In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
October 16, 2015
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
- Filming at the Pinewood Toronto Studios, which is also where he shot Pacific Rim.
- Leslie Hope plays "the gossipy mother of Charlie Hunnam’s character."
- Tom Hiddleston (Thor) replaces Benedict Cumberbatch.
- Benedict Cumberbatch was (Star Trek Into Darkness) was going to have a role in the film before dropping out due to unknown reasons.
- Fans may recognize actor Jim Beaver as "Bobby" from the series Supernatural.
- Mia Wasikowska (Stoker) is in talks to replace Emma Stone (Zombieland).
- Guillermo del Toro spoke briefly about the project recently, revealing some details on the story, saying: "So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance. It’s very much... the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch. It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?"
- This would be the 2nd time actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) worked with Guillermo del Toro, after Pacific Rim.
- Guillermo del Toro recently described the project as "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules."
- In an interview from 2003, del Toro was quoted saying: "It’s the fucking scariest ghost story ever. It’s set in the Victoria era, but will be much different and much scarier than The Others."
- This is a dream project of Guillermo del Toro's, as hes been hoping to make it for for over a decade now.
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.