Guillermo Del Toro On The ‘Sick And Twisted Tale’ Of ‘Crimson Peak’

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Director Guillermo del Toro (L) Poses With Cast Member Charlie Hunnam At The Premiere Of 'Pacific Rim' At Dolby Theatre In Hollywood
IN PHOTO: Director Guillermo del Toro (L) poses with cast member Charlie Hunnam at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California July 9, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 12. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Starring two of Hollywood hunks, Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”) and Charlie Hunnnam (“Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur”), “Crimson Peak” promises a “sick and twisted tale” according to director Guillermo del Toro (“Pans Labyrinth”). The Mexican director offered plenty scares during the CinemaCon panel as he talked about his latest collaboration with the “Sons of Anarchy” star.

“When I was growing up, I loved Gothic romance,” said del Toro in an interview. “It has very sick and twisted elements in it — that’s why I like it. And I wanted an operatic spectacle. I wanted to make the film mostly practical, with no greenscreen.”

Based on the report, the director constructed an actual four-storey mansion for the film’s production as he wanted to make something more tangible. The principal photography of the film started in Toronto at Pinewood Toronto Studios on Feb. 10 and ended on May 14, 2014. Other scenes was filmed in Kingston, Ontario on April 14, 2014.

The new “Crimson Peak” trailer was shown to exhibitors that tells the story of a brother-sister relationship played by Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), who lived in a crumbling mansion in the 19th century England. “Alice in Wonderland” star Mia Wasikowska plays the movie’s heroine Edith Cushing who discovered that her husband is not who he seems to be.

A second collation with del Toro, Hunnam plays the quiet and shy Dr. Alan McMichael who is madly in love with Wasikowska’s characters. The British star starred in del Toro’s summer hit “Pacific Rim” with Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky and Ron Perlman.

“Crimson Peak” was produced by Legendary Pictures and Universal is set to release it at height of the Halloween season on Oct. 16.

Meanwhile, del Toro revealed that the highly anticipated project between him and Hideo Kojima is not going to happen during his recent interview at San Francisco Film Festival. Fans have to note that the director was only speaking about his collaboration with Kojima and not about the game. IGN reports that fans have to after Konami if they want more information about the game.

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