Guillermo Del Toro to Direct Big-Budget Haunted House Film ‘Crimson Peak’

Guillermo del Toro has officially announced that Crimson Peak will be his next feature film. There hasn’t been a whole lot of details revealed about the film other than that he plans to shoot it in early 2014, which should be enough time for him to finish up on his other projects.

From what he has said regarding Crimson Peak it seems like he’s looking to make a big-budget haunted house flick that will be a classical — while at the same time — modern take on the genre. At this point I’ll watch anything that Del Toro does. Not only is his vision is unmatched but he has such a great passion for his work that you know you’re getting a project that he put every ounce of his energy and care into. Here is what he had to say about the flick.

[it’s] 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.

And this is the closest he got to describing what the film might be like in saying that it 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.

He doesn’t need to say any more. I’m sold. What do you guys think?


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6 thoughts on “Guillermo Del Toro to Direct Big-Budget Haunted House Film ‘Crimson Peak’

  1. I’m excited he’s doing a haunted house movie, but I do wish this was his take on Disney’s Haunted Mansion. A lot of the early buzz had him developing some cool concepts, and it would have been the first del Toro movie I could show my son. Still, I’ll never say no to a good haunted house movie.

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