Legendary Pictures has booked the Pinewood Toronto Studios for filming Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror film Crimson Peak. Filming is to begin in February of 2014, after del Toro has wrapped production on the pilot episode of his FX show The Strain. Confusion circled about the film’s title after it was revealed the studio time was booked under the name Haunted Peak, but Legendary assures everyone the film’s title has not changed, the title is only the one being used for the studio booking.
Crimson Peak is described as a gothic, haunted-house picture that tells the story of a young novelist who discovers her husband is not who he claims to be. The film will star Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowsa and has currently been given an April 2015 release date. Not much has been revealed about the film’s plot, although rumors about a “supernatural blood debt” have been swirling around the horror community in relation to a possible premise.
While it has already been revoked, news of the title change did not sit well with many genre fans that are looking forward to the film. A title such as Haunted Peak feels a little to straight forward for a film that is trying to build a mystery as a part of it’s story. Thankfully the panic over the change was for naught and everything is moving forward toward what will most likely be a highly anticipated release. For more on Guillermo Del Toro, Crimson Peak and Legendary Pictures, return to DiaboliqueMagazine.com!