You know it’s a really awesome Comic-Con if Guillermo del Toro is here and talking about two movies -- Book of Life (which he produced) and Crimson Peak (which he wrote and directed).
We caught up with the legendary filmmaker for an exclusive video interview where he talked about what we can expect from Crimson Peak, the horror-thriller that stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston.
Del Toro also talked about what a story has to say to him for him to get behind it with his uber-busy schedule. Heck, he just announced he’s got Pacific Rim 2 that’s in pre-production!
The auteur must be beyond moved to add a project to his list, and there was something truly special, del Toro told us, about Crimson Peak.
“The two things that I want from things I get involved in are stories that have great world creation or great humanity or, if possible, both,” del Toro said. “I think that’s why I love Crimson Peak the most -- right now I’m the happiest -- because it combines a world creation, great characters and story.”
Crimson Peak lands in theaters on October 16, 2015 and is a gothic horror story from the master of such tales. It follows what happens to an aspiring author after a family tragedy as she is torn between two loves -- her childhood friend and an outsider with a mysterious past. As she tries to get away from the horrors of her past, she finds herself in a house that breathes, bleeds and remembers.
Check out del Toro’s last film and watch Pacific Rim online.