Guillermo del Toro's Next Movie 'Crimson Peak' Will Arrive April 2015
There isn't any major breaking news here, but we do have something exciting to report. Hidden in the latest shooting update posted on THR (via SlashFilm) is mention that Guillermo del Toro's new gothic horror project Crimson Peak will be aiming for release in April 2015, or Spring of 2015. The Legendary Pictures produced project will be shooting for four months starting February 2014 next year, mostly at the Pinewood Studios location in Toronto. That should give them enough time to shoot and head into post-production to make the Spring 2015 release, meaning the next Guillermo del Toro-directed movie is just 20 months away.
For those still unsure what this "gothic horror story" Crimson Peak (working title Haunted Peak) is about, here's a better description from Guillermo del Toro himself as first posted via SlashFilm from an interview:
Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie [than Pacific Rim], 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… The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place. Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War [The Devil's Backbone]. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England.
The story in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak follows a young author named Edith Cushing, to be played by Mia Wasikowska, who discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. The rest of the cast so far includes Charlie Hunnam (from Pacific Rim), Tom Hiddleston (from Thor: The Dark World), Jessica Chastain (from Zero Dark Thirty) & Burn Gorman (Gottlieb in Pacific Rim). Talking about the script, Hiddleston explains that it's "bone chillingly terrifying. When I was reading it for the first time I had to get up and walk around the room, then sit down again because I was so scared. But it's also so sophisticated." Filming begins early next year, we'll be keeping a close eye on things until then. Stay tuned.