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Carlo Giuffre, Star of Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio,' Dies at 89

Carlo Giuffre, Star of Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio,' Dies at 89
Italian actor Carlo Giuffre, star of cinema and theater, has died in Rome after succumbing to a terminal illness, one month shy of his 90th birthday.

Giuffre, born in Naples on Dec. 3, 1928, appeared in more than 90 films throughout his career, becoming a star of both Neapolitan theater as well as Italy’s cult comedies of the 1970s.

He is best known to international audiences for his role as Geppetto in Roberto Benigni’s 2002 film Pinocchio. The pic, which was dubbed for international audiences, was a commercial flop in the U.S. but opened well in its original ...
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HanWay inks slew of deals on Kim Nguyen's 'The Hummingbird Project' (exclusive)

HanWay inks slew of deals on Kim Nguyen's 'The Hummingbird Project' (exclusive)
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek star.

Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project is racking up the international sales for HanWay Films following its premiere as a Special Presentation in Toronto.

Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek star in the film about two men who take a chance in the world of high frequency trading in order to build a fibre-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions.

It has now sold to UK (Vertigo Releasing), Germany and Austria (Concorde Film / Tmg), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Spain (DeAPlaneta), Japan (Hakuhodo Dy MaP), Middle East (Front Row), China (Leomus), Bulgaria,
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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Is One of His Best Films Because It’s His Most Conventional — Opinion

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Is One of His Best Films Because It’s His Most Conventional — Opinion
Guillermo del Toro loves fairy tales. That’s been clear to moviegoers the world over since “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which took the Mexican auteur to new levels of international acclaim, and it’s brought into sharper relief than ever before by “The Shape of Water.” Its narrative, about a mute woman who falls in love with a fish-like creature at a research facility during the height of the Cold War, is both out-there and familiar — a description that applies to del Toro’s work in general.

Like all the best fairy tales, there’s a reservoir of darkness just beneath the surface of his latest; also like them, it’s a strange story told in a straightforward manner. Call it the shape of del Toro.

Read More:‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines

The way he’s perceived in
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Guillermo del Toro regrets not taking over Universal's Dark Universe

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Guillermo del Toro is almost as famous for the films he didn't make, as the ones he did make. For every Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and The Shape Of Water that get made, there's everything from The Hobbit, to Hellboy III, to Frankenstein, to Pinocchio, to countless more that fall to the wayside. And while he always seems amiable and upbeat in interviews and such (which is part of his... Read More...
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Guillermo del Toro: ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Almost Kept Me from Pitching ‘The Shape of Water’ Star Sally Hawkins

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Guillermo del Toro: ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Almost Kept Me from Pitching ‘The Shape of Water’ Star Sally Hawkins
Guillermo del Toro owes two famous friends and 14 tequila shots for his serendipitous introduction to Sally Hawkins, star of his Golden Lion–winning Oscar contender, “The Shape of Water.” On January 12, 2014, he received a call from from fellow Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who instructed him, “‘Dude, come over to the Golden Globes party'”; Cuarón had won the evening’s Best Director statuette for “Gravity.” At Vulture Festival this weekend, del Toro recalled his reply: “I’m not going. I’m watching ‘Antiques Roadshow.'”

Read More: ‘The Shape of Water’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins Gives a Wordless Performance in Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastical Romance — Watch

But they were insistent, and sent a car to retrieve him from his home in Angoura Hills, California. “Because I’m fat, my body mass requires enormous amounts of alcohol,” del Toro explained to the audience at The Hollywood Roosevelt, seated next to his six-time collaborator,
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Is Not Happening

The last word we brought you guys on director Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was when artist Gris Grimly said the film was still on track… But that was 5 years ago. “Pinocchio is indeed kicking and has interest from the studios,” Grimly said at the time. “Although I thought it could be quiet for a […]

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Guillermo del Toro Says His Pinocchio Movie ‘Is Not Happening,’ but His Ideas for It Still Sound Amazing

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Guillermo del Toro Says His Pinocchio Movie ‘Is Not Happening,’ but His Ideas for It Still Sound Amazing
Guillermo del Toro has made one of his best movies in “The Shape of Water,” but he never stops thinking to the future. His list of unrealized projects is, sadly, even longer than his actual filmography, and the celebrated Mexican auteur recently added his take on “Pinocchio” to the former list: “It’s not happening,” he told IGN in an interview.

Read More:‘The Shape of Water’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins Gives a Wordless Performance in Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastical Romance — Watch

“But the idea was to do Pinocchio during the ascension of fascism in Italy, with Mussolini,” he added. “It was a good time to discuss the idea of being a puppet or being a human, but you know, it’s not in progress.” Such a move would have been in keeping with “Pan’s Labyrinth” being set against the backdrop of Spain’s post-World War II era and
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Guillermo Del Toro Discusses Cancelled Pinocchio Film Project

Legendary director Guillermo del Toro is a busy man, always working on a project as a producer, director or writer. His Pinocchio passion project is one of those films that needed a big enough budget to get off the ground, but that movie won't be happening.

In a recent interview with IGN del Toro discussed the upcoming season of Trollhunters on Netflix, and he confirmed that his dark version of the little wooden boy won’t be coming to theaters.

“It’s not happening. But the idea was to do Pinocchio during the ascension of fascism in Italy, with Mussolini. It was a good time to discuss the idea of being a puppet or being a human, but you know, it’s not in progress.”

When previously talking about the movie Del Toro explained what he was looking to do with it:

"In a strange way, two of the stories
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Thor: Ragnarok storms at the box office, first look at M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, new look at Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor and more – Daily News Roundup

Thunderous Box Office Performance

After only a couple of weeks at the box office, Thor: Ragnarok has stormed past $500 million worldwide. Ragnarok has already surpassed the $449.3 million grossed by the original Thor movie in 2011, and will presumably topple Thor: The Dark World’s $644.6 million ahead of the release of Warner Bros.’ rival superhero blockbuster Justice League a week tomorrow. Read more here.

Not All Questions Will Be Answered

Another movie heading into cinemas later this year is Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and with so many questions left open from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that not all of them will be answered. “I think [Rian’s] done an exceptional job of taking these new characters and some of the legacy characters and moving us to this next place,” said Kennedy. “He doesn’t answer all the questions, I will say that up front.
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Daily Podcast: How Many Streaming Services Are Too Many? Guillermo del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Disney, Netflix & Apple

Daily Podcast: How Many Streaming Services Are Too Many? Guillermo del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Disney, Netflix & Apple
On the November 9, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest news, including a Metal Gear Solid movie, Future Man early reviews, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is cancelled, Shawn Levy to direct a movie described as Stand By Me […]

The post Daily Podcast: How Many Streaming Services Are Too Many? Guillermo del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Disney, Netflix & Apple appeared first on /Film.
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Guillermo Del Toro Talks Year-Long Break And His Canned Pinocchio Project

The illustrious Guillermo del Toro is about to slip off the directorial radar.

True to his word, and now that The Shape of Water has made a beeline for theaters, del Toro has announced plans to take a year-long break from directing, during which time he’ll still be involved in a number of active projects – Trollhunters included.

Earlier this week, the prolific filmmaker told Collider that the quick turnaround on Blade II ultimately swayed his decision, after he was left juggling both the sequel’s post-production and The Devil’s Backbone, which was just beginning to claw its way into theaters back in 2001. And you can’t fault del Toro’s reasoning; the movie industry operates at a remarkably brisk clip, and it’s these tight deadlines, coupled with studio red tape, that often lead to all kinds of scheduling headaches on both ends of the production line.

I
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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ is Not Happening

  • Slash Film
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ is Not Happening
Another day, another potential Guillermo del Toro project that we’ll never see. Mr. del Toro is one of the best filmmakers in the business, and he has a tendency to find himself attached to numerous projects, some of which actually get made, others which slip into oblivion. Sadly, it looks like del Toro’s take on Pinocchio falls […]

The post Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ is Not Happening appeared first on /Film.
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Guillermo del Toro Says His Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’ Project Is “Not Happening”

While filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is taking the next year off from directing, when he returns we know one project he won’t be working on. The filmmaker has been developing a stop-motion animated take on Pinocchio for years now, but unfortunately it sounds like the project may have finally bit the dust. Speaking with IGN, del Toro said Pinocchio is essentially dead: “It’s not happening,” del Toro said, adding, “But the idea was to do Pinocchio during the ascension of fascism in Italy, with Mussolini. It was a good time to discuss the idea of being a …
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Why Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Project is Dead

Guillermo Del Toro gets dark when he creates a movie, there’s no other way to say it. Perhaps that’s why I’m intrigued and somehow relieved all at once that his take on Pinocchio will not be coming out any time soon. I hat to say it really but the little wooden puppet has been tortured in so many ways and so many representations that it seems like it might be a good idea to lay him down for a rest as of now. In fact the last time I can remember Pinocchio being shown in anything was during the show

Why Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Project is Dead
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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio Movie Is Dead, What Happened?

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio Movie Is Dead, What Happened?
Director Guillermo del Toro has recently revealed why his Pinocchio project isn't happening anymore. The iconic director's latest movie, The Shape of Water, is riding high off of critical acclaim, but it appears that Pinocchio will not be able to get a shot at the same sort of buzz. Del Toro had been trying to make the movie for over 10 years and as recently as the end of August, the director was still working on it, looking for financing, but it appears that he wasn't able to find the proper funding because people just weren't into seeing his dark take on the character.

Guillermo del Toro recently sat down with IGN to discuss his Trollhunters Netflix series and confirmed that Pinocchio is definitely not happening. When asked about the long-awaited project, del Toro was blunt. The director had this to say.

"It's not happening. But the idea was to do
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Will We See A Guillermo Del Toro Stop Motion “Pinocchio?”

We see many new films that are actually remakes of older ones. It’s possibly just an inner hunger to make everything done in the past look better and sound better altogether. For famous director Guillermo del Toro, it’s about something completely different. His project “Pinocchio” has been in the works for almost 10 years now. The only thing that’s missing is the financing. Surely you’d think that a director of his caliber can easily get the money needed to fund a movie—any movie. But that isn’t just the case, especially if you’re trying to make one of the most beloved

Will We See A Guillermo Del Toro Stop Motion “Pinocchio?”
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Guillermo del Toro still seeking financing for his stop-motion animated Pinocchio movie

Like many of his projects, Guillermo del Toro’s planned stop-motion animated adaptation of Pinocchio seems to have found itself stuck in limbo, with very little in the way of movement.

In January, del Toro announced that he was still working on the film, and had enlisted Emmy winner Patrick McHale to help pen the screenplay. And now in an interview with IndieWire, the filmmaker has revealed that it is ready to go, but he’s having troubled finding the necessary financing.

“I’ve been looking for financing for almost ten years,” said del Toro. “We have the puppets, we have the design. I always or almost always complicate my life. None of the movies I want to do are easy. And they don’t belong to anything anyone wanted to do at that time. No one wanted to do superheroes when I did Hellboy, no one wanted to do
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Guillermo del Toro Says He Needs $35 Million To Make ‘Pinocchio’

As Guillermo del Toro himself will admit, he doesn’t make it easy for studios to greenlight his projects. While his latest movie “The Shape Of Water” is earning rave reviews (here’s ours), it’s still kind of a miracle that somebody gave the director money to make a Cold War set romantic fantasy about the relationship between a merman and mute woman. Not to mention this is coming off his divisive and somewhat pricey gothic potboiler “Crimson Peak.” However, it’s admirable that del Toro dreams big, and there’s one project he has waiting to go, but course, he just needs the money.

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Guillermo del Toro Teases Antifascist ‘Pinocchio,’ First ‘The Shape of Water’ Clip Revealed

Guillermo del Toro Teases Antifascist ‘Pinocchio,’ First ‘The Shape of Water’ Clip Revealed
Guillermo del Toro has a tendency to juggle several passion projects before some of them make it to the theater after an excruciating wait, and others fall by the wayside. (Rip Hellboy 3.) But with his newest film The Shape of Water receiving rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival this week and coming to theaters later this year, […]

The post Guillermo del Toro Teases Antifascist ‘Pinocchio,’ First ‘The Shape of Water’ Clip Revealed appeared first on /Film.
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