While words cannot describe just how much we’re looking forward to Guillermo del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim, the director is already talking a bit about his other project, Crimson Peak, as well as a sequel to his upcoming Kaiju monster mash!
“It’s the turn of the century. 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,” says Del Toro of Crimson Peak to Total Film. “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?”
Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam will star and production is on track to begin later this year.
As for Pacific Rim 2…
“Travis [Beacham, co-writer] and I have been working on it. We co-wrote the screenplay on this first one, and now we’re hard at work at doing the second one. We want to take however long it takes to really find out the idea and try to bridge something that really makes the mythology roll.”
Look for more as it comes.
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