The Elephant Man also starring. The Hellboy 4K Ultra HD presents both the Theatrical and Director's Cut versions of the film, both newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with exclusive Dolby Atmos audio for both versions of the movie, along with the original theatrical 5.1 audio.
The Hellboy 4K UHD includes the all-new "To Hell and Back" retrospective, featuring a new interview with director Guillermo del Toro, plus hours of archival special features, including documentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, Q&As and much more.
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From visionary writer/director Guillermo del ToroThe Shape of Water, Pacific Rim comes Hellboy, a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy Ron Perlman was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Dr. Broom John Hurt, who raised him to be a hero. In Dr. Broom's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy creates an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien Doug Jones and Liz Sherman Selma Blair, the woman he loves who can control fire. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defense against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.
The Hellboy theatrical version has a run time of approximately 122 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and frightening images. The Hellboy Director's Cut has a run time of approximately 132 minutes and is not rated.
Hellboy 4K Ultra HD Special Features:• Includes Both Director's Cut and Theatrical Versions of Hellboy• ALL-NEW: Introduction by Guillermo del Toro• ALL-NEW: "To Hell and Back" Retrospective Featurette• Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro, Creator Mike Mignola and the Cast• "The Seeds of Creation" Documentary• Theatrical Trailers
Hellboy Blu-ray Special Features:• Remastered Theatrical Version of Hellboy• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary• Makeup and Lighting Tests with Commentary• VFX How To's• A Quick Guide to Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud• "Right Hand of Doom" Set Visits and Factoids• Q&A Archive: Comic-Con 2002• Mike Mignola Pre-Production Art• Animatics• Board-A-Matics• Multi-Angle Storyboard Comparisons• TV Spots• Photo Galleries• AND MORE
This week saw Disney execs proclaim that the core value in its acquisition of 20th Century Fox was the fresh retread possibilities; this weekend's box office bears out that vision. With five new wide-release films, four of which were in over 2,700 theaters, the total gross comes to about $54 million. In the same weekend last year, four new titles took in $70 million. The 2019 year-to-date totals remain over $500 million short, or around 6.5%.
The remaining three summer weeks see 10 further shots at glory. Sony has “The Angry Birds Movie 2” opening Wednesday, and if it dominates in a field of mostly minor performers, the sequels-first lesson of the summer will continue.
“Hobbs & Shaw” repeated as #1 in its second weekend. With a gross of $25 million, its drop of 58% actually is slightly better than the two most recent “Fast & Furious” entries. But it sold fewer tickets than any second August weekend #1 title, either new or holdover, this century.
With likely strong grosses ahead from China and South Korea, “Hobbs & Shaw,” with $100 million as its domestic share so far, is at $333 million total worldwide. With those new countries, it looks like the offshoot from this huge franchise could hit at least $600 million. That would be enough of a theatrical haul to justify the $200 million production cost before marketing, though it will take post-theater revenues to put it into profit. But this is a franchise whose two previous outings grossed far in excess of $1 billion worldwide.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”
CBS Films and Lionsgate
The Guillermo del Toro co-produced “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” led new releases. The PG-13 adaptation of the 1968-set popular children’s stories is mid-level budget $28 million. To give it its very due credit, it opened ahead of other horror and similar titles this summer R-rated, two in familiar franchises.
$20 million isn't a spectacular number. But compared to other recent original horror titles, most of which didn't open as well, it is standout. And its differences — its rating, the caliber of its creative team director Andre Ovredal first gained attention for “Trollhunter”, middling to favorable reviews — all suggest it was a smart bet. In the future, however, it's likely that CBS Films productions will go to streaming.
Paramount has been more original than most studios this year. All three of their summer releases have been non-franchise, with “Rocket Man” having a respectable run $96 million domestic and the lower-budget “Crawl” seeing a respectable response.
The Australian-made “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” though hardly big budget at $49 million, is their most expensive release. This adaptation of the popular children’s novel scored well with its Cinemascore A and with Latinos; per Paramount, that group comprised 47% of the audience. But with $17 million as an opening number, unless this has an above-average multiple and scores well overseas, this film still has its fate up in the air. It placed #4 overall.
“The Art of Racing in the Rain”
“The Art of Racing in the Rain,” the third studio heartwarming dog-centered feature of the year, scored only $8 million. Its A- Cinemascore suggests those who saw the film liked it well enough. Its $19 million budget makes it one of Disney’s lesser concerns among the 20th Century Fox titles it inherited. But it's a result that suggests that any similar titles will be made for Disney+.
The shock of the weekend, though, is the ghastly performance of “The Kitchen,” with usually surefire Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish with Elisabeth Moss also in the stellar cast only bringing in $5.5 million. A case of defying audience expectations, this women-in-mob-families drama is clearly not what fans of its stars wanted. Gone are the days when top stars could overcome bad reviews in something different.
Just making the top 10 was “Bring the Soul,” a K-Pop concert event film that had limited showings in 873 theaters with a $2.3 million total one-day grosses during the week bring its total to $4.4 million. Expect this sort of non-traditional programming to become more in demand in the future.
The final new release, in 1,240 theaters, was “Brian Banks,” a retelling of the plight of a star athlete falsely accused of rape. It managed a little over $2.1 million, not enough to reach the top 10.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” won’t be the year’s top original “Us” holds the position so far, but it has crossed $100 million in its third weekend. And its drop of 42% was less than anticipated. With $11.6 million more in, this looks to reach around $130 million domestic. That would make it the director’s fourth-biggest domestic hit adjusted #3 “Inglouriuous Basterds” stands at $145 million. A good showing, given the overall challenge for non-franchise releases.
The key for its profit remains foreign. Russia became the first territory, the biggest ever for the director. Figure the star power is key overseas, where this will perform as a mid-range Leonardo DiCaprio performer.
The other three longer-run films in the top 10 — “The Lion King” #3/-48%, “Spider-Man: Far from Home” #8/-33%, and “Toy Story 4” #9/-40% — all have already taken in $370 million or more domestic and over $1 billion each worldwide. That’s the core of the business, which this summer has reinforced more strongly than ever.
The Top Ten
1. Hobbs & Shaw Universal Week 2; Last weekend #1
$25,400,000 -58% in 4,334 theaters +91; PTA per theater average: $5,847; Cumulative: $108,514,000
2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Lionsgate NEW – Cinemascore: C; Metacritic: 62; est. budget: $28 million
$20,800,000 in 3,135 theaters; PTA: $6,635; Cumulative: $20,800,000
3. The Lion King Disney Week 4; Last weekend #2
$20,000,000 -48% in 4,220 theaters -582; PTA: $4,739; Cumulative: $473,104,000
4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold Paramount NEW – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 63; est. budget: $49 million
$17,000,000 in 3,735 theaters; PTA: $4,552; Cumulative: $17,000,000
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony Week 3; Last weekend #3
$11,600,000 -42% in 3,507 theaters -152; PTA: $3,308; Cumulative: $100,331,000
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain Disney NEW – CInemascore: A-; Metacritic: 43; est. budget: $19 million
$8,100,000 in 2,765 theaters; PTA: $2,929; Cumulative: $8,100,000
7. The Kitchen Warner Bros. NEW – Cinemascore: B-; Metacritic: 35; est. budget: $37 million
$5,510,000 in 2,745 theaters; PTA: $2,007; Cumulative: $5,510,000
8. Spider-Man: Far from Home Sony Week 6; Last weekend #4
$5,300,000 -33% in 2,678 theaters -768; PTA: $1,979; Cumulative: $370,972,000
9. Toy Story 4 Disney Week 8; Last weekend #5
$4,400,000 -40% in 2,295 theaters -930; PTA: $1,917; Cumulative: $419,578,000
10. Bring the Soul: The Movie Trafalagar
$2,296,000 in 873 theaters; PTA: $2,631; Cumulative: $4,417,000
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With Guillermo del Toro’s next film as director/writer, “Nightmare Alley,” now taking shape with cast members Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper tapped to star, the Academy Award-winning Mexican director is beginning to spill details about the upcoming film.
Del Toro, who just received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in an interview with Collider that his forthcoming adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 true-crime pulp novel will have “no supernatural elements” and that “Nightmare Alley” is “just a really straight, really dark story.” He added that the book has afforded him “the first chance I have to do a real underbelly-of-society type of movie.”
When asked what kind of rating he expects the film to have, del Toro said, it “will be a big R. Double R!” The seedy story drops us into the demimonde of 1940s American show business, and introduces us to the sleazy denizens of a carnival filled with grifters, charlatans, and noir-like femme fatales. Bradley Cooper is set to play a corrupt con man opposite Cate Blanchett's equally nefarious female psychiatrist. Together they team up to swindle innocents, only to end up manipulating each other.
Del Toro is writing the screenplay with Kim Morgan former muse, and now ex-wife, of avant-garde filmmaker Guy Maddin, with whom del Toro attended the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony, where he was crowned Best Director and winner of Best Picture for the hard-R-rated “The Shape of Water.”
Snce cleaning up at the Oscars, he has completed production on Scott Cooper's “Antlers,” and also co-wrote and produced “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the Alvin Schwarz adaptation hitting theaters August 9. “Nightmare Alley” is meant to start shooting in January, with “Shape of Water” distributor Fox Searchlight also releasing this film.
The filmmaker has remained just as busy when not behind the camera. After an introduction by singer Lana del Rey, the Mexican filmmaker used his Hollywood star ceremony on Wednesday to make a political statement. “Right now, we are in a moment of great fear,” he said “Great fear and great division because that's why fear is used. It's used to divide us. It's used to tell us that we're different, that we shouldn't trust each other.”
Last week, it was announced that Lana Del Rey will be presenting Guillermo del Toro with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, which was an interesting piece of news because the two appeared to have no pre-existing connection with each other. However, due to some new information, this actually makes some sense.
Del Rey has recorded a cover of Donovan’s “Season Of The Witch” for del Toro’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, an upcoming film adaptation of the classic books of the same name. A portion of the cover can be heard during a teaser clip for the movie, and as expected, it’s a dreamy tune that feels at home in Del Rey’s discography. The original song appeared on Donovan’s 1966 album Sunshine Superman.
Excited for you to see this amazing film and to share my new cover of Season Of The Witch for the upcoming #scarystoriesmovie in theaters this Friday, produced by Guillermo del Toro @ReadlGDT and Director, Andre Ovredal @Filmtroll
Can’t wait to give Guillermo his star tomorrow!! pic.twitter.com/icnAJ8uTMz
— Lana Del Rey @LanaDelRey August 5, 2019
Del Toro said of Del Rey, “I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with ‘Season Of The Witch’ - that she would use her alchemy to transform it. She is a great artist and has been an amazing partner with us in this adventure. It is an honor for me to have met her.”
Watch the teaser clip above, revisit our look at how Del Rey became the queen of soundtracks here, and for reference, listen to Donovan’s original version of “Season Of The Witch” below.
Guillermo del Toro is getting ready to film his next movie, a new adaptation of Nightmare Alley, and the filmmaker is lining up a stacked cast. Originally, Leonardo DiCaprio was being eyed for the lead role. However, that didn't pan out. Instead, Bradley Cooper, coming hot off of his directorial debut A Star is Born, which he also starred in and earned a Best Actor nomination for, is taking on that part. Now, we have word on who is going to be joining him, and Cate Blanchett is on the list. Amazingly, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
According to a new report, Cate Blanchett Thor: Ragnarok, Toni Collette Hereditary, Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water, Ron Perlman Hellboy, Willem Dafoe Aquaman, Rooney Mara The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Michael Shannon The Current War and Mark Povinelli Water for Elephants are all in talks to join the cast. It should be noted that none of the deals have closed yet, so the final cast list may not look exactly like this. Even so, nabbing just a few of the stars on this list would be huge. If Guillermo del Toro can close all of these deals, it would be tough to imagine a better ensemble in recent memory.
Toni Collette is said to be eyed as the female lead opposite Bradley Cooper. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are said to be in the mix as key supporting roles. Michael Shannon's role would be small, though it's stated scheduling, with him specifically, may be an issue. Details on the other roles for the rest of the potential cast members weren't revealed at this time. However, Ron Perlman doesn't come as a surprise, as he and del Toro have collaborated many times over the years. It's also not surprising that so many A-listers want to get in on the action, since this will serve as the director's follow-up to The Shape of Water, which went on to win Best Picture.
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Nightmare Alley started life as a novel by William Lindsay Gresham, but was turned into a movie in 1947. However, it's said that this version will skew closer to the novel. The story centers on a man who joins a traveling circus and attempts to figure out the mind-reading act of Mademoiselle Zeena, who does the act with her alcoholic husband. When her husband dies, Zeena takes on this man as her new partner, with reluctance. He quickly proves to be better suited for the job and chooses to bail on Zeena, rebranding himself as "The Great Stanton." Not surprisingly, things don't go great from there.
The screenplay was penned by Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan. The expectation is that production will kick off in early 2020. A release date hasn't been set just yet, but at the earliest, it would seem like we can expect to see this in late 2020, if del Toto puts his foot on the gas. In any case, this is a cast that will be worth waiting for. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the project are made available. This news was previously reported by Collider.
Two-time Academy Award-winning Aussie icon Cate Blanchett is currently in talks to join Guillermo del Toro’s next project as director, “Nightmare Alley,” Variety reports. The follow-up to “The Shape of Water,” which earned the Mexican auteur Best Director and Best Picture Oscars, will also star Bradley Cooper. As previously reported, Cooper replaced Leonardo DiCaprio earlier this summer.
Del Toro is developing “Nightmare Alley” at Fox Searchlight, the studio that took “The Shape of Water” all the way at the 2018 Academy Awards. Del Toro is working with screenwriter Kim Morgan to adapt William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 true crime pulp novel of the same name.
The novel was previously adapted by director Edmund Goulding in 1947, but sources close to del Toro’s film say this iteration of “Nightmare Alley” is not a remake of that film, but rather, a faithful interpretation of Gresham’s text.
The novel plunges us into the demimonde of 1940s American show business, and the sleazy denizens of a carnival filled with grifters, charlatans, and noir-like femme fatales. Cooper will play a corrupt con man opposite Blanchett’s equally nefarious female psychiatrist. Together they team up to swindle innocents, only to end up manipulating each other.
Relatively green screenwriter Kim Morgan, whom del Toro took as his plus-one to the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony, is a long-time film journalist who also hails from the world of visionary Canadian auteur Guy Maddin. She starred in his films “Seances” and “The Forbidden Room,” while serving as an additional writer on both films.
Blanchett soon appears in Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” out August 15, and has a surfeit of TV projects coming down the pike. She executive produces and stars for FX in “Mrs. America” as conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, opposite an embarrassment of all-stars such as Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Margot Martindale, Elizabeth Banks, and Melanie Lynskey. Also coming soon is the Australian immigration-crisis series “Stateless,” co-starring Dominic West and Jai Courtney.
Del Toro, meanwhile, has been writing and producing since cleaning up at the Oscars. He has completed production on Scott Cooper’s “Antlers,” and also co-wrote and produced “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the Alvin Schwarz adaptation hitting theaters August 9.