Last night at Comic-Con, right after the doors opened, I attended a very cool presentation at the Legendary booth. Not only did I see a demo of the Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot Oculus Rift game (I now understand why everyone is raving about Oculus Rift), I got to check out a very cool Crimson Peak set-up which included a personal tour with writer/director Guillermo del Toro. As you can see in the video, del Toro explains more of the story for his next film, why he selected which props and costumes are on display, and how he personally designed everything you’ll see inside the booth which they’re calling a “Gothic Gallery.” Designed to look like a set from the movie, the booth is definitely worth checking out, and I love the way it’s all-encompassing with great sound design by Randy Thom.
In addition to the video, you can also check out the Crimson Peak logo which is the family crest. Crimson Peak stars Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam and will be released by Legendary and Universal in October, 2015. For more on the film, here’s 35 things to know about the film from my set visit and a great on set interview with del Toro.
THE CRIMSON PEAK GOTHIC GALLERY
A physical experience handcrafted by Guillermo del Toro himself, fans will get a glimpse behind the curtain of Crimson Peak and an early tease of the ultimate haunted house. Designed in the look of one of the sets of the movie, the Gothic Gallery is a living breathing gallery of curiosities that includes props, costumes, and an atmospheric soundscape designed by Academy Award® Winner Randy Thom. As people walk through, they will get the message loud and clear – BEWARE CRIMSON PEAK!
Opening October 16, 2015, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam.
Guillermo del Toro Tour Time Index:
- del toro talks about the exhibit at comic-con.
- :50 – How the props on display can help you put together the story of the film.
- 1:10 – The craftsmanship of the costumes.
- 2:10 – How if you stay long enough in the booth you might see a ghost.
- 2:25 – How would he categorize the movie?
- 2:55 – How the movie is divided into two episodes: America and England.
- 3:20 – How long did it take him to put together the Comic-Con display?
- 3:50 – How del Toro designed the visuals and display cases that you see.
- 4:10 – How the props you see are from the movie.
- 4:35 – How the order of the props are in the order of the movie.
- 5:10 – What are the inspirations for the story?