Guillermo Del Toro Will Direct Noir Remake NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Guillermo Del Toro, who’s right in the middle of a victory lap on his horror romance The Shape of Water, has decided to tackle a noir remake, 1947’s Nightmare Alley, for his next project.

Aside from this remake, Variety also reports that Del Toro is also going to produce Scott Cooper’s next project, Antlers, a supernatural thriller. But, more importantly, Guillermo Del Toro is doing a NOIR FILM. For those unfamiliar with the original Nightmare Alley, here’s a brief synopsis from the same Variety report:

[T]he original movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.

It should be fascinating to see Del Toro tackle a straight noir thriller. He clearly has the DNA to tell such a tale; The Shape of Water flirts with those tropes, and certainly looks the part.

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There’s no news as to a production or release date for Nightmare Alley. Also, Guillermo Del Toro projects have been known to appear and disappear without ever being made. Let’s hope this isn’t another rumor casualty.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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