Leonardo DiCaprio In Talks To Star In Guillermo del Toro’s Upcoming ‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake

If it feels like Leonardo DiCaprio only works with established, insanely talented directors, it’s because he does. He just finished working with Quentin Tarantino. Before that he worked with Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and before Alejandro he worked with Martin Scorsese.

Now he’s in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’sNightmare Alley‘ remake. The way Variety talks, it’s basically a done deal at this point. It’s just all legal stuff they have to work out now.

This film will be more based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name. The 1947 movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.

The plan is to start shooting this movie in the fall, which means it’ll likely be released in 2020. Del Toro’s last film, The Shape of Water, won the Best Picture award at the 2018 Academy Awards.

We’ll keep you posted as he adds more stars to support Leo’s leading role.

The First Trailer For ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Has Arrived, Watch If You Dare!

Earlier this week, Lionsgate released a pretty creepy poster to promote the upcoming  Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It was one of the better posters we’ve seen this year.

Now the studio is blessing us with the first trailer, and it looks like this movie is going to be really creepy and also super gross. It’s designed to make you uncomfortable.

This movie stars Zoe Colletti, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Michael Garza and is adapted from Alvin Schwartz’s anthology series of the same name.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be released August 9, 2019. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.

You Gotta Watch The Red Band Trailer For ‘The Shape Of Water’ Starring Sally Hawkins And Octavia Spencer

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water, has a chance to be one of the best films of 2017. It’s already receiving great reviews from critics around the world, and it won the Best Picture award at the Venice Film Festival.

There is a lot happening in this red band trailer, but don’t worry about spoilers. It’s constructed in a way that leaves you feeling more confused than anything else. It’s hard to put the pieces together, unless you really study this trailer.

As mentioned in the title, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in this fantasy/drama/love story. It’s set to hit theaters December 8, 2017, and you’ll probably want to watch it ’cause it’s most likely going to be nominated for some awards. You don’t want to be that person at the Oscar party who hasn’t watched any of the films nominated.

Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

“From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.” 

The First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro’s Merman Fairy Tale ‘The Shape Of Water’ Has Arrived, Check It Out Inside!

Guillermo del Toro is one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood right now. Sadly, we did not get a feature film from the director in 2016. The last time he was in theaters was in 2015 with his horror drama Crimson Peak.

Thankfully, he’s coming back this year. His new film, The Shape of Water will be released in December, and it promises to be one of his most intriguing films ever.

The film is set in 1963, and it features Sally Hawkins playing a mute woman named Elisa. Her character is described as a “lonely janitor” trapped in a life of silence. But her life changes forever when she befriends an aquatic man in a tank played by Doug Jones.

Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins co-star in the movie. The trailer looks great. I’m already hooked. It’s just a shame we still have to wait 5 months to watch it.

You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

“From master story teller Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.”

Movie Review: Crimson Peak – Not Heart Pounding, But Unsettling And Darkly Beautiful

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Let’s start off by saying that while Crimson Peak has been advertised as a ghost story, it’s not so much that as it is a story with a ghost in it.

We start out by meeting the lead Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a woman who had unusual desires for a woman in the late 1800s. She wants to be a famous writer, rather than a wife. Her dad has other idea, wanting her to marry the local Dr. McMichael (Charlie Hunnam). However, Edith instead focuses on a poor, but aristocratic Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). She’s seduced by his dream of restarting the red clay mine of his family home. After her father’s mysterious death, Edith marries Thomas, only to start receiving mysterious warnings from her dead mother, about the place she’s gone to live, referred to as Crimson Peak.

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There’s quite a bit to say about the acting in this film, as there’s not much action. The characters must be carried by nothing more than dialog or the occasionally nefarious look. In that Mia Wasikowska is great as a wide eyed girl. growing increasingly suspicious of her husband’s family. Thomas Sharpe, played by Tom Hiddleston, is equally good, playing the loving husband with a nefarious side as well. And Jessica Chastain, who got the rare opportunity to spread her wings as the nefarious sister, might have found her best role yet.

However, even the excellent acting fades away among the amazing visuals that are this film. It’s a gothic story, with an excellent, complex gothic atmosphere. Everything from the scenery and the small details of the gothic home, all the way to the score that plays in the background competes for your attention. It’s a thrilling, gorgeous film that is carried based on excellent direction and beautiful visuals.

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Their story is a simple one. Girl looking to solve mystery. However, it’s simple because it needs to be. The characters themselves are so multifaceted, the background so rich, that if we were dealing with a complex story, it would feel like a messy mishmash. Instead, the balance is perfectly formed, ensuring that you can understand the plot while you enjoy the characters.

I do have to point out that this is not a scary horror flick. It’s less about monsters and spirits than it is the atmosphere. If you were a fan of The Others, then it’s likely you’d enjoy this. However, if you’re looking for something like Hellboy, this is not the flick for you. The conflict here is internally driven and much of the horror is purely cerebral.

Towards the end of the movie, the momentum slows a bit and some might find that it drags. In addition, the CGI effects for the ghosts were a bit underwhelming. However, the atmosphere and the characters carry this well enough. While it might not be heart pounding, it’s certainly an unsettling, darkly beautiful movie that viewers with tamer horror tastes will likely enjoy.

If that’s your kind of style, and The Others is among your favorites, than Crimson Peak is absolutely worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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