Guillermo del Toro visits 'haunted house' in Glasgow

The man behind the likes of the Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, visited Scotland for the second time this year.

Guillermo del Toro visits ‘haunted house’ in Glasgow Twitter

Guillermo del Toro has visited a “haunted house” in Glasgow while scouting for locations for this much-anticipated Frankenstein adaptation.

It’s the second time the oscar-winning director has been spotted in Scotland this year.

He took to X, formerly known as twitter, to share pictures of his visit to Blythswood Square with his two million followers.

The man behind the likes of the Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, visited the home of Madeleine Smith who was the accused of murdering her lover Pierre Emile L’Angelier in a trial in 1857.

It is said to be haunted by her ghost.

Del Toro commented on David Lean’s “meticulous” recreation of the home in his 1950 film Madeleine starring Anne Todd.

After enjoying a day of sightseeing the director enjoyed a meal in the Merchant City at Mharsanta.

The restaurant shared a picture of staff with the auteur alongside the caption: “We were delighted to serve the incredible author and filmaker Guillermo del Toro today.

“We can confirm he is a fan of our Scottish classic – haggis, neeps and tatties. We look forward to welcoming him again to Mharsanta.”

This marks the second trip to Scotland for the famous director this year.

His first visit came shortly after it was announced that he would direct and write a new live-action Frankenstein adaptation, with reports circulating the cast might include Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, and Mia Goth.

Whether or not Glasgow or Edinburgh will feature in the upcoming adaptation is still unknown.

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