Guillermo del Toro talks ghost story Crimson Peak

Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro talks “ghost story and gothic romance” in Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro is also working on a script for Pacific Rim 2

Guillermo del Toro has given some updates on his haunted house movie Crimson Peak while promoting Pacific Rim.

Talking to Total Film, the Hellboy director revealed that:

“It’s the turn of the century. So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance.

“It’s very much… the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch.

“It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?”

Pacific Rim is released on 12 July 2013. You can buy the Guillermo del Toro Collection on DVD for £17.00 on Amazon.co.uk