We know Guillermo has been visiting the Dreamworks offices on a daily basis since he got back to L.A., but not much has been said about what he is working. “Consulting”, I believe they called it. Well, news is hitting the internet today that he is working as executive producer on a creepy little project that got its start as an award winning short film – ALMA.
The film was made by Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas, and it follows the story of a little girl that notices a doll in a shop that looks exactly like herself – but the doll has sinister origins.
The Hollywood Reporter is also reporting that Blaas is “coming on board” to co-direct Del Toro’s rumored animated project, THE TROLL HUNTERS.
Want to watch the ALMA short? Check it out below and leave your comments below!
Well, it happened sooner than expected….the brand new DelToroFilms site is here, warts and all.
Let me e’splain…
During my development process, we had a wee bit of a problem with the message board….which left hundreds (thousands?) of DTF fans without the ability to interact. All Hell broke loose, so to speak.
So the DTF 4.0 project went into hyperdrive, and I put this brand new site together in just a few days. So first…
The Good News
This is going to be a great long-term solution for DelToroFilms – it is built on WordPress, which gives us a lot of flexibility in using the content the site generates. More specific categorization, for example. But new features will come along as well. For instance – if you type in http://www.deltorofilms.com in your smart phone, you will see a cool “smart phone ready” web app for easy browsing. You should better looking articles and interactive media on this site as well. Plus, the new forum and the website is integrated, so you can leave replies on articles just as easy as leaving replies on the forum.
The Bad News
Well, I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to salvage the old message board. I’m going to try. I have a backup from July that still might work – it will be an ongoing process.
This site is going to be buggy for awhile. Right now there might be some layout issues when using Chrome or Firefox. If you can point out any issues that you find to me, I will do my best to stabilize the site over the coming months.
Anyway, keep the feedback coming, and feel free to contact me with any quesitons that you have!
Another stroke of bad luck for Guillermo del Toro. First, his unfortunate exit from THE HOBBIT and now this: Disney has decided to pull DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK from release pending the sale of Miramax.
The L.A. Times reports that Del Toro is “devastated”.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
“It’s been 13 years trying to make this movie, and we finally make it,” he said of the movie about an estate whose basement is inhabited by devilish creatures. “It’s quite shocking. I am trying to see the silver lining in this.”
Added producer Mark Johnson, who was informed of Disney’s decision by the studio’s production President Sean Bailey today: “We were primed to come out. It’s pretty disastrous.”
One person close to the matter said that Disney didn’t want to spend marketing money to release a picture that it wouldn’t own. It originally was going to put out the movies on behalf of the new Miramax owners in exchange for a percentage of revenue.
The report goes on to say that Filmyard Holdings will own the films as part of their $660 million acquisition of Miramax.
Filmyard plans to find a different distribution partner to put out DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK after the acquisition is complete, estimated at sometime late next year.
Guillermo emailed DelToroFilms this morning to address the most recent internet rumor: that he is involved in the Bryan Fuller MUNSTERS remake project, as was reported by Entertainment Weekly. In a humorous aside, he also denies any involvement with the DR. STRANGE movie project, which has been a project that he has been rumored to be directing for several years now.
Here is his statement in its entirety:
“As it often happens, the MUNSTERS news just add up to the illusion of the overflow of projects that I am NOT involved in. I am not involved in this ABC reboot even if I admire Byan Fuller enormously. And, no- I am not involved in DR. STRANGE either…