Guillermo Del Toro made his name in horror films but hasn't directed one since "Pan's Labyrinth" in 2006. That will all change when he directs "Crimson Peak," a haunted house thriller, in 2014. Variety reported on Jan. 15 that Del Toro found his leading lady for the movie in Emma Stone.
While the deal is not complete, Stone expects to sign on to the movie shortly.
Del Toro has not been away from horror completely, producing movies such as "The Orphanage," "Don't be Afraid of the Dark" and the upcoming "Mama." While the plot details for "Crimson Peak" remain a mystery, the movie is described as a ghost story, putting it along the same level as "Mama" and Del Toro's own "The Devil's Backbone."
This is one of a number of interesting projects that Guillermo Del Toro is working on. His next directorial effort is the giant monsters vs. robots movie "Pacific Rim," which comes out this summer, and an upcoming DC Comics adaptation of "Justice League: Dark," which deals with the comic book lines magical characters.
The closest Emma Stone has come to a horror movie was with the 2009 horror-comedy "Zombieland."
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.