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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ Gets a 2015 Release Date [UPDATE]

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Here’s the good news: Legendary Pictures has officially given Guillermo del Toro‘s new horror film an April 2015 release date. Now, the bad news: They’ve also give the film, previously titled ‘Crimson Peak,’ a crappy, generic new title – ‘Haunted Peak.’

UPDATE: Guillermo del Toro’s reps reached out to The Playlist and stated the film will retain its ‘Crimson Peak’ title, clarifying that ‘Haunted Peak’ is just the name used to book studio space.

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowsa, the film is described as a gothic haunted house story and reportedly follows a woman who realizes her handsome new husband is not who he says he is. And, frankly that’s all we need or want to know about this movie and even a not-so-exciting new title like ‘Haunted Peak’ could change that. Del Toro worked with Legendary on ‘Pacific Rim’ and they have a good relationship so we’ll trust that he’s on board with the new title, though c’mon, ‘Crimson Peak’ is so much better.

Hiddleston recently told Slashfilm that the film was so scary even the script freaked him out.

The script itself is bone chillingly terrifying. When I was reading it for the first time I had to get up and walk around the room, then sit down again because I was so scared.

Del Toro, who is in Toronto filming the pilot for the FX series ‘The Strain‘ (based on the books that he co-wrote…geez, does this guy ever take a break?), will begin production on ‘Haunted Peak’ in February of 2014. Universal Pictures, who stepped up to partner with Legendary after Warner Bros. ended their distribution deal, will release the film in April 2015, adding another exciting project to a year that already includes ‘Avengers 2,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ the new James Bond movie and the final ‘Hunger Games’ movie. WHEW.

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