It was announced a few weeks ago that Benedict Cumberbatch was dropping out of Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro‘s revisionist Gothic horror romance. Now who’s replacing him but Tumblr’s other darling, Tom Hiddleston. We get one of the guys from Supernatural in there and we might have a collective explosion on our hands. Mark Sheppard, you busy? Oh, what am I saying? He’s always busy.
In addition to Hiddleston, the cast now includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, whom Tumblr is at this very minute trying to forgive for accepting the lead in 50 Shades of Grey.
del Toro previously described the film 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.” We’ve also heard that it will take place in two time periods, one in the present day and one in the turn of the 20th century.
Oh, and there’s this little tidbit, again from del Toro:
“[The film] has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg f*** in The Devil’s Backbone. [laughs] This has a little more kinkiness than that.”
Have fun, Tumblr.