Guillermo del Toro is finally finishing up his much-anticipated Pacific Rim flick with the release date more than half-a-year away. In the wake of what will no doubt be a very successful project (and despite dream casting putting him at the helm of a new Star Wars film), it looks like he’s already decided on what he wants to do next – a ghost story called Crimson Peak.
He has several commitments still in play, such as work on a stop-motion animated Pinocchio film and his directing work on the pilot for The Strain, but after that it will be on to Crimson Peak. What’s this new project about? Well, in del Toro’s own (rather limited) words:
[CrimsonPeak] is 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.
After Crimson Peak, del Toro’s plate is still filled. He already wants to do a sequel to Pacific Rim and he’s still eager to get the adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness approved by the money-grubbers at Universal. Yes, del Toro is a busy boy and fans will get to see a lot of his work in the next few years.
Thanks to Collider for the heads-up.