Time to Open Up Director 'Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities'
by Ethan Anderton
October 4, 2013
Following yesterday's reveal of the Guillermo del Toro created opening to "The Simpsons" Halloween special, the director has another treat for fans coming to book shelves. Fans have always wanted a peek inside del Toro's notebook containing writing and countless sketches from inside his mind that usually end up being brought to the big screen. Now Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities is on the way, and it's basically an annotated version of several of del Toro's notebooks, and it features additional notes and pictures to go along with material from the notebooks. And there's a sneak peek with a trailer below.
Here's the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities, first found via Collider:
Here's the official synopsis: Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro.
The book also contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others. The regular hardcover book is just $36 at the time of this writing, but there's also a limited edition actual cabinet that costs a whopping $633.82, which comes designed in a partitioned, two-drawer replica of a cabinet and featuring never-before-released artwork and a trio of custom components drawn from his films. Cool?