Expect more fantasy projects from del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro has signed a deal with Fox Searchlight to help create a new genre movie label.
The soon to be named label will serve as a home for projects in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. It will include projects produced and curated by del Toro. The first film from the label, Antlers, follows the story of an elementary school teacher taking in a troubled student with a mysterious family secret that has deadly consequences.
Antlers is based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca. The movie will be directed by Scott Cooper, with a script by Nick Antosca & Henry Chaisson. David Goyer, J. Miles Dale, and del Toro will produce, with Kevin Turen executive producing.
This deal with Fox Searchlight will also see the filmmaker write and/or direct live-action feature film projects. “For the longest time, I’ve hoped to find an environment in which I can distribute, nurture and produce new voices in smart, inventive genre films and channel my own,” said del Toro. “In Fox Searchlight, I’ve found a real home for live-action production – a partnership based on hard work, understanding of each other and, above all, faith.”
The Shape of Water, del Toro’s latest movie, received 13 Oscar nominations and took home Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score and Best Production Design. Be sure to read our review of The Shape of Water, which we think is an “enchanting take on Beauty and the Beast.”