Fan-favorite filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro may be fighting tooth and nail to ensure that his Pacific Rim 2 (Maelstom) is marshalled into theaters – whether it’s in 2017 or 2018 – but his much-hyped return to the horror genre is enjoying a much smoother sail to release, with today heralding the maiden clip for the director’s spine-chilling feature, Crimson Peak.
It features Jessica Chastian as Lady Lucille Sharpe, in a role that is quite literally worlds away from her part in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. For Crimson Peak, the esteemed actress will play doting sister to Tom Hiddleston’s Thomas Sharpe, though the latter falls for the affections of Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska). And so, when the three are united under the one roof of the titular, creaky old abode, things begin to take a turn for the supernatural, with the trailers released thus far hinting at a potential curse that looms large over Edith.
Tom Hiddleston once described Crimson Peak as “an emotional rollercoaster,” and today’s new slice of footage only drives that point home. There’s an almost omnipresent sense of tension in every scene, and Chastian is simply magnetic as the delightfully cruel Lucille Sharpe. Here’s hoping that that restless, unnerving atmosphere holds up throughout the course of the full feature.
Crimson Peak will make its bow in theaters on October 16, because the Halloween period wasn’t already rife with sleepless nights, right?
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
Source: Yahoo Movies