Birthing a Film: Guillermo Del Toro’s Real Nightmare

The Weinsteins vs Del Toro for the soul of ‘Mimic’.

Jeff Light
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7 min readApr 12, 2022

InIn 1997, on the strength of only one feature film, Cronos (1993), the Weinsteins hired a young Guillermo Del Toro to come work with Miramax and make a $34M genre film. It was a bold move, but Harvey Weinstein was becoming something of a kingmaker, with…