Jennifer Kent is Working on “Something Scary” With Guillermo del Toro! [Exclusive]

While promoting her new film The Nightingale (read our review) at Sundance, Jennifer Kent just revealed that she is developing a project with Guillermo del Toro. Bloody-Disgusting had an interview with Kent for The Nightingale so we asked for details on the collaboration. She wouldn’t specify, but Kent did confirm that it is a project in the horror world!

“Look, we’ve got something on the boil,” Kent told us.

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Guillermo Del Toro & André Øvredal’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Gets Summer Release Date

CBS Films/eOne’s feature take on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who is co-writing and producing, will open on Aug. 9 next year.

André Øvredal is directing the movie about a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in a small town. Pic is based on Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series, which Del Toro has long been a fan of and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Del Toro wrote with Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman, and the Shape of Water filmmaker is producing with Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale

Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn star.

Read More – Guillermo Del Toro & André Øvredal’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Gets Summer Release Date – Deadline

Nocturnal Emissions Episode 10

The holiday season is upon us and the horror news just doesn’t stop! Let’s talk about the new Child’s Play movie, Guillermo del Toro tweets his list of written scripts and the internet goes wild, I talk about the new Suspira compared to the old and what a ‘cream cheese’ personality is, and then the true story of one of California’s most interesting haunted houses, the Los Feliz murder house.

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Please, Someone Produce One of Guillermo del Toro’s 17 Amazing Completed Scripts

Guillermo del Toro just swept the Oscars with his dazzling love story The Shape of Water. Now, he’s working with Netflix on an adaptation of Pinocchio, which has long been a passion project for him. Even with the accolades, it’s taken him years to get Pinocchio off the ground, and today he took to Twitter to talk about other scripts he’s completed that have never seen the light of day. These scripts range from Justice League Dark and The Wind in the Willows to The Haunted Mansion to At the Mountains of Madness.

This represents a sobering reality about the screenwriting profession: not every script materializes into a finished product. Del Toro spent months, even years, on some of these scripts, and yet none of them have ever been produced. He’s a well-respected writer and director as well, and I can see at least three projects I would love to back just scanning the titles. Still, none of these scripts became films, though who knows what might change now that del Toro has put them out there.

Read More- Please, Someone Produce One of Guillermo del Toro’s 17 Amazing Completed Scripts – The Mary Sue

Guillermo del Toro is Finally Directing His ‘Pinocchio’ Animated Film… for Netflix!

A passion project that he’s been trying to get off the ground for quite some time now, we’ve just learned that Guillermo del Toro is finally directing his stop motion animated Pinocchio feature film, with Variety reporting this morning that Netflix has boarded the project!

Del Toro will write, produce and direct the stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy, based on Gris Grimly‘s designs.

“The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when Fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on Pinocchio will begin this fall.”

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio,” said del Toro in a statement. “In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I’ve wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember.”

Read More – Guillermo del Toro is Finally Directing His ‘Pinocchio’ Animated Film… for Netflix! – Bloody Disgusting

 

Leslie Jones Live-Tweeted The Shape of Water and Is Horrified That People Are Attracted to the Fishman

Whether it’s Infinity War or the Olympics, my heart always leaps when Leslie Jones decides to live-tweet something. Over the weekend, the Saturday Night Live star decided to live-tweet her first viewing of the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water. The Cold War fairytale from Guillermo del Toro was praised as a beautiful love story between a Sally Hawkins’s Elisa and Doug Jones’s “Amphibian Man.” It is known fondly around the world as “that movie where the girl has sex with a fish.”

The great part about Jones’s live-tweet is that she somehow managed to go in without knowing that Elisa and the fishman consummate their love (which, even if you know it’s happening, is still wild). This movie is rich, lovely, and saturated with lush colors, but also, the other day, someone reminded me that “I still got my thumb, my trigger, and pussy finger” is a real line of dialogue spoken by Michael Shannon in the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water. There is so much ridiculous stuff happening, and I could not stop laughing when I got to Leslie Jones watching the sing/dance sequence and going, “So the fish is Fred Astaire now?!”

Read More –Leslie Jones Live-Tweeted The Shape of Water and Is Horrified That People Are Attracted to the Fishman – The Mary Sue

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Who is Guillermo del Toro?

The director has been a huge personal inspiration for me with his films and artistic vision. The way that del Toro weaves his own personal history with Mexican culture, his Grandmother and Catholicism with horror, dread, gore and monster design is very much something I would like to emulate in my career.
In the video I go into del Toro’s career and my personal connection to him.

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