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Guillermo Del Toro says At the Mountains of Madness may still happen someday

Jul. 17, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Guillermo Del Toro saddened movie fans a couple of months ago when he said that his H.P. Lovecraft movie AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS was dead. Well, that may not be entirely true.

Del Toro said back in May that "I assumed the greek metaphor [of the title] alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM."

I will try to explain the similarities as vaguely as possible to avoid spoilers: Both PROMETHEUS and AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS deal with scientists discovering symbols that lead them to a barren land where they encounter otherworldly beings that may herald the end of humanity as we know it.

At Comic Con, Del Toro divulged that he still has not seen PROMETHEUS yet. "When I’m brave enough to go and see 'Prometheus,' I’ll know. But for now, I don’t know," he said. "We are all nothing but human beings. I go to the theatre, I buy my ticket for Prometheus and I go and see something else, because I’m afraid. I’m not a mental entity, I am also emotional, because the ideas are similar, from what I’ve heard and I’ll see it next week, I promise!”

We all know Del Toro has dozens of projects in various states of development, so even this news does not mean much for AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, but it is something! If PACIFIC RIM is as huge as it seems, Del Toro may get a free pass to make whatever he wants. Maybe this will be it.

Source: Empire

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4:30PM on 07/17/2012

seriously Del Toro

just fucking do it. Stop worrying and do it. I mean come on, just because someone did a similar idea?

didn't stop ANYONE in the past. I'm sure his movie would be unique from Prometheus (which I loved) and would be a great experience as well. Just do it!
just fucking do it. Stop worrying and do it. I mean come on, just because someone did a similar idea?

didn't stop ANYONE in the past. I'm sure his movie would be unique from Prometheus (which I loved) and would be a great experience as well. Just do it!
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3:41PM on 07/17/2012

First Hellboy and now this?!

While this excites me, it simultaneously annoys me. I love the man, but GDT needs to quit changing his mind and contradicting his past statements. First he said Hellboy was dead, now it in't. Then ATTMOM was dead, now it might not be. Quit playing with my emotions and just make these films!
While this excites me, it simultaneously annoys me. I love the man, but GDT needs to quit changing his mind and contradicting his past statements. First he said Hellboy was dead, now it in't. Then ATTMOM was dead, now it might not be. Quit playing with my emotions and just make these films!
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4:31PM on 07/17/2012
EXACTLY!
EXACTLY!
1:32PM on 07/17/2012
He shouldn't worry about it. The more I think about it, the more I'm realizing that Prometheus was a lackluster rewrite of the original Alien, with a little Ancient Astronaut theory peppered in. If he's worried about the Ancient Astronaut stuff, he shouldn't be. Prometheus isn't the first film to address that subject matter.
He shouldn't worry about it. The more I think about it, the more I'm realizing that Prometheus was a lackluster rewrite of the original Alien, with a little Ancient Astronaut theory peppered in. If he's worried about the Ancient Astronaut stuff, he shouldn't be. Prometheus isn't the first film to address that subject matter.
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11:25AM on 07/17/2012
Hope it does get made into a film, reading the book at the minute and loving it.
Hope it does get made into a film, reading the book at the minute and loving it.
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