Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Festival, Guillermo del Toro was on hand to discuss his two greatest and most personal films: The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. During the free-ranging conversation Del Toro gave updates on the currently in development Justice League Dark and the status of his HBO series Monster (based on the Japanese manga by author Naoki Urasawa).
On Justice League Dark, Del Toro revealed that his script features Constantine, The Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu, Deadman and Zantanna as the team. He stated that there are other characters in the mix too (“everybody that doesn’t feel like a repeat”) – but any additional info would be too ‘spoilery’ for the hypothetical film. However Del Toro is still waiting for the go-ahead from Warner Brothers (perhaps box-office returns on Man of Steel and Pacific Rim will dictate it’s fate). Per Del Toro “If they [Warners] like the [script], I’ll do it; if not…” For additional highlights from the Q&A including an update on Monster and an all new trailer for his summer tent-pole robots-vs.-monsters flick Pacific Rim, hit the jump.
The Hero Complex Film Festival always manages to put together a great line-up with fantastic speakers, and 2013 is going to be no different. The L.A. Times has sent out a press release announcing that this year’s Hero Complex Film Festival will celebrate horror and sci-fi by screening films from and talking to John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Chris Carter, Roland Emmerich, and Guillermo del Toro. There will be showings of Halloween, They Live, The Mist, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and Independence Day. Also, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the X-Files, the film festival will show three of the series’ best episodes uncut: “Pilot”, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”, and “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space”.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The 2013 Hero Complex Film Festival runs from May 10 – 12th.
For any film fan, Criterion is the tops as far as home video goes. It’s always a bit of an event when the Criterion Collection announces new titles as we know that whichever films are released, they’ll be presented in pristine condition with loads of fascinating extras. To ring in the New Year, Criterion has released a drawing that teases some of their upcoming 2013 titles. What ensues is a bit of a guessing game as to which pictures correspond to what movies. We were able to discern David Lynch’s Eraserhead, Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone, Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies, Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last! and Delmer Daves’ 3:10 to Yuma, but we’re hoping our fine Collider readers can help discern the rest.
Hit the jump to take a look at the teaser art, and leave your guesses in the comments as to which films you think correspond to which drawings.
Mondo has unveiled the posters for two more prints in their Guillermo del Toro “Director’s Series”: The Devil’s Backbone and Cronos. As expected, they’re gorgeous. The Devil’s Backbone print, by Vania Zouravliov and Aaron Horkey, goes on sale tomorrow, with Cronos going on sale at a later date. You can get the Regular Edition of 350 24×36 for The Devil’s Backbone for $60, and the Variant Editions of 90 24×36 posters is $90. The Cronos print was done by Martin Ansin. Hit the jump to check out these fantastic prints. As always, follow @MondoNews to try and grab yourself a print tomorrow. Good luck!