While we all patiently await the sequel to ‘Pacific Rim,’ director Guillermo del Toro has been working on another pretty exciting project: ‘Crimson Peak,’ described as a ghost story/gothic romance period film that marks the first non-blockbuster film for the director in eight years. Although trailer for ‘Crimson Peak’ played at Comic-Con over the summer, it was never released online, which makes this first photo of Jessica Chastain your first official sneak peek.

The photo below comes from The Film Stage, and features Chastain wearing a gorgeous period-appropriate dress and standing on an eerie staircase, while a bit of orange-ish light peeks up from the bottom corner. There are a lot of films to be excited for next year, and ‘Crimson Peak’ is definitely one of them. Not only does it come from the wonderful mind of Guillermo del Toro, but it boasts an incredible cast.

Joining Chastain in the film are Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam. Unfortunately, we have 10 more months to wait for ‘Crimson Peak,’ which doesn’t hit theaters until October 16, 2015. We should probably see the first official trailer online sometime in the next couple of months or so. Until then, enjoy this romantic and spooky photo of Chastain: