Director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror flick, Crimson Peak, has an official teaser trailer with two of the stars, Thor’s Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska, that’s just been released. Wasikowska is probably best known for her role as Alice in Tim Burton’s rendition of Alice in Wonderland.
Crimson Peak’s takes place in Cumbria in rural 19th century England. According to IMDb, the film’s synopsis says after a family tragedy, aspiring author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) finds that her new husband, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be. The crumbling mansion the couple resides in seems it will also be a character on its own.
“In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.”
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunman also stars in Crimson Peak as Dr. Alan McMichael. Hunman, as the Inquisitr previously reported, had originally been cast as in the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey but ultimately dropped out.
No stranger to creepy flicks, Crimson Peak’s Jessica Chastain, who plays the role of Lady Lucille Sharpe, starred in Mama in 2013. In Mama, Chastain helps her husband raise his nieces who were found in the woods by themselves after being left there five years ago.
For Slate, Sharan Shetty writes about the new film.
“It may not be the ‘ultimate masterpiece’ the trailer promise, but [Crimson] Peak does have all the hallmarks of old-school del Toro: perverse, adult-oriented fantasy, a set teeming with Gothic imagery, and lots and lots of blood.”
Del Toro is said to be returning to his roots with Crimson Peak. In an interview with Shock Till You Drop, Del Toro explained how Crimson Peak will be different from movies he’s done recently.
“Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. 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.”
Interesting to note, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Stone were originally cast for the roles of Sir Thomas Sharpe and Edith Cushing, respectively, but dropped out, leaving Hiddleston and Wasikowska to take over the roles.
Crimson Peak is rated R and is set to release in U.S. this year on October 15, according to IMDb. Just in time for Halloween.
Are you a horror movie fan? Will you be going to see Crimson Peak? Do the actors starring in the film give you more incentive to see Crimson Peak?
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