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Guillermo del Toro takes center stage at 2014 San Diego Comic-Con

Guillermo del Toro promoting 'Crimson Peak' at SDCC 2014
Guillermo del Toro promoting 'Crimson Peak' at SDCC 2014
Guillermo del Toro promoting 'Crimson Peak' at SDCC 2014 (Image courtesy of Legendary Pictures)

Horror, fantasy, and sci-fi Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is having a busy 2014, and he'll be promoting all of his various projects at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. On Friday, July 25, the director will be showing off his animated feature 'The Book of Life' at the 20th Century Fox Panel. And on Saturday, del Toro will be showcasing his gothic horror project 'Crimson Peak'.

del Toro will wrap up his Comic-Con experience on Sunday, July 27, when he'll host a panel regarding his new FX horror series 'The Strain' (FX just released a interactive app for the convention to help promote the grisly vampire series).

Legendary Pictures also leaked some footage of 'Crimson Peak' to kick off the convention on July 23, and del Toro gave his thoughts on the project to a group of reporters; “It’s an anti-romance. It’s a romance with ghosts. The ghosts are scary but the humans can be even scarier.”

Del Toro helped design the 'Crimson Peak' hallway exhibit for the convention to highlight the upcoming film starring Jessica Chastain and Tom Middleton.

The director will also be dishing on his upcoming sequel to 'Pacific Rim'. He worked with Industrial Light & Magic on a virtual reality experience to put fans in the pilot seat of a giant Jaegar robot.

He noted that two different projects “Really is a peak into my brain. And one is left brain, the other right brain.” 'The Strain' is currently airing Sundays at 9pm central on FX. 'Pacific Rim 2' is schedule for a 2017 release. 'Crimson Peak' is set for wide release on October 16, 2015.