With Pacific Rim being released to theaters later this year, Guillermo del Toro is moving forward on his next project. He’s already decided on Crimson Peak, a ghost story for Legendary Pictures, and a new report reveals that del Toro is looking to re-team with his Pacific Rim star.
Variety reports that Charlie Hunnam is currently in negotiations to take on the lead role in the film, with Emma Stone still in negotiations for the female lead. There are no story details available right now, but del Toro previously said that he’s aiming for a movie that can sit next to some of the great classic horror films. Here’s what he had to say about his influences:
“To me that is Robert Wise’s The Haunting, which was a big movie, beautifully directed, with the house built magnificently. And the other grand daddy is Jack Clayton’s The Innocents. I’ve always tried to make big-sized horror movies like the ones I grew up watching… Films like The Omen, The Exorcist and The Shining, the latter of which is another Mount Everest of the haunted house movie. I loved the way that Kubrick had such control over the big sets he used, and how much big production value there was. I think people are getting used to horror subjects done as found footage or B-value budgets. I wanted this to feel like a throwback.”