BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
"Normal" is not typically a word associated with the works of Guillermo del Toro, and it seems that trend will continue with his his upcoming haunted house thriller Crimson Peak. How do we know this? Because del Toro really even refuses to call it a "haunted house movie," instead seeing it as something much, much more.
You don’t look like you’ve been properly creeped out in a while, dear readers. Let’s change that, shall we?
The King of Horror has opened up on one of the most anticipated films of the year, and his high praise has only given us more to look forward to.
The trailer for the upcoming horror thriller from director, Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak has made its haunting, mind-blowing debut. From what we see, it's riddled with fantastic, horrifically creepy imagery put through the lens of a Victorian, steampunkish aesthetic style. This film certainly appears to have Del Toro back at his visually vicious best.
“Strange little movie,” eh? That could mean anything coming from del Toro, who has brought us monsters and robots, ghosts and goblins, and very nearly Hobbits as well.
Based on a script written by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon, the film follows a young author (Mia Wasikowska) who gets married to a man (Charlie Hunnam) who turns out not to be who he appears to be. While it's unclear how they will fit into the plot, Hiddleston will be paired with Jessica Chastain in the story and the two of them will play a pair of aristocratic siblings.
There are few details available about the plot of the film, but it's been described as a gothic haunted house story about a young author (Wasikowska) who discovers that her husband is not who he seems to be. Cumberbatch and Chastain were going to play a pair of aristocratic siblings, though now it seems as though the Academy Award-nominated actress will have to find a new brother.
For those of you who were excited by the idea of seeing Emma Stone in a Guillermo del Toro movie, I have some bad news. While it seemed like the deal was all cinched up back in January, it turns out that the Easy A actress won't be able to star in the new haunted house horror Crimson Peak.
Though a haunted house thriller feels like a far cry from Chastain's Juilliard training and Zero Dark Thirty role, she's already worked with del Toro once in a spooky story, starring in this year's surprise horror hit Mama, which del Toro executive produced. Because it came out in the doldrums of January Mama didn't get a ton of attention, but it's currently the fourth-highest grossing film of the year, with a solid $127 million worldwide take on a $15 million budget
Del Toro’s films usually come with a bit of secrecy attached, so it’s really no surprise that Cumberbatch’s place within the film has not yet been revealed. He’ll be joining a cast that already includes Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone.
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim isn't going to be in theaters until July, but already we're getting excited for the filmmaker's next big project. Back in December it was announced that the director's next gig would be the new haunted house flick Crimson Peak, and while it's been said that the movie will work to break conventions of the genre while playing with both classic and modern elements...
Charlie Hunnam is likely going to become a huge movie star once Guillermo Del Toro’s giant-freaking-monsters-versus-giant-freaking-robots blockbuster Pacific Rim hits theaters in July. Then again, Taylor Kitsch probably felt the same way right around this point last year with John Carter on the horizon. But this is a clear sign that Hunnam’s solid in the new blockbuster because Del Toro appears ready to lock his star up for his next film, as well.
Emma Stone has done superhero movies, she's done broad comedies and she's done Oscar nominated dramas, and soon she may add a ghost story to her growing film resume. The young actress, who was just in theaters last week palling around with Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad, is now in talks to play the lead in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.
Guillermo del Toro has a number of projects at various stages of development, but now he has apparently nailed down which one he wants to direct once he has completed work on the upcoming monster vs. robot epic Pacific Rim. Moving away from sci-fi and back to horror, it has been revealed that the Mexican filmmaker has named the ghost story Crimson Peak as his next effort.