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Emma Stone & Charlie Hunnam To Join Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’?

Posted at January 21, 2013 by 0 Comment

Looks like the Guillermo Del Toro movie train is chugging along. We know we’ve been somewhat scorned by the numerous movie/TV projects the auteur wants to get off the ground and into production, and maybe he’s a little too open about announcing things, but it’s always an exciting endeavour. Nonetheless, the director has decided to possibly reteam with his Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam and new girl Emma Stone for Crimson Peak.

‘It’s funny how Guillermo describes the project as a big-size horror film, like its just something casual as he did with monsters versus robots in this summer’s (hopefully) blockbuster Pacific Rim. He says the film is “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story.” The film will be written by Matthew Robbins.

Del Toro hasn’t released anything official about the plot, but the very open director has said this:

I’ve always tried to make big sized horror movies like the ones I grew up watching. Films like ‘The Omen’, ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The Shining’, the latter of which is another Mount Everest of the haunted house movie. I loved the way that Kubrick had such control over the big sets he used, and how much big production value there was. I think people are getting used to horror subjects done as found footage or B-value budgets. I wanted this to feel like a throwback.”

We can all start o build up some sort of expectations along the lines of Pan’s Labyrinth, etc. but you know you should just wait and see. And that’s what we’ll do. Check back with us for more in the coming weeks.

Source: First Showing, THR

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