Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch: Exclusive: Crimson Peak 'Shockingly Different' for Del Toro, Guillermo On Kinky Nature of Gothic Tale (SHOCK TILL YOU DROP)
In the midst of the whirlwind Pacific Rim press tour and the prep work he's doing for The Strain, Guillermo del Toro is currently in early pre-production for Crimson Peak for Legendary Pictures. Shooting doesn't begin until February 2014, but a cast is already in place. Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain will star.
"Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven," said Del Toro in a one-on-one interview. "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."
"The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place," he added. "Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War [The Devil's Backbone]. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England."
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