Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro has been talking about his next project Crimson Peak, which will star Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone in the lead roles. Guillermo says that he has been developing the story, which will be a gothic romance and a ghost story rolled into on.
del Toro told Total Film, "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. 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."
He added, "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?"
Crimson Peak is currently in the early stages of pre-production and Guillermo del Toro is hoping to begin shooting the film in February next year. Crimson Peak is expected to star Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam in the lead roles and will likely be released late in 2014 or in 2015.