Guillermo del Toro is keeping busy.
On the heels of his announcement that he’s adapting Disney theme park attraction “The Haunted Mansion” comes news that he’s teaming up with James Cameron for another project: “At the Mountains of Madness.”
It seems Cameron and del Toro will take H.P. Lovecraft’s tale and spin it for the silver screen in 3-D, with Cameron producing and del Toro manning the director’s chair. Lovecraft’s supernatural horror story follows a group of explorers who come upon a frightening discovery while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Reportedly del Toro already wrote a script with Matthew Robbins back in 2004, and the pair are now reworking it for the current adaptation, which will reportedly begin shooting next summer.
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...This is a marriage that is WAAAAY past due. del Toro painting Lovecraft's twisted-genius is as inspired as him painting Tolkien's pantheon. I've been waiting decades for a serious writer and director to tackle Lovecraft, and with Cameron over-the-shoulder (and ability to keep all Those-Who-Ruin-Visions from counting beans, tacking-on focus-group-endings, and dictating casting), it should be (should be) astounding... At least worth careful scrutiny. Nice.
(Ah, I should've noted that while it was genius to have given d.T. the chance to do "The Hobbit", it was vicious Fate to deny him that due to MGM's embarassing purse-strings...)
OMG! I love H.P. Lovecraft!! This is fantastic! I'm definitely going to be following this closely.
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