Guillermo del Toro promises Mountains of Madness will still happen
Many people, including us, were disappointed when Guillermo del Toro's passion project AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS fell apart at Universal after the studio had concerns about the rising costs and the film's R-rating. But the director says that MADNESS is, after all, his passion project and he's not going to let it go quite so easily.
"I'm not giving up," del Toro said yesterday while promoting DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. "MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS has been with me for 13, 14 years and I really donít want to give up on it...the way I plan to do it is a very peculiar take, and I think if I donít stick with it the version I would like to see would never get made."
This, however, doesn't mean that del Toro will make many, if any, concessions to whatever studio finally agrees to finance the film. He still believes that his vision for MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS could be PG-13 as his script features no profanity or sexual situations.
The good news is that del Toro insists despite their differences, Universal still very much wants to make MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS (it was, after all, a James Cameron-produced film starring Tom Cruise). "Coming out of PACIFIC RIM, I intend to see if we can do it immediately."