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Guillermo del Toro was meant to be taking a break after The Form of Water, however he’s already obtained one other main challenge on his palms. Fox Searchlight is launching a brand new film label with del Toro on the helm, specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

In keeping with the Hollywood Reporter, the deal will see del Toro “write, produce and direct live-action characteristic initiatives.” This contains motion pictures from different filmmakers, with del Toro because the curator. Since he already has a historical past of mentoring up-and-coming filmmakers like The Orphanage‘s J.A. Bayona, this looks like an excellent association. It’s additionally thrilling information for sci-fi/fantasy cinema normally as a result of these genres are dominated by big-budget franchise merchandise.

With del Toro able of energy, we’re prone to see extra offbeat, mid-budget motion pictures get made. (Bear in mind, he made The Form of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth for round $20 million, which is virtually pocket change by blockbuster requirements.)

The primary film below Fox Searchlight’s new label is known as Antlers, a supernatural thriller about “an elementary college instructor who takes in a troubled scholar who harbors a mysterious household secret.” It is going to be directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass). Del Toro hasn’t introduced his subsequent directing challenge, however since he already mentioned he’s taking a yr’s sabbatical, you might have to attend some time.

H/T the Hollywood Reporter

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