Legendary Pictures and Guillermo del Toro presented the Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con the first look of Crimson Peak. Sadly Jessica – or any member of the cast – didn’t attended as was previously announced, but Guillermo already promised he will be back next year with the whole cast.
“It’s a gothic romance,” he said, adding that Legendary allowed him to make it the way he wanted: R-rated, violent, and beautiful.
Del Toro then showed the very first look at the film, still 18 months away from release. The creepy footage showed stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam slinking around an old Victorian mansion.
“Houses as old as this one, become in time, a living thing,” star Tom HIddleston said in voiceover. “It may have timber for bones but windows for eyes, and sitting here all alone, it can go slowly bad. It starts holding on to things. Keeping them alive when they shouldn’t be. Some of them good. Some bad. Some should never be spoken about again.
The footage isn’t anywhere online – since it’s exclusive to Comic-Con, so let’s hope we can get a glimpse of it soon!
We wasn’t expecting but Nolan wanted to see “what all the fuss is about” Comic-Con, and made a surprise appearance today with Matthew McConaughey. They answered some questions and offered a new trailer for upcoming Interstellar.
Being under a secrecy, no one really knows what the film is about. McConaughey kind of explained it:
Cooper is a pilot, an engineer, and a widowed pilot of two children where civilization is just sustaining. There’s food, clean water, but they don’t need any explorers, no new bright ideas. Then something happens and the dream of being a pilot again knocks on his door. The chance becomes “the greatest mission” he’s ever taken on.
Paramount also choose to show extended footage and an additional trailer, roughly six to eight minutes in total, showing shots of Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine in character.
Let’s hope it surfaces soon!
The Film Stage unvailed the first international trailer for upcoming Miss Julie, right after the announcement the film will premiere at TIFF. Check it:
The Toronto International Film Festival is unveiling some of the movies that will be featured during the annual 11-day event in September and Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, it’s among the announced films to be premiered at the festival.
Miss Julie Liv Ullmann, Norway/United Kingdom/Ireland World Premiere – A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal, charged power struggle between a young aristocratic woman and her father’s valet. Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run September 4- 14, 2014.
A few days ago, The Wrap announced that Guillermo Del Toro would be attending the Legendary Pictures panel in SDCC to present the upcoming Crimson Peak. Now, Box Office Insider is reporting Jessica is also attending it:
The country’s largest nerd fest, otherwise known as Comic-Con, starts up this week in San Diego and more companies have announced their lineups for the fest. Legendary Pictures will have Guillermo del Toro and Jessica Chastain in attendance discussing next year’s tentpole release, “Crimson Peak”. In addition, there will be footage on August 29th’s “As Above, So Below” and unsubstantiated rumors of a “Godzilla 2″ announcement.
The Legendary Pictures panel at the 2014 International Comic-Con will take place on Saturday, July 26th from 12:25 – 1:10 p.m. in Hall H.
According to Herald.ie Jessica is no longer working on The Secret Scripture.
Cork-born Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain were initially cast for the film, but both had to pull out due to scheduling difficulties.
Jessica was announced back in November and since then sporadic cast updates has been released, including the upcoming date for start shooting, that will be in September.
Still waiting for more sources to announce (or deny) it. If it’s true, will be sad. There’s a really great cast attached to it.
Shock Till You Drop has an amazing interview with Guillermo Del Toro about Crimson Peak – made back in March – and he shared a lot about the film so far.
The film stars Mia Wasikowska as Edith, a young woman who crosses paths with two siblings from England, Lady Lucille Sharpe and Sir Thomas Sharpe (Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston). Charlie Hunnam’s Dr. Alan McMichael has had his eye on Edith for quite some time, so when Edith heads out of town with Thomas, he’s not too happy about it. However, Dr. McMichael’s broken heart is the least of Edith’s worries because soon after arriving at the Sharpe’s house, she comes to realize something’s not quite right with the place.
Crimson Peak will be released only in October 16, 2015, but we’re excited already about it. You can read some excerpts below, and head over the STYD website for the full interview:
It’s part love story, part ghost story. “The reason I was attracted to this thing is that, when one story ends, the other one flows, you know? Like, you have, I think, a really good love story and when that ebbs, the ghost story kicks in, and then the complete psycho story picks up, you know? So my hope is, I don’t want to do a straight gothic romance. I want to do it hardcore, which is different. But I don’t want to do it exactly the way it has been done. I want to bring different stuff.”
Mother Sharpe is responsible for it all, but will only appear in the film in a portrait hanging in the living room. “This is the guilty party of everything that happens.” Discussing the actual painting, del Toro explained, “The photo of the lady was taken by David Cronenberg’s daughter and that’s what we based the light on.” He added, “This is a very typical pose of a landowner portrait in Victorian portraiture. The cameo on her neck is the cameo that was my grandmother’s, and it’s the cameo that is [in] The Devil’s Backbone on the character of Marisa Paredes, and it’s the cameo that Jessica wears. And the ring on her finger [is] the ring that Thomas gives Mia as an engagement ring when they’re gonna marry.”
What we know about the Crimson Peak ghosts. “I wanted to do it on camera. I didn’t want ghosts that felt translucent. I wanted ghosts that were there. But they’re very, very special and peculiar and nice … There’s basically two or three forms they have and they are there with the actors. The actors turn around and there’s the mother*cker.”