Guillermo Del Toro WILL direct At the Mountains of Madness and also announces Pacific Rim release date





This is a great day for Del Toro fans, and that includes myself. When news broke earlier this year that Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness had been cancelled my heart sank. The adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story was all set to be Del Toro’s masterpiece. The film is very close to his heart and, whilst being interviewed after a screening of his Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Del Toro produced) he had this to say about his beloved film:

“I’m not giving up, MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS has been with me for 13, 14 years and I really don’t want to give up on it…the way I plan to do it is a very peculiar take, and I think if I don’t stick with it the version I would like to see would never get made.”

So basically Del Toro plans to make it with, or without the backing of Universal. The issue in the first place was the rising costs and the worry that based on the content, the film would end up with a non commercial R-rating. However, Del Toro is still positive the film can get a more approachable PG-13 rating in the US. Originally the film was going to star Tom Cruise and would be produced by James Cameron, and Del Toro is still living in hope that he and Unviersal can work together on this epic movie once Pacific Rim is out the way. And speaking of Pacific Rim:

Legendary Pictures and Del Toro have announced a July 12th 2013 release date for what could be Del Toro’s biggest movie to date. I know its a long way off, but it will be worth that wait. Check out the details of the plot below:

Pacific Rim is all about massive robots battling giant monsters which have come from some underwater dimension on Earth. With the monsters being so huge, the only way for the humans to fight back is by using giant robots operated by human drivers. The monsters come from a dimensional hole in the Pacific Ocean and so only areas on the Pacific are affected by the beasts

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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