Among his plethora of projects in recent years, ‘Crimson Peak’ always felt like the movie that Guillermo Del Toro was meant to make. After his brilliant first Spanish-language films, Del Toro moved into some fringe comic book fare with films like ‘Blade II’ and of course ‘Hellboy’ and its follow-up ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army,’ and then brought the world the oversized monster vs. robot action flick, ‘Pacific Rim.’ But this year, Del Toro makes a return to his horror roots, this time delving into the popular tropes of gothic horror of old. Following some promising new images and a beautiful motion poster yesterday, Universal and Del Toro’s frequent collaborator Legendary Pictures have unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming horror film, which boasts an outstanding cast and a sinister locale.
The film centers on the young author, Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska, who marries Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and moves in with him and his sister Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain), despite concerns from her friend Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam). “It’s beautiful, it’s him absolutely in his wheelhouse,” ‘Pacific Rim’ star Hunnam told Details. “It’s a classic Gothic romance set against a backdrop of this very rural house in the middle of nowhere. Everybody did a great job, Jessica [Chastain] absolutely killed it, she’s wonderful in the film. I think it’s one of Guillermo’s best films, if not maybe his best film. I’m actually not really in it that much, it’s really Mia Wasikowska, Jessica, and Tom Hiddleston’s film, and when I’m in it, it’s significant, but I really just did it because I love Guillermo and wanted to work with him again. If it had been anybody else, I probably wouldn’t have taken the role.”
With Del Toro getting to work on ‘Pacific Rim 2’ (as well as possibly a ‘Hellboy III’?), ‘Crimson Peak’ will arrive in theaters October 16, 2015. Check out the new trailer here.