When Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water opens in December, audiences are going to be wowed by it. It’s a lush, amazing-looking film, and according to del Toro, its budget was a fraction of what you might think—partially because of another show he produces.
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a dark fairy tale about the forbidden romance between an amphibious, humanoid cryptid and Elisa, a mute woman who works for the government agency that’s secretly keeping him prisoner. Strange as their romance might seem at first, there’s an element of mystery to the creature…
Last year, Guillermo Del Toro kicked off a new animated series for Netflix: Trollhunters, about a young boy Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) fighting off a horde of Trolls living underneath his hometown of Arcadia. Turns out Arcadia’s got a bit more than a troll problem: two new forces are on the way, big enough…
It’s the season of spooks and monsters, and no one loves a good spook or monster than Guillermo Del Toro. But the director recently shared some thoughts on what makes the monstrous so fascinating to people, and his answer was suitably chilling.
Any time Guillermo del Toro makes a movie, we take notice. And when one gets reviews like The Shape of Water is getting, we also become very excited. A new featurette adds to the anticipation by providing new footage of, and info about, the film’s mysterious fish man. That said, it also goes a little too far.
Have you ever actually considered how the mechanics of having sex with a fish-person (mermaid or otherwise) might actually work? Guillermo del Toro certainly has, and we’re all going to get a chance to see how he conceptualizes it in his upcoming adult fairy tale The Shape of Water.
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is something like a thriller crossed with a love story that’s told the way you might tell a fairytale. How is a deaf woman supposed to be with her one true love, a mysterious fish-man from an extinct race, if her beloved is being hunted by Cold War-era governmental scientists?
Guillermo del Toro hasn’t made an undisputed great movie in over a decade—specifically 2006's Pan’s Labyrinth, a truly breathtaking work that set the bar for the director’s work very high. Since then, he’s made many films with varying degrees of success but nothing that’s come close to Pan. However, according to the…
The first trailer has arrived for Guillermo del Toro’s latest adult fairy tale, The Shape of Water, promising a gorgeous and intense spectacle about a deaf woman’s unlikely friendship (and possible romance) with an imprisoned fish-man. Dive in.
I’m back, my bulk mail brothers and sisters! I am also now 40 years old, which means if you enjoy my opinions and mail column, I officially have the wisdom of age on my side. If you don’t, no worries, because death is coming for me. This week: Baby Groot hate! Mutant-Inhuman hybrids! And—gasp!—the merits of The Big…
For the better part of a decade, director Guillermo del Toro has teased, promised, and pleaded to make a third Hellboy movie. Star Ron Perlman is up for it and fans want it, but no studio has been willing to pay for it. A few weeks ago, del Toro got fans hopes up by saying he was going to try yet again—and instead,…
Guillermo del Toro has long made a name for himself for doing things that are weird and daring. Creatures, alternate worlds, ghosts, ghouls, giant robots—there’s always something strange happening in his films, and it sounds like his latest, The Shape of Water, will continue that trend.
The first look at Trollhunters revealed a show that looked like it was going to balance big doses of humor, action, and worldbuilding. A new video featuring the director and cast gives a hint at the thinking behind the upcoming series.
“Fuck Konami” is an old saying on the internet, but usually, it’s commenters who are lashing out against the publisher. Today, even a Hollywood director is cursing out Konami—and with good reason, too.
Netflix has released the first trailer for Dreamworks Trollhunters, a children’s animated series directed by the same guy whose idea of a fairy tale includes rebel torture and child murder. It’s Guillermo del Toro... for kids!
Starting today, lucky Guillermo del Toro fans who happen to be near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) can visit “At Home With Monsters,” a new exhibit of props, artwork, and other horror and scifi-related items that have inspired him over the years. For everyone else, there’s Conan.
Guillermo del Toro’s animated Netflix show Trollhunters has Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman attached to voice trolls. One plays a helpful troll and one a menacing one. Gee, I wonder which voice will play the latter?
Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex is a new documentary about the artistic wizards who ruled cinema in the pre-CG days. It’s full of big names, including Rick Baker, Jon Landis, Joe Dante, and Guillermo del Toro. But the most famous faces that appear in the trailer are far more fantastical.
Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham and director Guillermo del Toro are teaming up once again to create a brand new world. That world is called Carnival Row, and it just got picked up to pilot by Amazon.
Guillermo del Toro is a collector. Props, paintings, weird shit—he buys anything, and puts it in a secondary residence he purchased just to hold it all. He calls this place Bleak House and while it was private for a long time, del Toro is now bringing his obsession to the public.