Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron teaming on At The Mountains of Madness
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
After wowing audiences with the incredible PAN’S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro endeared himself to fanboys everywhere. When he signed on to direct THE HOBBIT, it was like a dream come true for fans of the Tolkein novel. But things didn’t go as planned with the film and when del Toro dropped out, we were all left wondering what he’d do next. Well, now we know that the talented director will tackle the theatrical adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Guillermo del Toro has been wanting to make this movie for a long time, but given the horror nature, extreme budget and high concept of the film, he hasn’t been successful. Lucky for him, the king of turning extravagant budgets into successful movies, James Cameron, is on board to produce.
The book is described as a high concept horror tale about a group of Antarctic explorers that find a range of huge mountains and on the other side of that range, they find the remains of unknown life forms. If that story and del Toro’s direction don’t get you excited, then I don’t know what will.