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Sweet Cthulhu! Guillermo Del Toro's Next Project is "At the Mountains of Madness"

Astounding Stories - At the Mountains of Madness

Guillermo del Toro has been attached to more projects in the past five years than I have fingers, but the one that I've always been most excited to see happen is finally finally coming to pass. Deadline New York reports that del Toro's next movie as director will definitely be an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness for Universal. James Cameron will be a producer on the film, which should come in handy since it will be shot in 3D. Cameras will start rolling next summer after what I'm sure will be a necessarily lengthy preproduction period.

In Lovecraft's novella, which debuted as a three-part serial in the pulp magazine Astounding Stories, a scientific expedition to Antartica discovers an ancient city of gods and monsters. It will likely be a challenge to adapt, taking into account that this is being mooted as a big ticket item and not a smaller art-house productio. At the Mountains of Madness is a dark tale with a darker ending and not a lot in the way of human relationships. However, I have every confidence that the director of Pan's Labyrinth can make it work.

I really hope he finally does

I really hope he finally does it! And in 3D? Woah--I can't wait to see that aerial shot over the mountains as we first see the ruins of the Old Ones' ancient civilization....

Yeah, there's always the

Yeah, there's always the danger that it will get put on the back burner again, but I'm hoping James Cameron's involvement will finally get this sucker made.

"He went for a little walk! You should have seen his face!"