Bad news everyone, the adaption of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness – like seriously?
Del Toro (who delivered such fantastic movies like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy II) not only got shafted from The Hobbit, which he left because MGM kept delaying the project and now miraculously everything works, no, now it seems he is going to direct the PG-13 monster movie Pacific Rim.
While I’m sure he’ll do his best it’s just insanely annoying that a guy like Del Toro gets passed around like this. After Hellboy’s imaginative second installment I was sure that this man would make a great (and most importantly different to Jackon’s Lord of the Rings) Hobbit.
Then he left and shortly afterwards the project got back on track with Jackson as director, but no need to shed tears. With Jackson returning to Middle Earth we could rest calm about The Hobbit and the good news was that Del Toro would helm an adaption of a short story by horror icon H.P. Lovecraft.
Supported by James Cameron At the Mountains of Madness was planned as a rated-R horror movie… but apparantly it is not meant to be…
I was pretty excited to finally see someone approach H.P. Lovecraft’s (some times not easy to get into) stories, but it seems that no one sees big financial potential in them.
So the only thing Lovecraft-esque to watch will remain the lovingly detailed fanmade movies:
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