Details emerge on Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro image Hellboy 2Although Guillermo Del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim hasn’t hit theaters yet, he is already hard at work on his next project, the haunted house horror movie Crimson Peak. Del Toro spoke with and revealed new details on the film.

On what to expect tone wise, Del Toro had this to say:

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.

It sounds like Del Toro’s going for a hard-R rating with perhaps more sexuality than we’re used to seeing from this genre. Del Toro speaks about the hardcore nature of the film:

[the movie] has moments that are very visceral, physical violence.  You’re in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you’re like, “Whoa!”  And it has a lot of kinky moments.  The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg f*ck in The Devil’s Backbone. [laughs] This has a little more kinkiness than that.

Crimson Peak begins production in February 2014 and will be released in April 2015, with a cast including Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jessica Chastain. Pacific Rim is in theaters on July 12th.