When Guillermo del Toro left New Zealand after two years prepping Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, he was escaping from a box (MGM’s financial issues had frozen the project), but he also didn’t know what he was going to do next. Since then, the director/producer has been making up for lost time, making deals all over town: Disney, where he’s doing Haunted Mansion, and which is releasing his Miramax horror production Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark; DreamWorks Animation; and Fox, where he’s excited about returning to big-budget directing with James Cameron’s Mountains of Madness. Del Toro talks about his productions Julia’s Eyes and Biutiful, which played in Toronto, as well as his other projects, in three flip cam interviews posted below, along with the Julia’s Eyes trailer.
Biutiful director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu heeds and trusts his Cha Cha Cha partners Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, as they navigate the dangerous shoals of Hollywood, which are only getting worse, says Del Toro. (I also talked to Inarritu, here).
Julia’s Eyes trailer: