Exclusive Video: Guillermo del Toro on Making Mimic an 'A-Movie'
Years before Guillermo del Toro made a name for himself with dark box office hits like Blade II, Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, Miramax gave the director a $30 million budget to film the insect horror film Mimic. At the time of its 1997 release, del Toro distanced himself from the studio-manipulated sci-fi flick -- about a killer strain of bugs created by a well-meaning entomologist (Mira Sorvino) -- but on September 27, Lionsgate releases a director's cut Blu-ray of which del Toro finally approves. Ahead, find an exclusive clip from one of the Blu-ray's new features in which the director discusses how he made Mimic an 'A-Movie.'
The Mimic director's cut, available tomorrow, will include seven minutes of restored footage as well as bonus materials created especially for its release including an audio commentary, a video prologue from the director and three featurettes. Find it on Amazon or your favorite digital retailer.