Sad news, H.P. Lovecraft fans — Prometheus may have indirectly put an end to Guillermo Del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness movie once and for all. Which means no elaborate GDT "Elder Things" designs to marvel at on the big screen.
The director took to his website to explain why his Mountains movie might be frozen forever.
Even though Universal cancelled the R-Rated Tom Cruise attached picture earlier last year, we always held out hope that GDT would deliver (and so did Del Toro!) But now it sounds like it's all over for the Shoggoths. GDT broke the news on his official website.
I have been interviewed about this lately and wanted to post my two cents about this:
Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause - knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.
This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the Greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.
The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, fter Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.
The good part is: One project did... And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received.
When asked by message board members further he simply responded: "Same premise. Scenes that would be almost identical."
Terrible news. Fingers crossed he can find another wildly ambitious R-Rated feature soon! Hell, give him Akira.
Top image by Alastair Mccoll.