Fox Searchlight & Guillermo del Toro create new label for genre movies

Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed a deal with director Guillermo del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER) to bring us new live-action feature films to be written, produced and/or directed by del Toro along with a new, soon to be named, label which will serve as a home for projects in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres, including those produced and curated by del Toro. 

Guillermo del Toro:

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. 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.  After the wonderful experience I had with Fox Searchlight on ‘The Shape of Water,’ I am honored to have the opportunity to continue the relationship. I am more than grateful to Nancy, Steve, David and Matthew for their trust in me and for joining me on this adventure.

David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Co-Heads of Production:

As well as being a brilliant filmmaker, Guillermo is a passionate collaborator, curator and advocate for other artists.  Working with him on this new label, focused on the highest quality projects in the genre space, allows Searchlight to expand our reach to new filmmakers and new audiences around the world

All of the films will be financed, marketed and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures beginning with ANTLERS directed by Scott Cooper from a script written by Nick Antosca & Henry Chaisson, based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca.  

Guillermo Del Toro, David Goyer, and J. Miles Dale will produce, with Kevin Turen serving as executive producer on ANTLERS. You can find the film's synopsis below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of this new deal in the comments below or on social media!

ANTLERS synopsis:

A story about an elementary school teacher who takes in a troubled student that harbors a mysterious family secret with deadly consequences. 

Buy Del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER on Blu-ray HERE.

Extra Tidbit: ANTLERS sounds like my kind of movie.
Source: AITH



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