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The actress is said to be “in negotiations” for the film’s female lead, which del Toro will direct from a script he originally co-wrote with Matthew Robbins, who del Toro co-wrote his Hollywood debut “Mimic” with back in the day, and who most recently penned the Del Toro-produced “Afraid of the Dark”.
Del Toro is now at work on a new draft of the script with Lucinda Coxon (“Wild Target”).
Plot details are unknown at this point, but “Crimson Peak” is being described as a haunted house movie, so you can expect creepy houses and strange noises in the night and Emma Stone walking around dark corridors exploring said strange noises. Preferably in skimpy nightwear.
Del Toro is expected to start shooting the film as early as next February for Legendary Pictures. Of course, del Toro being del Toro, the guy tends to get himself attached to lots of movies, and he can’t possibly direct them all, so who knows what will happen with “Crimson Peak” by the time 2014 rolls around.
Via : Variety