― I'll take u down 2 the dark grosse chap L (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 00:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
Sometimes it's just better than way.
― Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 01:03 (5 years ago) Permalink
nice article by Drew McWeeny about the state of the biz as it relates to 'mountains...' being scrapped
Universal badly wanted to be in the Guillermo Del Toro business. It was a priority to them, and when they made "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army," that was in large part a show of faith on the part of the studio. They wanted to make "Frankenstein" with Guillermo. They wanted to give him a home for his particular voice and vision. And when it came down to it, after a few years marked by expensive filmmmaker-driven flops and sure-thing properties that failed and cult fanboy favorites that no one turned out for, they looked at that R-rated $150 million horror film and said, "We can't." Not that they didn't want to, or that they don't believe in Guillermo, or that they want to make crap instead. They looked at the money they've made, the money they've lost, the choices that have led them to this place, and they said, "We can't."
― ℳℴℯ ❤＼(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 05:19 (5 years ago) Permalink
― 'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
It was a no brainer that this would never be made the second they announced that del Toro wanted to make it. Besides, Carpenter already did the mutating gory monster in Antarctica thing as well as anyone ever will. For a visionary, del Toro is having some trouble getting the vision-thing working for him. "Madness" was never feasible, "Frankenstein" would be a disaster, "The Hobbit" was a poor fit. And yet, "Devil's Backbone" and "Pan's Labyrinth," his best movies, were both original scripts. Stick to your strengths, big guy! You've got great, original ideas. Make a movie out of your great, original ideas!
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 15:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
it's silly, you could totally make Mountains PG-13. The book isn't that violent, aside from mutilation-discoveries that could totally be managed at Star Wars-level gore.
― David Allah Coal (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink
50-ft penguins are the elephant in the room
50-ft penguins are the 50-ft penguins in the room
― I love priest but I've chosen maiden (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 16:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
the cancellation of this project is so tragic and i hope he gets to make this movie one day. there are very few directors i'm as interested in seeing what they come up with as del toro.
― Mordy, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 16:33 (5 years ago) Permalink
― I'll take u down 2 the dark grosse chap L (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 17:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
dude had a hard R vision
― I love priest but I've chosen maiden (Edward III), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 17:32 (5 years ago) Permalink
Not dead yet, getting better, etc.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 June 2011 22:37 (4 years ago) Permalink
Somewhat of an uh.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
GDT entering competition for unluckiest filmmaker in the game
though i'm looking at the imdb for pacific rim and the cast is p awesome
― JIM THOMETHEUS (zachlyon), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
so basically space jockeys = old ones, aliens = shoggoths
(seriously fuck off to anyone who thinks that's a "spoiler")
― bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
You heartless cynic etc
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
Nah it's just kinda obvious that's the route they're gonna take with Prometheus. Lovecraft invented so many sci-fi/horror tropes that are still being used that it's pretty easy to spot the influence.
― bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
― the late great, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
Enjoyed the first episode of The Strain! (Don't know if it's being discussed elsewhere) Very well put-together nonsense.
― the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
That seems to be the general takeaway. Basically, as long as you begin by understanding it is nonsense, the rest comes very easily.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 01:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wow, "The Book of Life" (which he produced) has got to be one of the most gorgeous films I've seen in years. I sort of want to see it again to see it in 3D. Loved it.
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 October 2014 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Did I say "Book of Life" was gorgeous? Well "Crimson Peak," while both overheated and undercooked, boasts some of the most sumptuous production design I've seen in years. I'd see it again in a heartbeat despite it having nothing much else compelling really going for it beyond some impressively bloody make-up. Because I mean, who really makes a ghost movie where the demonic scary ghosts are supporting players at best? Surprised they didn't just go all the way and reveal it's all been a book she was writing ... or was it?
Man, del Toro, what is up with you? You spend years juggling dream projects, then when you finally do make a movie - this, "Pacific Rim" - it's something that no one really wanted.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 December 2015 04:18 (4 months ago) Permalink