Guillermo del Toro has been very careful in selecting his follow-up to his Oscar winning The Shape of Water but that movie may now be solidified
Nightmare Alley a remake of a 1947 noir of the same name about dueling in the world. Nightmare Alley artists at a carnival. Del Toro has been attached to the film, which he co-wrote with Kim Morgan, since December 2017. DiCaprio, of course, is even more selective with projects than del Toro, and has not appeared in a movie since winning his first Oscar for The Revenant back in 2015. He is the new Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this summer, and his Interest in del Toro's next project gives it a whole new level of excitement.
And yet, while a del Toro movie noir set at a carnival sounds absolutely delightful, it seems to be missing his favorite things: supernatural beings and creatures. Nightmare Alley may not drive “sci-fi far” away from its source material, the director is likely to tailor things to his liking a little bit. At least, we are assume that. We know literally nothing about the outside of Variety's report that del Toro is hoping to shoot it in the fall. And if that happens, 2020 awards season could be around the corner.
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