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Guillermo del Toro's next film confirmed

Guillermo del Toro is no slouch - currently contending with one of the busiest slates in Hollywood - and his next feature as director has been confirmed by Deadline .

Crimson Peak
, a “throwback” ghost story will be his next, after he has completed work on Pacific Rim and directed the pilot of TV series The Strain (based on a book he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan).

Like Pacific Rim , Crimson Peak will be produced by Legendary Pictures, and it’s expected to shoot in early 2014.

Del Toro told Deadline that the film will be 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.”

And he’s planning to honour some monumental titles from the genre, with The Haunting , The Innocents , The Omen , The Exorcist and The Shining mentioned as touchstones.

Pacific Rim
opens in the UK on 12 July 2013, and the viral campaign is in full swing .

Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar.