Hey folks, Harry here... On and around December 22nd of last year, Guillermo Del Toro and I were hanging out in the AICN screening room talking about dream projects. You see, Peter Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING had just opened to resounding financial and critical success.
The conversation quickly turned to the movies, above all others, we would love to see get made... or to make. A lull in the conversation sat in after we talked of HELLBOY and MEPHISTO'S BRIDGE... a pair of Guillermo's dreams, when I suddenly blurted out.... "You know what you should make Guillermo?"
"What Gordo?" Guillermo intoned.
"You should make H.P. Lovecraft's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS!!!"
Guillermo screamed with agreement and shock at me. Turns out that he had begun work two days prior in trying to secure the rights to AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and that it was going to be "My Lord of the RIngs!" His passionate work that he'd spend years to bring to life.
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is my favorite work of H.P. Lovecraft. The fossil expedition into the interior of the Antarctic peaks... The discovery of that door... The ruins, the bones of things not natural... The artifacts... The City.... The Old Ones! This is horror. This story by H.P. Lovecraft is horror writing at its absolute pinnacle.
I first read AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS years ago when I thought John Carpenter was making it, turned out he was making Michael Deluca's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS... which definitely had Lovecraftian overtones. And strangely enough, it looks like Deluca is going to be bringing this to life over at DREAMWORKS.
I'm not sure if that's the right studio. I hope they let Guillermo make the film he will make. That they give him the same freedoms to create his dream work, as New Line did with Peter Jackson on his. Folks, this could be a full fledged masterpiece.... Now join hands and pray to Cthulhu
Blade II" director Guillermo del Toro is negotiating with DreamWorks to direct "At the Mountains of Madness," an adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novel, reports Variety. Del Toro will write the script also.
If that is true, fuck Hellboy! I want to see a GOOD Lovecraft adaptation NOW!
I expect a long column on the matter on your awesome site.
Greetings from Spain