Depending who you talk to, MGM either abruptly stopped good-faith negotiations that were closing in on an agreement, or the studio opted to walk away after being offered a “mediocre” deal it could not accept.
I love Guillermo del Toro. He’s a filmmaker who finds beauty in the grotesque; a monster fanatic who crafts gorgeous, strange, wonderful films. And yet…I just can’t get into his Tales of Arcadia series. The animation style doesn’t appeal to me, and the stories have all sounded like they simply weren’t my thing. But if they’re you’re thing, you’re no doubt excited for Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, the final entry in the series.Pillow Case
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Good morning, class. I have a very special announcement. James Cameron, the filmmaker behind some of the biggest hits of all time, is your new teacher! So you better sit up straight and look like you’re interested in all those Avatar sequels. Cameron is the latest big-name director to teach an online MasterClass, following in the footsteps of directors such as Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and David Lynch, and his class is available right now. The class features 15 video lessons and clocks in a little over three hours, and promises to give students rare insight into Cameron’s process.
If you’re curious about why Raimi’s version of Spider-Man 4 never happened, we wrote a whole article looking back at what went wrong, and it has some quotes from Raimi explaining why he walked away from the project.
The film was directed by Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Andrew L. Schmidt, with a script from Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman.
We also didn’t have our ending, so that was a key thing. We had a big ending with a kraken, Alberto turning into a kraken magically and Luca was going to protect him and defend him. And we realized that we want to tell a smaller kid-like movie world here, so the monster movie ending – which was very much about the two factions, very much about two worlds against each other – that might work with the Romeo and Juliet version of the story, but it didn’t really work for the one that we more and more fell in love with. A kid’s world and stakes and goals, with this kind of slightly strange and silly idea: “We’re gonna ride into the sunset with a Vespa!” So those were some of the changes. Andrea, I don’t know if there are any others that come to your mind.