Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Deadline reports that Guillermo Del Torro will finally be able to complete his vision of the H.P. Lovecraft masterpiece, At The Mountains of Madness. Del Torro has had this on his wish list for quite some time but the effing pussy Hollywood Studios wouldn't touch it because there is no love interest or happy ending. It's an EFFING HORROR FILM YOU MYOPIC BEAN COUNTERS!!! GET A FRIGGIN CLUE.
Anywho, it seems like none other than James Cameron stepped up to lend his producing muscle to the project in order to make this happen and appease the risk-averse accountants- er studio heads. Now I'm no big Cameron fan, but this is easily his single best achievement since... well, since Terminator.
Del Torro is the perfect creative genius to helm this project - a true Lovecraft devotee and a true visual master. In his hands, this should finally be the Lovecraft movie done right! For those who haven't read it (and please go and buy a Lovecraft collection immediately - what's wrong with you?) At The Mountains of Madness is a seminal piece of horror fiction that has spawned such classic movies as The Thing and Alien. It is one of his finest stories, along with Call of Cthulu, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Shadow Out of Time and The Whisperer in Darkness.
I can't wait to see this tale finally brought to the masses - the Old Ones would be proud.