There's a movie adaptation of At The Mountains of Madness ahead of us! Director Guillermo del Toro intends indeed to bring the cult 1931 sci-fi horror novel by H.P. Lovecraft to the big screen. James Cameron is attached to the project as producer, he told MTV that filming will likely start this Summer and that they're considering Tom Cruise for the lead role:
"At the Mountains of Madness is a chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition's uncanny discoveries and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization."
James Cameron previously spoke about their take on the story, and why he's teaming up with Guillermo del Toro on this project:
The thing about Lovecraft is he left a lot to the imagination. He never told you what they looked like. He managed to create a sense of creeping horror without specifics.
Guillermo brings an eye for design that is so original and so quirky and so steeped in the lore of movie design and horror design, but always fresh and unexpected. Frankly, I just want to see what he comes up with and I want to enable the nuts and bolts of the production so he doesn’t have to worry about that. I want to help him how to work in 3-D."
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie At The Mountains of Madness soon!