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Guillermo del Toro to Develop 1950s Crime Solving Drama NUTSHELL STUDIES at HBO | Collider
Read a synopsis for Botz’s novel below:
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell dioramas, on a scale of 1:12, display an astounding level of detail: pencils write, window shades move, whistles blow, and clues to the crimes are revealed to those who study the scenes carefully.
Corinne May Botz’s lush color photographs lure viewers into every crevice of Frances Lee’s models and breathe life into these deadly miniatures, which present the dark side of domestic life, unveiling tales of prostitution, alcoholism, and adultery. The accompanying line drawings, specially prepared for this volume, highlight the noteworthy forensic evidence in each case. Botz’s introductory essay, which draws on archival research and interviews with Lee’s family and police colleagues, presents a captivating portrait of Lee.
Guillermo del Toro Talks Converting PACIFIC RIM to 3D | Collider
When del Toro told Steve in July that he was against making Pacific Rim 3D, he explained that his main issue was that doing the film in stereo would make the giant robots and monsters appear smaller than intended. Speaking with STYD, del Toro said that he and Warner Bros. came to some agreements regarding the conversion, specifically with regards to the scale issues:
“What happened was, in the weeks and months following Comic-Con, what I asked from the studio was to agree to four points that I wanted to do. The more the ILM shots arrived, the more I realized that there were only a few shots that would miniaturize. I asked the studio, number one, that we would not hyper-stereo-lize the thing. That we would not force 3D on the beauty shots. That we would keep the giant dimensions. They agreed.”
In addressing the parts of the film that will be converted to 3D, del Toro ensured that it would be done with the utmost professionalism:
“Number two, they agreed to something very unusual. Normally a conversion takes a few weeks. I asked to start it immediately so we could take the full 40 weeks to do the conversion. As an example, Titanic took about 50 weeks to convert. The final thing that I asked that they agreed to, which was amazing, was that I asked them to give me an extra budget, which is considerable, to actually have ILM composite the shots that are CG native 3D. We’re not giving elements. ILM is giving the composite in 3D from the get-go. That’s a huge, huge element. Now I’m going to be involved in supervising it. What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I’m not running for office. I can do a Romney.”
The business decisions behind post-converting Pacific Rim to 3D make perfect sense, and when news broke of the conversion I noted that the film will still be presented in 2D for fans that want to see del Toro’s pic without the added dimension. Moreover, I was confident that a guy as earnest and passionate as del Toro would not settle for a half-assed 3D conversion. His comments here only solidify that initial assessment, and I’m happy to see that he’ll be intricately involved in the 3D process. That said, I’ll still likely be seeing Pacific Rim in 2D when it opens on July 12th, 2013.
Guillermo Del Toro Talks ‘Pacific Rim’ And ‘Hellboy 3′ | | Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting
so...you're saying there's a chance.And Hellboy 3. The eternal question. “We’re trying! We try and we try and we try. It’s an expensive proposition and it’s not easy!” Yeesh! Given that Del Toro has an insanely full dance card and the uphill battle that Hellboy 3 seems to be, I’d say it’s possible but not likely to happen anytime soon. Maybe after Pacific Rim (if it goes bonkers at the box office and Del Toro can find a spare year to work on it).
from the PLEASE LORD MAKE THIS HAPPEN department...
Guillermo del Toro to Develop HEAVEN SENT, Including DC’s Swamp Thing, Deadman and More? | Collider
In the craziest news since Disney bought Star Wars, there’s a rumor on a new project being conceived by director Guillermo del Toro, one that will bring together some of DC Comics most supernatural heroes. Titled Heaven Sent, del Toro is reportedly bringing together a slew of magical DC characters, including Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine Hellblazer and Etrigan the Demon. Details are non-existent beyond this being an interest of del Toro’s at the moment, but at least it’s something for fans to look forward to. Hit the jump to see what other characters might appear in Heaven Sent, along with reactions to del Toro’s Pacific Rim and the chances for a sequel.
Here’s what Latino Review had to report on Heaven Sent:
Speaking of Guillermo del Toro let’s just say he is working on a movie that has the potential to be the greatest movie ever committed to film. Or bytes. I hear that his next epic, PACIFIC RIM ( a Japanese Porno) is testing so well that Warner Brothers wants to offer him everything they have. Fortunately he passed on the feature version of V and the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but he does want to do his own version of the Avengers, just supernaturally. Called HEAVEN SENT he is combining all the magical beings from DC Comics in one epic adventure. Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Constantine Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, and Sargon as well as Etrigan the Demon will team up to no doubt save us from the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. Now this one is a ways away, but Warner’s lawyers have been working every night trying to clear the rights to all these characters.
The fact that Pacific Rim is testing well is a good sign for a number of reasons. First, it bodes well for a potential sequel to the film if it’s a box office success. Second, it allows del Toro more creative freedom going forward, which he’ll need for Heaven Sent. Third, it will hopefully encourage other filmmakers to broaden their creative ambitions so we can get more craziness like Pacific Rim and Heaven Sent.