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Del Toro to direct Cthulu Movie

Fri Feb 1, 2008, 1:34 AM


Nuff' said - that's the coolest news in AGES!!!!

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somk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Excellent news but not before 2011-12 at best because he just agreed to direct The Hobbit while havinf already 2 other movies in the workshop... It's been the 4th times he postponed the Lovecraft movie !! aaaaugh !!!
But yes, he's probably the only one actually being able to pull it off imho !
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read on CGTalk that del toro is also set to direct "the Hobbit" movies.

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Should be interesting :D

Marley
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA i'm quick aren't i?..that i'll teach me for not reading other posts
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Pinflux Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Wow sweet - thanks for the heads up! :D
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Del Toro, thank you.

We had been reading for awhile that there were speculations DT would go for a Loveraft movie. Im so glad it's finally happening. He's the perfect director for such a great story. He has the ability to do horror right, and not just fill the screen with bloody teenagers..bleh. We are big Lovecraft fans, so to see a really great modern telling of one of his best stories is going to be amazing.

This will rock out. Thanks for the news! :dance: :boogie:
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zanker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't hold my breath. He has been pitching this project for several years now, and now that it seems he'll be directing the Hobbit (which would be all kinds of awesome), I seriously doubt we'll see his Lovecraft movie for another three to five years, if at all.
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
it's set for 2010
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zanker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
There is simply no way it could possibly happen for 2010 if he's directing the Hobbit, which is almost a fact by now (Hell, it was basically confirmed by himself at the french premiere of The Orpanaghe, that spanish film he produced).
Looks like his HP film will be delayed yet again. I don't doubt he'll do it, but it'll be a while.
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wait...Del Toro is doing the Hobit? I thought Peter Jackson was still doing it. ?
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zanker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
He's producing only. Guillermo was recently approached to take over direction and he said he'd love to do it. It's still not a done deal, but seems to be pretty strong right now.
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ok, sounds cool. Id much rather see Chtulu than hobits, but hobits are alright too ^^
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think Peter Jackson is Producer as he has Tin Tin and on his schedule
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally appreciate your avatar :D.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thrax :D
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, I see. Tin Tin? Like, the old cartoon? Oh man....
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeah apparently there are 3 films..one directed by P Jackson another by Steven Spielberg and the third no one is too sure.
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
At least they got 3 good, solid directors, that is always promising.
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TonyParkerArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I've seen "In the Mouth of Madness", and I know how it all ends. With this news, I'm heading for the hills.

(Freakin' LOVE that movie.)
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
That's fantastic! I am sure he will do a wonderful job. I already sensed Lovecraftian influence in Hellboy...
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh I agree - I thought the same with that space monster coming in and all :D
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Exactly! And the god coming out of rasputin?!?!? Nyarlathotep perhaps? :D
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good news indeed..too bad i suck at watching horrors now..
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Xelar-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
YAYS!
But I`m still waiting for Hellboy 2 D:
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
me too!
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S4pphire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It could be soooo good... and it can be so bad? Let's hope for the first option ;) But that's lovely news!
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nah not bad :D
I haven't been disappointed by any Del Toro Movie so far (well Blade 2 was not one of his best but he had to do it to get to direct Hellboy, so that's excusable :))
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S4pphire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, oh so true. It's real nice to actually see his things coming alive before the screen... (Can barely wait for Hellboy2, but damn hes a busy bee nowadays) ;)
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, I liked Blade 2. I thought it was the better of the trilogy.
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mayec Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wow. Great news! I knew years ago that making the "Mountains of Madness" was one of Del Toro's dreams. The other one was making Hellboy. So, he's a lucky man who makes his dream come true... and steals them from others. Yeah, being a great Lovecraft fan myself, since I was a kid, my dream when I started getting into film-making was to be the first to bring a faithful adaptation of Lovecraft to the big screen... one less on my list.
Sorry about the rambling. Thanks for sharing the news. I'd PAY to work in that movie. :)
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Actually there are two not so bad Cthulhu inspired movies I really like: The Thing and Into the Mount of Madness.
But no one really attempted it yet so I am really looking forward to this. I was just talking about that how suprised I am not more Directors tried their hands on Cthulhu Material. Specially now that the license is open.
I am sorry that you can't try your hands on that now. Any chance of getting a job with Tel Toro's team?
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bassanimation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You should try and find a copy of The Resurrected. It's based off of a Lovecraft story called "The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward" I think. The Resurrected is one of the creepiest movies you'll ever see. I woke up in the middle of the night once and happened to see a scene of it on tv...scared me so bad I had to turn the lamp on and I couldnt get back to sleep! It's one of my favorites :)
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mayec Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yes, there are quite a bunch of lovecraft-inspired movies (many of them not that good) but haven't seen a real "adaptation". It's powerful material, so I am surprised too that it hasn't been tried before. I might make a Lovecraft-inspried short film one day, wich is more on my league.

Honestly, I have no idea how to go about tryint to get a job on Del Toro's film, or I would be doing all I can. As I said, I'd work on it from passion alone, without even getting paid.

By the way, I had no idea you liked Lovecraft. Makes you an even more interesting person, wich you were enough already. You must have gotten excited (like I did) when Henning started painting tentacles everywhere. :D
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well Henning and me, we both started to work for Fantasy Flight Games and their Cthulhu line the same time. Also, we are every now and then playing Cthulhu Pen and Paper with friends :)
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mayec Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I used to play Call of Cthulhu (pen and paper) many years ago. Had great times then. But since I live in Madrid (10 years!) I haven't been able to find anyone to play with. I envy you... have fun! ;)
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akeyla Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional
Ehhhh!
there is still hope for fantastic movies then!
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Aruyinn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wooooot =) And double Woot for the fact that not Boll does it lol

How are you? =)
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I am doing ok thanks and yourself? :)
And god yeah, Boll, that would be way too cruel :p
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Aruyinn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, ok hört sich aber garnicht so gut an- derweil sollte doch 2008 ein richtig gutes Jahr sein (gemäss meiner verschrobenen Logik ;) ) Bin ich mal gespannt wie er die Thematik umsetzen wird. Zu Boll muss ich aber gestehen *flüstert* das ich mir die Filme doch immer wieder aufs neue ansehe, als ob ichs nich besser wissen müsste *pfeif*

Zeichnest Du imo eigentlich garnicht mehr oder alles unter Verschluss?
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Im Moment gehts mir gesundheitlich nicht so gut. Das heisst, ich lehne so ziemlich alles ab was mit Auftragsarbeit zu tun hat und male bloss ab und an
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Aruyinn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ach mensch =( Lass dich mal herzlich von ner Fremden drücken! :hug:
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Kyena Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:faint: great news!
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DarkFixation Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Student
i agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:w00t:
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