Because there’s a lot of pop culture stuff out there. And you don’t need an entire website to cover it minute by minute. It’ll still be there when we get there. Trust us.
Okay, so little kids are creepy. You know it’s true. Any little kid is about two steps away from Village of the Damned territory. So when you’ve got “Guillermo Del Toro presents” in front of a movie full of creepy kids that includes the use of Scarecrow-esque masks…watch out. Here’s the story:
Haunting secrets of the past resurface when a child mysteriously disappears in the supernatural thriller The Orphanage, a spinetingler with a jaw-dropping twist that will take your very last breath away! Produced by Academy AwardÂ® nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Panâ€™s Labyrinth) and directed by J. A. Bayona, The Orphanage arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on April 22, 2008, from New Line Home Entertainment.
You can check out the official site here. I’d like to point out that there have been no substantiated cases of asphyxiation related to the viewing of this film. Anyway, the DVD comes with featurettes, info on the filmmakers and more. Want to win? Get to it!
Okay, probably not Sir Ian, but it was too good a headline to pass up. And it could happen. De-aging CG technology is pretty good these days. Or…who knows.
Anyway, yes, Guillermo Del Toro is reportedly in talks to direct The Hobbit and The Hobbit 2: Shire Harder (this is a working title). And no, don’t panic, they’re just chopping the story in half because it was so helpful with the quality of the The Matrix and Pirates trilogies…urg.
Excuse me. I almost choked on absolutely nothing a moment ago. Back now.
As this report makes clear, it’s not like Del Toro is hurting for projects. Hell, I still want to see his Count of Monte Cristo update that he was showing us concept art for about ten years and more ago. But will McKellen return to play Gandalf? Will any of the rest of the cast return for their cameos? Will Smaug be re-imagined as a giant bug-like creature with 114 eyes? Will Andy Serkis and Doug Jones fight each other with steak knives over who’s going to do the physical movements of certain characters? Only time will tell.