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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Sean Astin to star in FX vampire drama pilot

Sean Astin to star in FX vampire drama pilot

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Sean Astin has signed on to star in "The Strain," a vampire pilot Guillermo del Toro is directing for FX, executive producer Carlton Cuse said.
Guillermo Del Toro to helm 3D 'Pinocchio'

Guillermo Del Toro to helm 3D 'Pinocchio'

HOLLYWOOD, May 10 (UPI) -- Guillermo Del Toro is to co-direct the 3D stop-motion animated film "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio" with Mark Gustafson, said Hollywood's Jim Henson Co.
Del Toro, Henson Co. work on 'Pinocchio'

Del Toro, Henson Co. work on 'Pinocchio'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Jim Henson Co. says it is working with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro on a 3-D stop-motion animated version of "Pinocchio."
Del Toro focusing on animated projects

Del Toro focusing on animated projects

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Director Guillermo del Toro has named DreamWorks Animation SKG as his home for animated feature film projects, the studio announced Monday.
Del Toro quits as 'Hobbit' director

Del Toro quits as 'Hobbit' director

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Production delays have forced Guillermo del Toro to back out of directing two films in New Zealand based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," officials said.
Director del Toro writing vampire books

Director del Toro writing vampire books

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said he is working on a series of vampire novels with crime writer Chuck Hogan.
Del Toro producing 'Dark' remake

Del Toro producing 'Dark' remake

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is producing and co-writing a remake of the classic 1973 TV horror movie, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark."

Del Toro signs to direct 'The Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is leaving Hollywood for New Zealand to direct "The Hobbit" and its sequel, New Line and MGM announced.
Del Toro in talks to direct 'Hobbit'

Del Toro in talks to direct 'Hobbit'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is reportedly in talks to direct a pair of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit."

Tarzan swinging back to the silver screen

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. studio is teaming up with U.S. producer Jerry Weintraub to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan back to the big screen.

Del Toro to write and direct for Fox TV

HOLLYWOOD, July 28 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, known for such features as "Hellboy" and "Blade II," is crossing over to U.S. TV with a deal at 20th Century Fox.

'Deadman' from comic to film

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Angry Films and director Guillermo del Toro are teaming up in Hollywood to bring DC Comics superhero "Deadman" to the big screen.

Creative team returns for 'Hellboy 2'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- The creative team for "Hellboy" already has signed up to produce the sequel because of the comic book feature film's success since its April 2 release.
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