No, not that crimson peak you perverts. Super busy director Guillermo Del Toro happens to be the Swiss army knife of filmmakers right now, as he has a dozen or so projects boiling underneath him at any given time. With Pacific Rim in post-production though, he’ll be scratching that film off his list.
For his next film though, the man is venturing back into his horror roots, as he prepares to scale the Crimson Peak. And he might just have a certain gangster moll in tow for that experience.
Del Toro currently has the Gangster Squad star in talks for his film, a haunted house horror. Speaking to Slashfilm, Del Toro initially described it as a classic throwback to old school horror:
To me [the classic old haunted house movie] is Robert Wise’s The Haunting, which was a big movie, beautifully directed, with the house built magnificently. And the other grand daddy is Jack Clayton’s The Innocents. 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.