Fernando Velazquez is set to score Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming gothic horror thriller Crimson Peak. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston. No plot details have been revealed yet. Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target, The Heart of Me) are co-writing the screenplay based on an original script written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins (Mimic, The Sugarland Express, Batteries Not Included). Legendary Pictures is producing and financing the project and Universal Pictures will have the option to come on board as a finance partner at a later date. Velazquez has previously scored the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror thriller Mama. Crimson Peak is set to start shooting in early 2014 and is expected to be released in theaters in 2015.
As previously reported, Velazquez whose previous credits also include the M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil, as well as last year’s The Impossible starring Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor also has the family fantasy adventure The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (previously entitled Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box) coming up. Image Entertainment and The Film Arcade have recently picked up domestic distribution rights for the film. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for the fourth quarter of 2014.