Guillermo Del Toro Talks ‘Crimson Peak’

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After a long wait between different projects, Guillermo Del Toro’s latest directorial effort, Pacific Rim is set to debut next Friday. Buzz has begun building not just for the new monster movie, but for Del Toro’s next project. He announced that his next film will return him to his roots, with a haunted house film entitled Crimson Peak.  Back in April, we reported that Charlie Hunnam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jessica Chastain had signed on for major roles in Crimson Peak. Emma Stone had initially signed on, but was forced to drop out. It’s rumored that Mia Wasikowska is in the running to replace her.

Del Toro says that his new horror film will be very different from Pacific Rim and will be much closer to some of his Spanish-language horror films.

Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult.  Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.”

Crimson Peak

Del Toro on set of “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Del Toro has described Crimson Peak as an old-fashioned Gothic romance, but don’t let that fool you. According to him, there’s going to be a good deal and “kinky” sex to offset the romance for some nice contrast.

“[Crimson Peak] has moments that are very visceral, physical violence. You’re in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you’re like, “Whoa!”  And it has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg f**k in The Devil’s Backbone. [laughs] This has a little more kinkiness than that.”

Crimson Peak will be set in Northern England, specifically a region called Cumbria that borders Scotland. Del Toro and his crew have already been scouting for locations that would be perfect for a haunted house. They aim to begin shooting during summer of 2014 for a 2015 release date.

What do you think about what Guillermo has told us about Crimson Peak? Are you more excited to see it now that he’s given us more of a tease? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?

Source: Screen Rant

 

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