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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Toronto Start For "Crimson Peak"



Director Guillermo del Toro's love affair with Toronto continues as he develops his new 'haunted house' feature "Crimson Peak", targeting a 2014 start.


From Legendary Pictures ("Man Of Steel") "Crimson Peak" will star Emma Stone ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), Charlie Hunnam ("Sons Of Anarchy"), Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain ("The Hurt Locker") and Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness").



"...it's a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story," said del Toro, who co-wrote the screenplay with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon..



"It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules...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'...



"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. 



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