Guillermo del Toro: No PG-13 for “CRIMSON PEAK”
In the course of interviewing genre master Guillermo del Toro (pictured above) about his upcoming robots-vs.-monsters epic PACIFIC RIM, Fango also brought up his forthcoming horror film CRIMSON PEAK, and received reassurance that this haunted-house movie will not be a restrained mood piece.
Though it doesn’t shoot until next February for RIM producers Legendary Pictures, PEAK has already attracted a strong cast, including RIM hero Charlie Hunnam, ZOMBIELAND and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’s Emma Stone, STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS villain Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain from the del Toro-backed hit MAMA. The director, who’s rewriting his and Matthew Robbins’ original PEAK draft with Lucinda Coxon, promises this will be a truly hardcore horror film. “It’s a very traditional Gothic romance,” he tells us, “and at the same time very modern in the sense that it has strong sex and violence. I’ve never done a movie that has anything remotely kinky, but this movie is a little kinky and the violence is very shocking. So you’re traversing through a tranquil Gothic romance, and all of a sudden this terrifying and sexual stuff comes in. It’s very much a haunted-house movie, but I don’t think there’s a ghost of a chance that we’ll get a PG-13 rating.” We can’t wait! Look for our PACIFIC RIM feature in Fango #325, on sale later this month.