Jesus, yes, please let’s make this happen, okay? Here’s Drew McWeeny on the news:
“At The Mountains Of Madness” has always been a difficult sell on the studio level. Set in Antarctica in the ’30s, it’s the story of an expedition that uncovers evidence of ancient beings, gods whose existence challenges everything we know about our world and our history. When those Old Ones begin to awake, the result is a horrifying, bleak ride. There’s no love story, and there’s nothing about it that softens the blow of the story. It is designed to terrify, and it’s a horror film on a scale that will require some hearty support from the studio.
I’m just glad to see all of the effort expended on this may finally result in a movie. Del Toro’s one of those guys who puts his whole heart into the films he makes, and every time one of them stalls out, that’s a little piece of him it takes along with it. This will be good for him, but more importantly, it’s going to be very, very good for horror fans, and I look forward to taking a trip to the bottom of the world with Del Toro as soon as possible.
Anyone that’s ever watched or loved a Guillermo Del Toro movie knows how indebted to H.P. Lovecraft’s writing he is. And with the might of James Cameron producing, well, hopefully the studio will stay out of the way and let the master make his movie.