Has Guillermo del Toro's dream of adapting At the Mountains of Madness finally come to fruition? Years after he expressed interest in taking on the H.P. Lovecraft story, back before any incursion into middle earth, Deadline NY is reporting Universal has finally given the helmer the go ahead on bringing the tale to the silver screen. It will be Del Toro's first film shot with 3D tech and the website reports that it will be produced by none other than James Cameron. Bringing the two together perhaps is the reason why Universal has said yes, despite their reservations about adapting such a tale for mass audiences.
Guillermo first set the project up at DeamWorks back in 2004. He wrote the script with Matthew Robbins but that's being retooled as we speak. When Universal Pictures and the helmer/producer made a massive distribution deal back in 2007, his adaptation was part of it. Pre-production is set to get underway immediately and shooting could begin as soon as next summer.
Plot Concept: In the Lovecraft tale, a gruesome discovery made during a scientific expedition to the South Pole in the 1930s hints at the true origin of mankind having come from elder gods from another planet. Bad things happen when those life forms are awakened.
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