Ever since it was announced, I’ve said that Guillermo del Toro would be my fantasy director for the upcoming Dr. Strange movie because I think he is the person most likely to be able to bring the other-worldliness necessary to really depict the Sorcerer Supreme’s adventures.
Obviously, this isn’t that, but this trailer does highlight exactly why I feel that way. In Crimson Peak, del Toro turns his hand to Gothic horror in a way that seems to really bring together something like the best of classic gothic Hammer-style films along with the possibilities that come with the new age of digital technology to create a true sense of creepiness and foreboding, embracing real terror and still giving today’s audiences the type of jump-scare horror that they seem to desire.
In other words, wow do I like this trailer, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this film once it actually hits theaters.
And yes, I know that Scott Derrickson is actually slated to direct Dr. Strange, and I’m hoping that he has the vision to pull it off, but to do that, he’s really going to have to escape what seems to be his comfort zone. Let’s hope he’s up to the challenge.