Guillermo del Toro's next film confirmed

New project will follow Pacific Rim

Guillermo del Toro is no slouch - currently contending with one of the busiest slates in Hollywood - and his next feature as director has been confirmed by Deadline.

Crimson Peak
, a “throwback” ghost story will be his next, after he has completed work on Pacific Rim and directed the pilot of TV series The Strain (based on a book he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan).

Like Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak will be produced by Legendary Pictures, and it’s expected to shoot in early 2014.

Del Toro told Deadline that the film will be a “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. 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.”

And he’s planning to honour some monumental titles from the genre, with The Haunting, The Innocents, The Omen, The Exorcist and The Shining mentioned as touchstones.

Pacific Rim
opens in the UK on 12 July 2013, and the viral campaign is in full swing.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Dec 4th 2012, 12:58

      What the hell happened with Justice League Dark or whatever it's called?

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    • SiMan

      Dec 4th 2012, 16:21

      Is it just me, or does that gun really suit him?

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 4th 2012, 16:21

      Guillermo Del Toro just annoys me now, he's always keeping himself busy yet refuses to make Hellboy 3 and bailed on The Hobbit.

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 4th 2012, 17:05

      Apparently he has a big book of movie ideas he wants to get done, I suspect HB 3 will be his last.

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    • alexr

      Dec 4th 2012, 17:09

      @Ali1748 I think I read an interview he did a few years ago where he basically said he will only put his name to projects that he is wholeheartedly committed to bringing to the screen, and will only remove himself from these projects if the final product will be anything less than what he envisioned. With this in mind, perhaps he and Jackson/New Line had the same passion for The Hobbit but envisioned it in contrasting ways, which may have been to the detriment of the final product...Personally, I feel The Hobbit has to be kept visually identical to LotR, if a little lighter in tone - perhaps the trilogy taking on an overall tone similar to FotR...

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