Guillermo del Toro's Next Movie Is Going in a Startling New Direction (UPDATED)

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Guillermo del Toro’s name is attached to so many movies, sometimes it feels like we’ll never see any of them. While we wait for those, though, del Toro is actually making a new film. It’s smaller, it’s shooting in August and the first details—including a rough plot description—have been revealed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, del Toro’s next film is “a mysterious and magical journey set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963 with an otherworldly love story at the center of it.” He both wrote the script and will direct.

The report also revealed that Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is in talks for a leading role. She won that Oscar for The Help, but she’s also been genre tested in films like Snowpiercer and The Divergent Series, too.


We could try and speculate what that logline means—but what would be the point? Del Toro’s films, even when they aren’t great, are original, weird and surprising. If he has a fantastic love story set during the Cold War? Bring it on.

Update: Del Toro responded to this news in a very cheeky way:


[Hollywood Reporter]