The very first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim debuted this afternoon. Oh, and a teaser poster along with it. So after letting Man of Steel out of the stable yesterday, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures let some giant monsters and robots out to play, effectively throwing down on the gauntlet with two thoroughly epic trailers for summer 2013.
Hey look, more goodies from Pacific Rim, a summer movie sharp enough to know that if massive, Toho-style beasts ever rise up from the depths and lay waste to human cities, the best way to combat them is with massive, anime-inspired robots.
With just a few weeks until a trailer formally introduces moviegoers to Pacific Rim, Warner Bros. has begun a viral marketing effort to drum up anticipation for a good look at Guillermo del Toro's huge scale monsters vs. robots summer movie.
American has yet to collectively gorge on turkey in order to give thanks, yet we're nonetheless inundated with Christmas-related commercials, sales, and products. Since we're already embracing the Christmas spirit with abandon, this new clip from next week's Rise of the Guardians is well-timed.
Having dropped $4.05 billion on Lucasfilm, along with all the merchandising that guarantees, Disney is powering through pre-production on Star Wars: Episode VII, an unexpected continuation of George Lucas's intergalactic civil war. The screenwriter picking up the baton from Lucas has now been confirmed for Episode VII, while Jon Favreau, Guillermo del Toro, and Jon Favreau, several of the big blockbuster directors mentioned as contenders to oversee the sequel have spoken about their potential involvement.
Actress Selma Blair began her career in the late ‘90s with small parts in such films as In & Out, Scream 2, and Can’t Hardly Wait, but it was her career-making role opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions that made her a household name.
Since then Blair has appeared in such popular films as Legally Blonde, In Good Company, and The Fog, but her greatest success has probably come from playing Liz Sherman in director Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which were both based on the popular comic book anti-hero. In addition, the actress is currently starring opposite Hollywood bad-boy Charlie Sheen on FX’s hit comedy Anger Management, which has been renewed for a second season. But now, Blair can be seen once again on the big screen in the new thriller In Their Skin, which opens in theaters on November 9th and also stars James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas).
In the film, which marks Jeremy Power Regimbal’s directorial debut, Blair plays Mary Hughes, a women slowly coming to terms with the recent death of her young daughter. Along with her husband Mark (the film’s screenwriter Joshua Close) and son Brendon (Quinn Lord), they travel to a remote cottage for a brief vacation. However, the evening is violently interrupted when a murderous family led by the homicidal Bobby (D’Arcy) and Jane (Rachel Miner) invade the cottage looking to steal the Hughes’ identity in search of the “perfect” life.
IAR’s managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to speak with Selma Blair about her work on In Their Skin, as well as season two of Anger Management and the status of Hellboy III. The talented actress discussed her new film, its dark tone, preparing emotionally for the role, facing her personal fears, performing while pregnant, acting opposite the film’s screenwriter, working with a first time director, James D’Arcy’s frightening performance, what it was like having children on set, returning for season two of Anger Management, and the possibility of reuniting with Guillermo Del Toro for Hellboy III.
A week of featurettes for Rise of the Guardians wraps up with a two-for-one featurette that presents two more figures of childhood imagination as superhero-style protectors of holiday virtue. This time, we're looking at the flying, action-oriented versions of the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy.
Halloween is mere hours away, meaning that year's best season is about to give way to the holiday season proper. In addition to all the Christmas decorations going on sale at your local Target, the holiday spirit brings with it seasonally-appropriate movies aimed right at families. One of these is Rise of the Guardians, and a new featurette focused on one of the characters shows just how wintery and seasonal the movie is.
Though there's a glut of Frankenstein movies in various stages of development, but by far the most promising is also the simplest. Most of Frankenstein-ian movies on the way are winking spins or revisionist takes, but Guillermo del Toro wants to do what's never been done before: faithfully and effective adapt Mary Shelley's novel.
Yeah, there have been many, many Frankenstein movies, but none has hewed closely to Shelley's brilliant text and actually been a good movie. Del Toro's Frankenstein has been in development at Universal Pictures for ages, but considering how many plates the director spins at all times and the studio's rejection of At the Mountains of Madness, it seemed that the project may have been dead at the studio.
Back before the vampire craze of the late-Naughties, Guillermo del Toro envisioned The Strain as an epic, horrifying vampire tale for television. When network interest ended up being predicated on making his story more of a comedy, however, the director opted to turn the tale into a novel trilogy co-written by Chuck Hogan. Having finished out the literary story, though, it looks like The Strain and its sequels may well come to television after all.