Thursday, November 29, 2007
Guillermo del Toro's two new movies
After Guillermo del Toro's huge success with his 2006 Academy Award winning movie Pan's Labyrinth, this director has seemed to set his sights on a new movie that parallels the mystic realm he explored in his previous film.
Del Toro will be returning to direct the sequel to his not so famous film, Hellboy, which starred Ron Pearlman and Selma Blair in 2004 and grossed close to $60 million in the US alone. It appears that creating and Academy Award winning movie allows a director to be able to create any movie he so well pleases, as apparent with this sequel. Seeing as how the original Hellboy failed to create much of a stir besides in the comic book realm, it is easy to see that once Del Toro landed a hit, his project that he WANTED to create was put on the fast track.
Seeing as how the movie is slated for release in July of 2008, the preliminary marketing is just getting underway. So far Universal Pictures has undergone the creation of the movies new web site, uploading it with things such as wallpapers and production videos. Also, the website features online comics, which will play together well with the original target market of the movie, comic book fans.
Since the movie is still in production many screen shots are yet to be released. One nice thing about the web site however is that it includes much of the production art that is being used in the creation of the movie. A few snapshots of those are included below.