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Monday
Feb132012

Guillermo del Toro to direct 'Beauty and the Beast,' Emma Watson to star

After seeing Beastly, it’s hard to get excited about any new live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, but wiht Guillermo del Toro at the helm, it’s instantly interesting. Variety reports that the renowned director of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth will take charge of “Beast,” a new take on the classic tale. Better, the casting is already going well, with Emma Watson (Harry Potter) signing on to play the beauty—an interesting, but enticing choice. Andrew Davies, known for Bridget Jones’s Diary back in 2001 but more recently for the quite lame The Three Musketeershas been tapped to write. 

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Monday
Aug232010

Guillermo del Toro talks about not directing The Hobbit and 3D

Guillermo del Toro is no longer directing The Hobbit. That much has been established. In a recent interview, he confirms that he is still very actively involved in the project and Jackson's attempts to get it shot amidst MGM's financial woes. He also speaks a bit about 3D.

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Tuesday
Aug032010

New trailer says "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," but its actions speak otherwise (video)

Guillermo del Toro may have left The Hobbit, but he's already gracing us with his presence. And he couldn't come soon enough. There hasn't been a good horror film since Paranormal Activity. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV movie that aired on ABC. It's about a girl (the lovely Bailee Madison) who discovers creatures living in the house her and her father (Guy Pearce) (Katie Holmes) just moved into. Katie Holmes plays Dad's girlfriend. At first she thinks the creatures are nice, but learns that they aren't what they seem. Small strange creatures never are; it's the small hands--dead giveaway.

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Tuesday
Jul062010

The Hobbit in danger of losing Ian McKellen due to the troubles at MGM

Well, this is just prime. The sting of Bond 23's cancellation is still fresh, and now The Hobbit may lose another key member of its team: Gandalf. This also comes on the heels of Guillermo del Toro's exit as director due to the continued delays in production. We still don't know if Peter Jackson will helm the picture himself or search for another director--an official status update is expected soon. McKellen isn't thrilled about the delays.

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Friday
Jun252010

Peter Jackson may direct The Hobbit after all

Peter Jackson is in talks to direct the two Hobbit films, it seems. Guillermo del Toro was set to direct the films, but had to bow out after two years of work because MGM's financial woes continue to delay filming. When del Toro first announced his departure, Jackson was vocal about his possible interest in directing, but rumors were soon squashed by his manager and news that he had other conflicting directing deals. Deadline reports that Jackson's camp has been dealing to get him out of his previous commitments.

Part of the deal, it seems, may be for MGM to actually let the projects start filming sooner rather than later. This isn't confirmed. Harry Potter director David Yates and Neill Blomkamp have both been rumored to direct in recent weeks, but we may get lucky. Peter Jackson may complete his series. More as it develops.