Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

03 October 2015
Taika Waititi Directing Thor: Ragnarok
What We Do In The Shadows co-director off to Asgard
James McAvoy In Talks For M Night Shyamalan's Latest
He may replace Joaquin Phoenix
Marvel Calls Up Damage Control
New TV series in development
Brendan Gleeson And Jeremy Irons Join Assassin's Creed
They'll be part of the game adaptation
Alexander Payne's Downsizing Set Up At Paramount
Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon still attached
Director David Leitch Enters The Coldest City
The John Wick man has a new gig
Paddy Considine Added To Peaky Blinders
He'll be a threat to Cillian Murphy's Tommy
Drew Goddard Says MGM Wants A Cabin In The Woods Sequel
But there are no ideas for more horror yet
Fox TV Plans Lethal Weapon Series
As MacGyver heads back to TV
John Ortiz Heading For Kong: Skull Island
Shea Whigham will also go ape
The Martian Rockets To The Top Of The US Box Office
The Walk strolls into a limited release
More Movie News

30 September 2015
Pacific Rim Sequel Pulled From Schedules
But the official line is it's only delayed
More Movie News

The Danish Girl
01 January 2016
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
More Future Films

Irrational Man (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Magic In The Moonlight (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Emma Stone In Talks For Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro's chiller

16 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Emma Stone, Guillermo del Toro

As if we weren’t already giddy enough about the idea of Guillermo del Toro channelling his love for classic haunted house tales through his own brand of warped reality and twisted visuals for Crimson Peak, news of the first bit of casting has us even more interested. Emma Stone is now in early negotiations to star.

Though del Toro is being coy with the information right now, we do know that it’s a set-orientated, classic but modern take on the ghost story. Quoth the co-writer/director himself: “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.”

Del Toro originally wrote the script with regular partner Matthew Robbins, and more recently hired The Crimson Petal And The White’s Lucinda Coxon to work on it as he nudges it towards production. Legendary Pictures, which most recently backed del Toro’s massive monsters vs giant robots clash Pacific Rim (out July 12), is stumping up the cash once more.

Stone, who is currently on our screens in Gangster Squad, will voice one of the main characters in DreamWorks' The Croods (out March 22) and is part of the huge Movie 43 ensemble. She’s also going to be busy working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this year. She has not yet signed a deal with Crimson Peak, but let’s face it: who would turn down the chance to work with del Toro? The first one to say “Universal” gets a visit from the Pale Man.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Upstream Color Trailer
And Shane Carruth will self-distribute
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

RE: Martijn
Ah that's better Empire, Ta. More

Posted by warren7355 at 15:59 on 16 January 2013 | Report This Post

Universal! Can't w8 for a visit from the Pale Man... More

Posted by Martijn at 13:50 on 16 January 2013 | Report This Post

I'm not sure what "it" is, but she would soooo get it. Del Toro on the other hand is at least a 9 pinter.......... More

Posted by damn im good! at 13:13 on 16 January 2013 | Report This Post

*Clicks on article to see bigger pic of the gorgeous Emma Stone* *Gets a faceful of Del Toro's uggerly mug* cheers Empire. More

Posted by warren7355 at 12:33 on 16 January 2013 | Report This Post

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)