Earlier this week, we found out that Guillermo Del Toro’s next film after PACIFIC RIM would be CRIMSON PEAK, a haunted house horror film. It was guessed to be a version of HELL HOUSE, an old script Toro wrote, and Toro took to the internet to deny the rumor and give some information about CRIMSON PEAK! Read on:
CP is not Hell House at all. Nothing could be further from that. CP is a spec script Matthew and I wrote right after Pan’s Labyrinth. It stayed mostly under the radar but I have been pushing it quietly. Universal has been very supportive and wanted to do it. It’s set at the turn of the century and it is a Gothic romance with ghosts. When I use the GR term I use it not in the Barbara Cartland model but rather in a Bronte fashion. Dark and stormy and wind-swept.
This is my first foray into horror since Sci-Fi/Horror Mimic. DBB [Devil's Backbone] was more of an essay on ghosts than a ghost story and, except as producer, I have not returned to scary stuff in a long time. Glad you guys are jazzed. So am I!!
They’re aiming for production to begin in 2014, while Del Toro continues to work on PACIFIC RIM, and advising the writing for the sequel that’s already being made. Busy guy.