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There are few movie makers in Hollywood who are capable of weaving an unsettling tale quite like Guillermo del Toro.  From his wonderfully creepy film, The Devil’s Backbone, to his adult fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth, to his family thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the writer/director has made a career of inspiring plenty of people across the globe to sleep with one eye open.  His latest offering, Crimson Peak, has just released a couple of new trailers and, oh man, it appears that del Toro has made yet another movie scary enough to call “horror” and mean it. (more…)


There was once a time that Guillermo del Toro was attached to make another film version based on the Disney theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion. I don’t know what del Toro had planned for that movie, or even if he’s still involved in it in some capacity, but I know one thing, and that’s if del Toro had decided to make Haunted Mansion instead of Crimson Peak, he probably wouldn’t have just won praise from Stephen King. An absolute horror icon who can, without any hesitation, be considered an authority on the genre, King’s praise is gold.. Well, he’s seen Crimson Peak, and he’s very excited about it.


It’s not long now until Guillermo del Toro delves back into his world of earth shattering Jaegers and Kaijus battling it out mano-a-mano in the follow-up to the international Box Office smash hit Pacific Rim. However, Toro is currently revisiting familiar territory with his latest Gothic romance Crimson Tide. The film, starring Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), is due out later this year, and we have promotional shots of three of its stars. (more…)


Guillermo del Toro‘s a busy man these days; his new series The Strain has been enjoying a lot of positive feedback on FX, and he’s currently filmming his next big screen effort Crimson Peak. But because fans have long memories, we also want any and all details on stuff that might be developing, no matter how early, about upcoming work, like the sequel to del Toro’s 2013 hit Pacific Rim. Pacific Rim 2 was a surprise announcement last month, because a lot of the discussion about it till then was geared more towards the speculative. But now it’s full steam ahead, and while talking about his current projects, del Toro let slip a bit of detail about what might be coming, and where it might take place, in Pac Rim 2. (more…)

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Next on director Guillermo del Toro’s list of things to do is the upcoming movie, Crimson Peak.  This haunted house-based flick originally saw Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead, but he has since dropped out.  Now, it looks like del Toro has picked up a replacement.  And the winner is… Tom Hiddleston,

Hiddleston’s career has been kicking ass and taking names ever since his fan-praised performance as Loki.  And no doubt there are plenty of people that wouldn’t mind seeing the actor front-and-center once more, particularly with del Toro on the other side of the camera.

In case you don’t know anything about what to expect from Crimson Peak, here’s what del Toro had to say about it:

Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies… The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place. Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War [The Devil’s Backbone]. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England.

Well, I for one am happy to see del Toro getting back to his roots, away from the big FX and big budget films he’s been doing lately.  This will be a chance to see a movie similar to the ones that made me love his work so much.

What do the Nerd Readers think?  Hiddleston = good for horror flick?  Excited to see del Toro going back to character-centric movies?


Thanks to /film for the heads-up.


Guillermo del Toro is gearing up for another flick now that Pacific Rim is on its way to theaters, and he’s now diving right into Crimson Peak, which has been described as a “haunted house thriller”.

Del Toro has added Benedict Cumberbatch to his collection of stars for the upcoming film, putting him in the #1 spot as the leading lady dude.  We all know who he is by now, I’m sure.  He’ll be joining Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam on-screen.

It’s quite the mysterious film, though; there are aren’t many known details about it, other than that the screenplay written by del Toro and Matthew Robins is being re-written with Lucinda Coxon.  Legendary Pictures is producing Crimson Peak, with Universal Pictures hanging out on the sidelines ready to jump in whenever.  Filming is planned to start in February 2014.

Source:, Variety

Del Toro Talks Upcoming Film Projects

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.