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Watson and Del Toro Team for “Beauty and the Beast” Flick!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Emma Watson and Guillermo Del Toro are teaming up for a new live action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast”.    Entitled “Beast” from a script by Bridget Jones author Andrew Davies.  It’s being described as an updating of the classic tale.  We don’t quite get H’wood’s obsession with fairy tale updates.  None of them have done a lick of box office.


Posted in Audio, Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Trailers From Hell is quite simply one of the best movie sites on the Internet.  Their remit is simple:  Post trailers.  Have cool film people (e.g. Joe Dante, Rick Baker, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Larry Cohen, Roger Corman, and many, many more) comment on those trailers.  Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat.

But for many of us TFH fans that simply wasn’t enough. And the dudes at TFH must have sensed this.  Because they have now launched a blog.  They’re calling it:  FROM HELL IT CAME!  Here’s their rational for its creation:

… our endemic TFH commentaries are necessarily limited to the lengths of the individual trailers, and sometimes there’s more to be said. Moreover, there are lots of things on our minds that don’t lend themselves specifically to trailer commentaries, many of which have been recorded long before they actually appear on our site.  So we thought we might give this a shot and see how it goes.

Count us in!  And if you wanna join in on the fun all you have to do is click here.

Matt Reeves Signs on for Frankenstein Flick!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Matt Reeves (Let Me In) has signed on to direct Summit Entertainment’s adaptation of  Kenneth Opel’s This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.  Here’s how the publisher describes this book:

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real.

They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.

Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.

Sounds very cool.  We’re ordering this book!

Del Toro Off the Hobbit Movies!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by ghostradioworld

In an exclusive on The One Ring, it was announced that Guillermo Del Toro will not be directing the two planned “Hobbit” films.  Here’s Guillermo’s explanation:

In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life … After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures. I remain grateful to Peter, Fran and Philippa Boyens, New Line and Warner Brothers and to all my crew in New Zealand. I’ve been privileged to work in one of the greatest countries on earth with some of the best people ever in our craft and my life will be forever changed. The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project. Both as a co-writer and as a director, I wish the production nothing but the very best of luck and I will be first in line to see the finished product. I remain an ally to it and its makers, present and future, and fully support a smooth transition to a new director.

Okay, but what’s the really story?  We’ll grant that devoted six years to such a project might put a crimp in Guillermo’s filmmaking output.  But these are virtually guaranteed hits.  And as talented as Guillermo is, he hasn’t had many hits.   So we feel that there’s more going on here than just the time issue.

What do you think?

And, while we’re asking question, do you think this makes it increasingly likely that these films will never be made?

Del Toro Gives Young Filmmakers a Leg Up!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on May 5, 2009 by ghostradioworld


Hollywood isn’t a place where helping newcomers is that common.  But Guillermo Del Toro shows once again that he breaks the mold, not only in regard to his massive talent, but also by helping struggling filmmakers turn their dreams into reality.

Here’s what a Hollywood Reporter blog has to say on his latest effort in this area:

Universal is developing the horror tale “Mama,” a debut project from a pair of young filmmakers, and in negotiations to produce the film and mentor the filmmakers is one Guillermo del Toro.

Andy and Barbara Muschietti are writing the English-language script based on their acclaimed Spanish-language short “Mama,” with Andy directing and Barbara producing. If he climbs aboard, Del Toro would hands-on with the pic in a manner not dissimilar to his work with Juan Antonio Bayona on his “The Orphanage.”

And Del Toro also has taste.  If this film is even half as good as The Orphanage we’re in for a treat.


Orphanage Director to Helm “Twilight” Film?

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on March 11, 2009 by ghostradioworld
Juan Antonio Bayona

Juan Antonio Bayona

According to the Hollywood Reporter Juan Antonio Bayona is the current favorite to direct ECLIPSE the third film in the TWILIGHT franchise.  Bayona, a protege of Guillermo Del Toro, is best known for his film THE ORPHANAGE.

This film is highly regarded, so many see this a bold departure for the series, and indication that they may be attempting to reach out to genre fans.

Or it could just be they’re looking for the best director for the job.  Either way this is very good news.  Bayona will definitely bring class to the franchise.

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