Thursday, July 29, 2010

Does God have a crush on us? vol. 1

Guillermo Del Toro Finally Moving Ahead With His MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

by Todd Brown, July 29, 2010 10:31 AM

If, as it appeared during Comic Con, it had turned out that Guillermo Del Toro had left The Hobbit to direct a film based on Disney's Haunted Mansion theme park ride, I was going to be mighty pissed. Yes, he's still planning on doing the ride film but it turns out that's not the project that pulled Del Toro away. No, instead it's one that fans have been waiting for for years now.

An adaptation of HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains Of Madness has long been on the docket for Del Toro, the project becoming a sort of Holy Grail for fans. But, realistically speaking, as much as the core fans wanted this it was also such a niche project and so expensive that it would probably never happen unless Del Toro drummed up some serious outside support.

Well, how about James Cameron?

At the Mountains of Madness is coming. It's Del Toro's next. It'll be in 3D. And James Cameron is producing. Which means both that this film will have the best that technology can bring on the 3D front and also that it will have the financial clout that Del Toro should be left alone to do what he wants. Very nice.


i'm almost embarrassed to tell you this, but i just came really REALLY hard. i mean like a Chloe-orgasm (fellow porn-pervs know who i'm talking about); shivering, full body convulsing, eyes rolling into the back of my head, clutching the air and slamming my fist into the bed/desk/massage table/kitchen counter/equestrian pillar, bellowing obscenities with a Deicide cadence, and begging to be further fuck-pummeled into a howling euphoria bordering on anatomical catastrophe and respiratory paralysis.

so yeah... pretty psyched.

CHUD's own Del Toro cohort, Nick Nunziata, had a few words on the announcement

"This is the big one. The mother lode, both for Guillermo and his die hard fans and fans of H.P. Lovecraft in general. This is a massive, dark, weird, and dense project and it shows incredible faith in the filmmakers for a studio to finally allow it to be. Considering that Guillermo dabbled in Lovecraftian beasties in the Hellboy flicks and they were colossal and delightful just imagine what he's going to do with the real things. I'm so glad I can finally discuss this publicly with folks. It's great to see filmmakers using their clout and passion in such a way that allows stuff to make it through the system in an era where it's easy to lose hope."

PS: get these guys to do the music;

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