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Guillermo Del Toro: ‘Crimson Peak’ Will Be ‘Shockingly Different’

Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro revealed that his upcoming horror flick Crimson Peak will be “shockingly different” from the film audiences are about to see.

If you’re hoping the director’s next endeavor will be an over-the-top big-budget extravaganza, then you need to reassess your expectations. According to Del Toro, Crimson Peak is going to be a serious departure from his recent work. The filmmaker described the project as “character-driven.”

Del Toro told the folks at Shock Till You Drop:

It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for ‘Blade’ or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.

Although Guillermo Del Toro recently revealed that he is cooking up a sequel to Pacific Rim with the folks at Warner Bros., the filmmaker said he intends to direct Crimson Peak next. After all, the follow-up may not happen if the flick doesn’t strike a chord with moviegoers on July 12.

Unfortunately for those who have been following the movie closely since it’s announcement, it would appear the project is moving forward without star Emma Stone. According to IGN, the star of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man has been forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

However, it looks as those Legendary Pictures is currently in talks with Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska to take the lead in the horror flick. Should the actress decide to sign on for the project, she will be joined by Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam. Filming is expected to begin early next year.

Are you a fan of Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro? Are you planning to catch Crimson Peak when it arrives in theaters?

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