3 December 2012 12:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Guillermo del Toro is reuniting with his Pacific Rim backers Legendary Pictures for a new feature entitled Crimson Peak, which will be his next directorial project.

The director co-wrote the original screenplay with Matthew Robbins, with Lucinda Coxon providing the latest rewrite. Here's how the filmmaker described his latest project.

"(It's) 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."

Guillermo del Toro wrote the script after Pan's Labyrinth and sold it to Universal Pictures. However, the project was placed on the back burner as he began work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army and then the screenplay for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. When Legendary Pictures expressed interest in the script, Universal allowed the filmmaker to move the project over, »


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