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Del Toro most recently wrapped filming on his next film, Crimson Peak.  The pic has been described as a classical gothic romance ghost story and stars Tom HiddlestonJessica ChastainCharlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska.  Del Toro has normally kept to more colorful stories for his English-language pics and tackled heavier subject matter in Spanish, so Crimson Peak marks a significant “first” for the filmmaker:

“It’s the first time I tackle, on film, an adult subject in a way that is not based on a property or comic book/animation type of arena.  Mimic was such a shocking experience that I made a decision back then in 1997 to do the sort of more auteristic, harder-to-pin movies in Spanish and do the big pop spectacles in English.  It was finding a home at Legendary and being supported by Universal—Donna Langley was a big champion of Crimson Peak—that gave me the courage to try to bring those sort of adult tools to an English-language studio film.  It is, by comparison with Hellboy or Pacific RimCrimson is a smaller movie, but it’s very, very personal.  So it’s something I haven’t tried before and I’m very proud of it and happy.”

While he’s set to head into pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 next month, del Toro says Crimson Peak is already in fine shape despite the fact that it doesn’t open until October 2015:

“I just finished my director’s cut, which is very, very quick six weeks after wrapping because I basically cut while I shoot.  I’m very close to the final cut.  I’m doing a temp mix at Skywalker Sound to show the movie from beginning to end to the studio, Universal and Legendary.  They’ve both seen the movie in pieces, in long, long fragments, but they haven’t seen it beginning to end.  We have temp effects for basically almost everything, because again I process VFX while I shoot.  I’m extremely, extremely happy with the movie.”

The filmmaker told Steve that there’s only one deleted scene from the entire film, delving a bit into his multi-tasking directorial process:

“I think that the total deleted scenes is one.  Well two, in a way; the tail end of one scene and a whole scene.  The rest is shaving because the reason I cut every day during the shoot is because that way I calibrate that the movie doesn’t get too long or too short.  I think that you need to land under or around the low, low end of two hours in a movie.  It’s so difficult for me to sit through movies that are two hours and fifty minutes, or things like that, and I really am very conscious of that.  I was calibrating while we shot, so if I need to go faster I target scenes that can go faster.  And if I need to go slower, I calibrate scenes that allow me to go slower.”

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BBC Newsline: You never know who you’ll meet down when you are out and about in County Down. Rob Jackson and his son Conor ran into the actor Tom Hiddleston earlier this week. The star of the Thor and Avengers Assemble films is making his next film in Northern Ireland. Thanks for sending in the pic Rob, hope Conor enjoyed getting the autograph, he was certainly in the right t-shirt to meet him! (x)
BBC NewslineYou never know who you’ll meet down when you are out and about in County Down. Rob Jackson and his son Conor ran into the actor Tom Hiddleston earlier this week. The star of the Thor and Avengers Assemble films is making his next film in Northern Ireland. Thanks for sending in the pic Rob, hope Conor enjoyed getting the autograph, he was certainly in the right t-shirt to meet him! (x)