In preparation for this weekends SDCC, Universal has released a new image (via Entertainment Weekly) of Mia Wasikowska in Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, as well as a set of new character posters (via multiple sites) with a pretty gothic feel, with both setting the tone for the haunted house horror.
As I said above, EW (in their ‘let’s just drop an image from every movie being made’ day) released the new image of Wasikowska in Crimson Peak. It isn’t really anything that we haven’t seen before, which is pretty unfortunate in my eyes. But that’s cool with me, because it’s no doubt just a set up for what should be dropped this weekend at the SDCC panel.
As for the following posters, these are exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I’ve liked the images and posters released so far, and I really liked the first trailer, but these new characters posters feature the kind of darkness that I’ve really been waiting to see from this film. It was definitely hinted at in that first trailer, but now it’s in full force.
Each poster features a specific piece of imagery that sets up each character, with a few being almost… gothic, in a way. Wasikowska’s has the butterfly, meaning her character is most likely the innocent soul out the bunch. Charlie Hunnam’s shows him with what looks like angel wings, signifying that he may be the hero, if you will. As for Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston’s, much darker. A moth may not seem so dark or terrifying, but it does have a very gothic feel to it. And Hiddleston’s featuring the symbol of death alongside words from a letter that nobody wold want to read.
They are some beautiful one-sheets, check them out:
I really hope this film is able to live up to the expectations I have for it. I am very fond of del Toro and the work he puts in and I’m really excited to see him jump back into a world such as the haunted house genre. Although I love seeing the Hellboy‘s and Pacific Rim‘s, del Tor is SO good at delving into the darkness. So far I’ve liked to loved everything I’ve seen on the film, and I’m looking forward to seeing what hits this weekend at SDCC and in the months leading up to its release.
Crimson Peak opens up October 16th, 2015. Directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam.