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Guillermo Del Toro's Next Directorial Feature Effort Will Be Ghost Story 'Crimson Peak'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 3, 2012 at 4:00PM

While it can sometimes be hard to wade through the dozens of projects Guillermo Del Toro is writing, producing or developing, we'll make it simple: next summer comes "Pacific Rim," after which he's working on the TV adapation of his "The Strain" series and book, and after that, he's now signed up to direct the feature ghost story "Crimson Peak" for his next movie.
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Guillermo Del Toro

While it can sometimes be hard to wade through the dozens of projects Guillermo Del Toro is writing, producing or developing, we'll make it simple: next summer comes "Pacific Rim," after which he's working on the TV adapation of his "The Strain" series and book, and after that, he's now signed up to direct the feature ghost story "Crimson Peak" for his next movie.

Latino Review first had wind of this project a month ago, but Deadline took it over the finish line revealing that Legendary Pictures will back the movie that Del Toro explains has been developing for a while. "It was the first one I wrote after 'Pan’s Labyrinth,' and I sold it to Donna Langley at Universal,” he said. “She loved it, I was going to direct it, and then 'Hellboy II' happened, and then I was off to New Zealand for 'The Hobbit.' Donna suggested I move aside and produce it. It went out to directors, but I didn’t quite like anyone for it. Finally I went through the experience of 'Pacific Rim' with Warner Bros. and Legendary, and it was the best experience I have ever had making a a movie, period. I had a really good working relationship with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, and they asked what I wanted to do next." And so, here we are.

What is about? Well, story details seem to be under wraps, but it's said to be in the vein of Robert Wise's "The Haunting," Jack Clayton's "The Innocents" and Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and basically he wants it to be "a throwback" to the great haunted house movie, which sounds pretty damn awesome to us.

As for "At The Mountains Of Madness," it's still in the works, and apparently Legendary likes it, but the right pieces aren't yet in play for that one. But Del Toro going back to "The Devil's Backbone"-ish horror is pretty exciting, so we don't mind waiting.

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