Tuesday 6 March 2018

Can we have del Toro's At The Mountains Of Madness now, please?

Guillermo del Toro finally won an Oscar. About damn time and, God love him, he asked to check the envelope because after last year its worth checking.

So now Guillermo del Toro is Oscar Winning Director Guillermo del Toro. Hopefully this means he'll get another shot at an old passion project he's had to shut down twice already: his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains Of Madness. The most annoying reason he shut the project down was because Prometheus was (apparently) based in part on that story.

I think we can agree that was not necessary or something the world of cinematic art needed to have happen.

Fuck Prometheus. If nothing else whilst playing through Pokémon HeartGold I needed reminding there are things I despise more than Johto.

Did you know that James Cameron was going to work on del Toro's At The Mountains Of Madness and bring his Avatar 3D technology with him? That was going to happen and then it didn't because of bloody Prometheus.

I want to see what del Toro, a man who has such a fantastic understanding of horror in so many of its form, does with Lovecraft. I want to see a good Lovecraft movie before I die and there is a truly fantastic director who wants to make one based on probably the best short story you could choose to adapt (not necessarily the best Lovecraft story but probably the one in which there is the most actual action to film instead of people sitting and reading letters). I adore del Toro's work andit is so frustrating that half the time you hear about him its because a projevct has fallen through.

And its been years since bloody Prometheus.

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