Blanchett, del Toro on the femme fatale of 'Nightmare Alley'
With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate Blanchett plays a femme fatale in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with cunning embrace and subversion of the film noir archetype.
Netflix launches 'Pacific Rim: The Black' anime series
Del Toro has gone on the record to reveal that there are no current plans for a "Pacific Rim 3," but fear not as Netflix is picking up the franchise torch with this month's ambitious "Pacific Rim" anime series. Related: The 'Pacific Rim Uprising' robots could use a lesson from real scienceThe global streaming service just launched " Pacific Rim: The Black " on Thursday (March 4) and we have the debut trailer and official poster here for you to enjoy. Image 1 of 2 Netflix is bringing back the giant mechs with "Pacific Rim: The Black" available now. (Image credit: Netflix) Image 2 of 2 Netflix is bringing back the giant mechs with "Pacific Rim: The Black" available now. "Pacific Rim: The Black" season 1 contains seven episodes, all of which are streaming now on Netflix.space.com
Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own
The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” was released in 2019 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. “In the ‘70s movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," Tarantino said in a statement Tuesday. “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”_____AP Film Writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report.
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' brings spooky spin to horror
"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is a sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly(CNN) - "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is a sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly. At an advance screening in Los Angeles, del Toro described "Scary Stories" as "a gateway movie," intended to serve as an introduction to the world of horror. Del Toro and his collaborators clearly do, and have intriguingly set this story in 1968, with the tension unfolding against a backdrop of Richard Nixon's election and the Vietnam War. Until then, chalk "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" up as an interesting experiment, one whose success, ultimately, will likely depend on its epilogue. "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" premieres Aug. 9 in the US.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Guillermo del Toro at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 6, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - Guillermo del Toro was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Del Toro began his speech by telling his audience there are two things they should know about himthat he's weird, and he's an immigrant. Del Toro has vocally supported immigrants onscreen and off. At a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, del Toro said anti-immigrant sentiment has been brewing for years.