The other day I got to interview Guillermo del Toro for about thirty minutes as he was at TIFF (Toronto International Film festival) to help promote director Guillem Morales Julia’s Eyes - which he produced. Starring Belén Rueda (The Orphange) as a woman who is losing her sight but continues to investigate the mysterious circumstances regarding her sister’s death, the film is a solid thriller with great cinematography and atmosphere. You can watch the trailer here and here’s an interview I did with director Guillem Morales.
During the part of the interview that covered Julia’s Eyes, del Toro talked about what got him involved in the movie, what he asked for as the producer, and we discussed how hands on he is when his name is attached. Hit the jump for what he had to say and look for more with del Toro very soon:
Finally, if you missed the first part of my interview with del Toro where he talked about his projects at DreamWorks Animation and how he’s developing TV shows, click here.
Guillermo del Toro
- We talk about the car he’s building from the James Brolin movie The Car. He first talked about it at this year’s Saturn Awards. Off camera he showed me pictures and it is insanely awesome.
- 1:30 – How did he get involved with Julia’s Eyes. It all comes down to a 25 minute sequence where you wouldn’t see anyone’s face
- 4:00 – Talks about how he wanted the same Director of Photography as The Orphanage and Belén Rueda
- 5:10 – Is he in the editing room or is he hands off as the producer
- 6:50 – What is it like for him to get films off the ground
- 7:50 – Talks about Splice