One of the most exciting things about 2013’s movie slate, for me, is the return of Guillermo del Toro to the director’s chair. His movie, Pacific Rim, opens this summer (giant robots vs. giant monsters….what is not to like?) and will be his first film since Hellboy II in 2008. He’s ‘presented’ a number of horror films, but his long absence is mostly due to working on The Hobbit for two years before dropping out due to financial concerns over MGM’s ability to make the movies.
My favorite moviegoing experience of all-time is seeing Pan’s Labyrinth at the Arc Light in LA and after the movie (which is one of my favorite movies of all-time), del Toro came out and talked to the audience for an hour. I’m excited to see him back and after Pacific Rim, he’ll return to his horror roots with Crimson Peak. The cast includes Emma Stone, Charlie Hunan, Jessica Chastain, and Benedict Cumberbatch (six time winner for best name in the world). Filming begins in February 2014, which means it will probably release in 2015 with every other movie being made.