After starring in the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama earlier this year, Jessica Chastain will reunite with the director for his new haunting picture, Crimson Peak. The project has been steadily adding stellar talent to the cast, including Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and most recently Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). The twice Oscar-nominated Chastain adds further star power and gravitas to a picture that del Toro calls a “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Del Toro spoke more about the picture and more in a recent interview with Steve at WonderCon. Hit the jump for more on Crimson Peak and Chastain’s casting announcement.
At last weekend’s WonderCon, I was able to land an exclusive video interview with Guillermo Del Toro. As you may have noticed, all week we’ve posted parts of the interview (Pacific Rim 2 news, Justice League Dark news, his thoughts on a Pacific Rim vs. Godzilla movie) but it’s now time to offer the entire conversation.
During our extended conversation, we talked about the fans’ positive reaction to the Pacific Rim footage, what the test screenings have been like, how he directs every single detail you see on the screen, his preference for visual sense of depth over 3D gimmicks, the Pac Rim comic book with cover art by Alex Ross, the status of his FX series The Strain, all of his upcoming projects, and so much more. If you’re a del Toro fan, I promise you will love this interview. Hit the jump to watch.
The cast for director Guillermo del Toro’s next film, the haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, just keeps getting better. Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) are already set to lead the pic, and now none other than Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to join the cast. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but the immensely talented del Toro previously described the project as “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Hit the jump for more.
Even though Pacific Rim will be Guillermo del Toro‘s first film in five years, he has attached himself to numerous projects both for movies and television. Just to name a few that are still in development hell, he’s attached to The Haunted Mansion, The Incredible Hulk TV series, and Pinocchio. And even though Pacific Rim has yet to hit theaters, del Toro and co-writer Travis Beacham are already set to write the sequel for Legendary Pictures. Del Toro is also in pre-production on adapting his vampire novel trilogy The Strain for television, and is looking ahead to the haunted house feature, Crimson Peak starring Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam.
Speaking with Steve and WonderCon, del Toro talked about the status of Pacific Rim 2, The Strain, Crimson Peak, how financing tends to determine his next project, writing the script to his indie feature Saturn and the End of Days, what happened to his animated adaptation of Pinocchio, and more. Also, be sure to check out what del Toro had to say about Justice League Dark.
Charlie Hunnam and director Guillermo del Toro must have had a great time working on Pacific Rim, because the two are already plotting another project together. Variety reports that Hunnam is in negotiations to star in del Toro’s next directorial project, a gothic romance haunted house movie called Crimson Peak. Just a few days ago we learned that Emma Stone had entered negotiations to star, so should his deal go through Hunnam would be starring opposite the Amazing Spider-Man actress.
Plot details on Crimson Peak are understandably being kept under wraps, but del Toro previously described the project as “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Count us whole-heartedly in. Production begins in February 2014 after del Toro wraps the pilot for the FX series The Strain.
We recently reported that Guillermo del Toro’s next directorial effort would be the haunted house picture, Crimson Peak. Now, it looks as if the crimson-haired beauty Emma Stone may take on the leading role in the Legendary production. Details on the project are slim, but del Toro did speak a bit about Crimson Peak in a recent video interview for his executive produced horror feature, Mama. Variety reports that the deal is not yet official, but Stone is expected to star. Stone, who appeared most recently in Gangster Squad, can next be heard in the animated DreamWorks picture, The Croods. Stone is also expected to start filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony later this year.
Guillermo del Toro may be the busiest man in Hollywood, but when he attaches his name to a project, you can bet safe money that it’s a worthwhile venture. The latest example of this fact is the fantastic horror film Mama, executive produced by del Toro and based on a short film by Andres Muschietti. The picture centers on two young sisters who are discovered alive and well in the woods after disappearing five years earlier. When their uncle and his girlfriend bring the girls home to raise, they discover that something else has traveled home with them. For more on the film, watch these four clips.
In a recent video interview, del Toro spoke about getting involved with the short film (which he calls, “Scary as fuck.”) in order to turn it into a feature. He also talked about his favorite movie monsters, his preference of digital or practical effects and even gave an update on his next directorial effort, the haunted house story Crimson Peak. Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse, opens January 18th. Hit the jump to watch our video interview with del Toro.
The release of Guillermo del Toro’s first directorial feature since 2008’s Hellboy II is still nearly 8 months away, but he’s already making a commitment for his post-Pacific Rim feature. During a recent phone interview, del Toro told Steve that he had discussed a Pacific Rim sequel with the folks at Legendary but he was adamant about not making that follow-up his next film, noting that he wants to do something “in a different genre that’s not so big.” That genre, it appears, is haunted house films, as del Toro is set to make the ghost story Crimson Peak his next movie. Hit the jump for much more.
In the craziest news since Disney bought Star Wars, there’s a rumor on a new project being conceived by director Guillermo del Toro, one that will bring together some of DC Comics most supernatural heroes. Titled Heaven Sent, del Toro is reportedly bringing together a slew of magical DC characters, including Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine Hellblazer and Etrigan the Demon. Details are non-existent beyond this being an interest of del Toro’s at the moment, but at least it’s something for fans to look forward to. Hit the jump to see what other characters might appear in Heaven Sent, along with reactions to del Toro’s Pacific Rim and the chances for a sequel.