February 18, 2013
Guillermo del Toro Says CRIMSON PEAK Will Be Set During The Turn Of The Century
TotalFilm was able to get a bit of new information on Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak which will be his next film. Del Toro mentions the locations and timeline of the ghost story horror homage. Currently, Emma Stone (Amazing Spider-Man 1-2) and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) are in talks to the take the lead roles in the film.
"So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance. It’s very much... the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch. It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?"