Del Toro at the Mountains of Madness

It's a match made in hell that many have been waiting for - film-maker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) and horror fiction giant H.P. Lovecraft. But recent developments suggest it could become quite a bizarre love triangle, with today's news that James Cameron could be joining del Toro in making At the Mountains of Madness:

Since he left The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro's next film has been a hot topic of conversation. I'm hearing he will next direct At The Mountains Of Madness, an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft tale that will be shot as a 3D film for Universal Pictures. At the Mountains of MadnessThe big surprise is that Avatar director James Cameron will come aboard as a producer. Del Toro was non-committal when I asked him about the prospect of Mountains days ago as we discussed the Comic-Con reaction to Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. But when del Toro announced at Comic-Con he'd cowrite and produce Haunted Mansion, he told the crowd he'd set his next film shortly, and that it would be scary. At the Mountains of Madness fits that bill, even for del Toro and Universal.

The film will be a big ticket item, shot in 3D, where Cameron's expertise can really help. Cameron has said he won't put his name on many future movies outside of the 3D reboot of Fantastic Voyage at Fox, but I've heard he's making an exception for del Toro. Cameron's presence helped win over the studio. I'm told the film will begin pre-production in the next few weeks, and shoot next summer.

Hopefully this project pans out better than The Hobbit did. Or we'll all be screaming "Tekeli-li"!

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But when del Toro announced at Comic-Con he'd cowrite and produce Haunted Mansion, he told the crowd he'd set his next film shortly, and that it would be scary. At the Mountains of Madness fits that bill, even for del Toro and Universal.

Ask you this: Which del Toro movie hasn't been scary??

I learned of Guillermo's retaking of this project a week or so ago. However, a quick glance at his production schedule for the next 5 or so years doesn't seem to give enough room for this movie.

Let's remember that the reason he quit The Hobbit was because it was hindering his other multiple contractual responsibilities —for example, he still has to co-produce & direct a couple of movies under the company he made with his buddies Alfonso Cuarón & Alejandro González Iñarritu, aptly called The Three Amigos.

Not to mention his pending release of the second and third installment of his vampire trilogy The Strain...

Bottom line, I'd be incredibly —but pleasantly— surprise if Del Toro manages to release Mountains before 2015.

Then again, maybe that would be solid proof that he *did* made a pact with the devil! :)

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Why is so many movies made in 3-D these days? Could it all be a new MK-Ultra project?

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It's just the approach the theaters are demanding to encourage people to get out of their living rooms.

& you can charge more for the tickets, too :)

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