Guillermo del Toro is like one of his CRIMSON PEAK ghosts, a restless spirit wandering the world, tirelessly telling his stories. Although Steven S. DeKnight relieved him of his directing duties for PACIFIC RIM 2, he's still got a lot of plates spinning, and he can't stop insatiably adding more.
His newest project, an Untitled Cold War Film, is described as an "otherworldly," mysterious, magical romance set in America in 1963. So far, Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE, GODZILLA) has officially been cast, with Octavia Spencer (THE HELP, Red Band Society) in talks to join her.
The details on this film are still pretty tightly under wraps, but it still sounds mighty intriguing. A magical tale set during war time is what del Toro does best (PAN'S LABYRINTH, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE), and if it's anything like those Spanish films, it might just become the best of his ultimately divisive English-language output. More on this story as it breaks!