Guillermo del Toro

Film Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (USA, 2018) is a glorified B-movie that’s entertaining in all its wild stupidity

March 22, 2018

Given his penchant for dark, more gothic views on material, Guillermo del Toro‘s foray into big budget filmmaking – 2013’s Pacific Rim – always seemed a little odd.  Capable of delivering so much more than what that film ultimately was able to, del Toro may have injected some of his usual fantastic-ness into proceedings, but a procession of sequences featuring giant robots fighting mythical creatures interspersed with questionable acting resulted in a destructively silly actioner that was more trash than treasure.... Continue Reading

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Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

March 21, 2018

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus series, as well duties on such fan favourite shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Daredevil, DeKnight is no stranger to the demand of the devoted audience, so how did he feel putting his own stamp on a world of Gods and monsters?  Peter Gray chatted with the director during the Australian press run for Pacific Rim: Uprising to discuss how such a large production came to be.... Continue Reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water reveals its first trailer

August 21, 2017

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to fascinating visuals that extend to imaginative and creative storytelling. With that being said, del Toro is back with The Shape of Water.... Continue Reading

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Australian Composer Tim Davies talks working on Guillermo del Toro’s new Netflix series Trollhunters (EXCLUSIVE)

December 23, 2016

Conductor and Lead Orchestrator Tim Davies may just be one of the busiest Aussies working in Hollywood – from conducting one of this year’s most acclaimed films, La La Land, to TV series like Empire and Revenge and video games like The Last of Us his IMDB list is one of the most impressive you’re likely to find. But now he’s moving into the Composer’s chair, for Guillermo del Toro’s new Netflix series Trollhunters, which premieres on Netflix today.... Continue Reading

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Scott Eastwood continues his big-budget casting run; in talks for the Pacific Rim sequel

July 5, 2016

Scott Eastwood who will play an unidentified role in the Suicide Squad film to be released later this year, has begun early talks to join the Pacific Rim sequel.... Continue Reading

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Michael Shannon in talks to star in new Guillermo Del Toro project, The Shape of Water

May 10, 2016

We bring you good news today! Guillermo Del Toro has a new film coming out and Michael Shannon is rumoured to be in talks to star as the villain of the story.... Continue Reading

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Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight to direct Pacific Rim sequel

February 25, 2016

The people behind Legendary Pictures have decided to move forward with Pacific Rim 2 by appointing Spartacus creator and Daredevil‘s showrunner Steven S. DeKnight as director of the film.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Crimson Peak (MA15+, USA, 2015)

October 17, 2015

The trailers released for Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak make the film look like a horror-infused haunted house type film. In actual fact it’s not; well not entirely anyway, since Del Toro has instead crafted a gothic romance film that harkens back to story-telling styles of yester-year – it just so happens to be set in a haunted house.... Continue Reading

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Exclusive Interview: Supernatural actor Jim Beaver talks about working with Guillermo del Toro on Crimson Peak

September 28, 2015

Actor Jim Beaver – best known for his work on the series Supernatural and Deadwood – talks exclusively to The Iris about his role in the upcoming thriller Crimson Peak, and working with director Guillermo del Toro on the project – alongside the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. Watch the full interview here:... Continue Reading

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Win a double pass to see Guillermo del Toro’s new film Crimson Peak!

September 28, 2015

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.... Continue Reading

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