillet as “Master” Villain

Guillermo del Toro The Strain FX Robert Maillet Master
Dark Horse / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

We thought Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming FX horror adaptation pilot 'The Strain' had delivered its biggest casting with yesterday's addition of 'Lord of the Rings' star Sean Astin, but today has proven us literally wrong. Hulking 'Pacific Rim' star Robert Maillet has signed on to play the vampire thriller's major villain, so can a series order from FX be far behind?

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