New Comic-Con Set of Character Posters for del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'
by Alex Billington
July 6, 2015
Beware. Warner Bros has debuted a set of new character posters for Comic-Con to preview Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror-thriller Crimson Peak - catch the latest trailer here. The director and the film will show up at Comic-Con on Saturday morning during Warner Bros' big Hall H panel, along with likely other appearances throughout the Con. There are four posters, one for each of the main cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. This is already one of our most anticipated films coming up this fall, but I'm still excited to see what they bring to Comic-Con this week. Take a peek.
Here's the new character posters - click each one for original source. Headed to Comic-Con this Saturday.
We'll also toss in this extra photo debuted by Entertainment Weekly, which looks fantastic full-size:
Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Devil's Backbone) from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Mimic) and Lucina Coxon (Wild Target). In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston star in the film which Universal and Legendary will release this fall starting on October 16th.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Not my cup of tea, the horror genre. The only really great horror film was Kubrick's The Shining in my book and this ain't gonna be that! Plus, I just can't watch this Hunnam guy. He comes across so totally lacking authenticity and any acting skills that it's impossible for me to take him seriously. He's a poser.
Bo on Jul 6, 2015
I'm a huge fan of the horror genre, but the casting of Hunnam in this is a bit worrisome. And I'm sure the fanboys will hang me for saying so, but I can't take Hiddelston either. That said, I'm sure I'll give the film a shot. Hopefully it's a return to form for del Toro.
cuckoozey on Jul 6, 2015
I hear ya!
Bo on Jul 7, 2015
The Exorcist, buddy or Rosemary's Baby (which inspired Kubrick to adapt The Shining)
Terry Craig on Jul 6, 2015
The Exorcist...okay. And yea, for sure Rosemary's Baby; especially Rosemary's Baby. I stand corrected. Thank you, sir! Still...The Shining, for me, is the man. But Rosemary's Baby...great, great film! Thanks again. I have always dug Kubrick's films; almost worked with him on Full Metal Jacket. Have read numerous books about him, but never came across that he was inspired by the Polanski film to adapt The Shining. Where did you come across the bit of info?
Bo on Jul 7, 2015
The Thing, not the latest remake, also pretty awesome
Brandon Smith on Jul 7, 2015
It was alright, but not my cup of tea. Like I said, The Shining and Rosemary's Baby, for me, are at the top in this genre we've been discussing. Glad you liked The Thing though.
Bo on Jul 8, 2015
Don't know if that's where I read it first, but I found this quote on Criterion Collection's website: "According to Kubrick's biographer; John Baxter, Kubrick decided to make The Shining after he had seen Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, because he didn't like the idea of someone making such good horror films without having been allowed to make one himself to prove that he could do it just as well, if not better." He also screened Lynch's Eraserhead, along with the other two, for cast&crew of The Shining -- Eraserhead being another great horror film. How did you get to almost work with him on FMJ? I'm intrigued.
Terry Craig on Jul 7, 2015
Um, interesting. Sounds like Kubrick. I was a Drill Sgt. in the Army after being drafted and spent my two years, '67 and '68, training troops...then got the hell out. I worked with Coppola on Apocalypse Now as a tech advisor; trained all the extras on that film to look and act like soldiers. Quite an experience and yes I was in the Phillippines for over six months. Pure insanity!...lol... I communicated with Kubrick back and forth several times in 1984 via letters when he was putting together Full Metal Jacket. That was interesting, to say the least. However, he kept putting it off and delaying it until finally I also realized his film was about Marines and I was Army. Big difference. Especially for someone like Kubrick, as well as myself, as these things need to be very specific. Besides, he got a pretty good tech advisor in the guy who ended up being in the right place at the right time and played the D.I. in the first half of his film. That's a good story too, as there was an actor cast to play the D.I. He broke his leg, Lee Ermey was there, Kubrick has already been changing the script to include Ermey's knowledge and cast him on the spot. Good stuff. A little over the top, but such is Kubrick in his satire. It was also very intense and very, very funny! Later. Thanks for the Kubrick story.
Bo on Jul 8, 2015
That is fascinating; Thanks for relating your story!
Terry Craig on Jul 12, 2015
You're welcome. Good discussion a la Kubrick. Thanks.
Bo on Jul 12, 2015
what a timid little snob you are.
radioactive badger on Jul 13, 2015
lol....really...timid? And a snob? Again, lol...to the max! Thank the gods there are secure and intelligent people on this site like Terry Craig below as we enjoyed a enjoyable grown up conversation about the subject. Impossible to interact to your hostile, insecure and not very intelligent post. My views and opinions seem to have intimidated you. Sorry, bub. But thanks for the laugh. Really...lol.......Take care...and peace!
Bo on Jul 14, 2015
I will WILL this movie's greatness into existence! WILL IT I WILL!
DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2015
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