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Guillermo del Toro will finally make At the Mountains of Madness -- with James Cameron!

Jul. 28, 2010by:

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro played coy all last weekend at Comic Con regarding his next directorial effort. In panels and interviews, he would only reveal that his grand plan would be announced soon.

According to Deadline, that project is... his longtime passion project AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS! And it will be shot in 3D! And James Cameron will be producing!

Any part of that news would be extremely cool, but the elements together make for some exponential excitement. Cameron's involvement was obviously what convinced Universal to give the go-ahead to del Toro for what has long been considered an expensive but non-commercial project (it kicked around different studios throughout the past decade). Blessed be the Old Ones!

The story, based on a novella by HP Lovecraft, follows an Antarctic expedition's discovery of a lost civilization, and all the expected nightmarish slimy freakbeasts and ancient tentacled god-creatures that entails.

Extra Tidbit: Cameron+del Toro > Jackson+del Toro? Discuss.

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8:56AM on 07/30/2010

Gee...

I can't wait to watch this on acid.
I can't wait to watch this on acid.
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8:35PM on 07/29/2010
I love HP Lovecraft, Guillermo, and Cameron (though Titanic and Avatar do nothing for me). However, I really don't like 3D... I'm still looking forward to this because I love Lovecraft SO much, but the 3D part makes me a bit nervous.
I love HP Lovecraft, Guillermo, and Cameron (though Titanic and Avatar do nothing for me). However, I really don't like 3D... I'm still looking forward to this because I love Lovecraft SO much, but the 3D part makes me a bit nervous.
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7:01PM on 07/29/2010
Glad that he'll adapt that Lovecraft tale instead of Haunted Mansion. Cast Jeffrey Combs!
Glad that he'll adapt that Lovecraft tale instead of Haunted Mansion. Cast Jeffrey Combs!
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4:25PM on 07/29/2010
Fuck me I think Hollywood is finally about to take it to the next level. I'm EXTREMELY interested in this product.
Fuck me I think Hollywood is finally about to take it to the next level. I'm EXTREMELY interested in this product.
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3:03PM on 07/29/2010

Cameron??? Del Toro!!!!!

While im dubious about the cameron involvment (avatar people!!)I am glad a project as dark and epic as this will hit the screens. I hve not heard of mountains of madness but if the great man wants to make it then hell hes got my cash already and i know his beasts will be kickass i just hope he doesnt let the fiasco that was the hobbit stop him from pulling all the stops out
While im dubious about the cameron involvment (avatar people!!)I am glad a project as dark and epic as this will hit the screens. I hve not heard of mountains of madness but if the great man wants to make it then hell hes got my cash already and i know his beasts will be kickass i just hope he doesnt let the fiasco that was the hobbit stop him from pulling all the stops out
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1:10PM on 07/29/2010

Sweet . . .

Never read it but just happened to finally buy a copy of it yesterday. The Lovecraft collection I already read didn't include it. Hope it lives up to all the fanboy love . . .
Never read it but just happened to finally buy a copy of it yesterday. The Lovecraft collection I already read didn't include it. Hope it lives up to all the fanboy love . . .
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1:00PM on 07/29/2010

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3:31PM on 07/29/2010
Relax. We're all allowed our opinion.

"Cameron Haters", as you put it, are in the minority which is why we speak up. Most of us didn't post anything mean. Just opinion.

And posting something with name calling doesn't help your cause. And many of us do have our reasons for disliking Cameron. We just don't bother wasting our time on people we know won't listen to us.
Relax. We're all allowed our opinion.

"Cameron Haters", as you put it, are in the minority which is why we speak up. Most of us didn't post anything mean. Just opinion.

And posting something with name calling doesn't help your cause. And many of us do have our reasons for disliking Cameron. We just don't bother wasting our time on people we know won't listen to us.
12:43PM on 07/29/2010

Earth shatteringly amazing news!

Two of the greatest filmmakers of all time teaming up to bring one of the greatest horror epics to life!? Count me the fuck in!
Two of the greatest filmmakers of all time teaming up to bring one of the greatest horror epics to life!? Count me the fuck in!
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12:39PM on 07/29/2010
Cameron is sofa king lame. But this movie sounds good despite the 3d. needs to be R but dont see that happening either.
Cameron is sofa king lame. But this movie sounds good despite the 3d. needs to be R but dont see that happening either.
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10:11AM on 07/29/2010
GDT's passion project... YAY. In 3D... BOOOOOO. In collaboration with James Cameron... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
GDT's passion project... YAY. In 3D... BOOOOOO. In collaboration with James Cameron... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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10:09AM on 07/29/2010
Double post again, sorry.
Double post again, sorry.
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9:19AM on 07/29/2010

Fantastic!

The best part about this is that Cameron won't waste his fucking time like Jackson and the rest did.
The best part about this is that Cameron won't waste his fucking time like Jackson and the rest did.
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9:19AM on 07/29/2010

ATMOM

This is the greatest movie news this year so far !
This is the greatest movie news this year so far !
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8:52AM on 07/29/2010
Holy shit. This is going to be so incredibly epic. Shot in 3D under the supervision of James Cameron?? All you 3D haters apparently didn't see the same Avatar I saw. A 3D H.P. Lovecraft movie directed by our current best fantasy director, produced by possibly the smartest "tech" man in the industry? Yes, please.
Holy shit. This is going to be so incredibly epic. Shot in 3D under the supervision of James Cameron?? All you 3D haters apparently didn't see the same Avatar I saw. A 3D H.P. Lovecraft movie directed by our current best fantasy director, produced by possibly the smartest "tech" man in the industry? Yes, please.
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8:05AM on 07/29/2010
The "James Cameron" and "3D" bits are unfortunate. Hopefully Guillermo del Toro will be able to overcome the Cameron mediocrity.
The "James Cameron" and "3D" bits are unfortunate. Hopefully Guillermo del Toro will be able to overcome the Cameron mediocrity.
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7:01AM on 07/29/2010
Pretty awesome news!
I sure hope it'll remain R-rated, and I can't wait to see a big budget Del Toro/Cameron calaboration, I think we're in for a treat!
Pretty awesome news!
I sure hope it'll remain R-rated, and I can't wait to see a big budget Del Toro/Cameron calaboration, I think we're in for a treat!
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6:50AM on 07/29/2010

YES!!!!! and Noooooooo!!!

I've been into HPL since I was a teen. The string of piss-poor HPL-inspired movies for decades has been such a disappointment. Only an epic, like AtMoM, and an epic-capable director like GdT could potentially break this long dry spell.

But what's this? James "everything in 3D, anything for a buck, I rock out loud" Cameron is attached? My hopes dwindle....
I've been into HPL since I was a teen. The string of piss-poor HPL-inspired movies for decades has been such a disappointment. Only an epic, like AtMoM, and an epic-capable director like GdT could potentially break this long dry spell.

But what's this? James "everything in 3D, anything for a buck, I rock out loud" Cameron is attached? My hopes dwindle....
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6:34AM on 07/29/2010

Cool! And screw the Cameron haters...

Bunch of ungrateful pricks hating on Cameron, why, because Avatar is popular? Because 3D annoys you? Who gives a crap about you and your Fanbagger opinions, this is a great collaboration, hopefully this is done ASAP.
Bunch of ungrateful pricks hating on Cameron, why, because Avatar is popular? Because 3D annoys you? Who gives a crap about you and your Fanbagger opinions, this is a great collaboration, hopefully this is done ASAP.
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8:55AM on 07/29/2010
A-fucking-men.
A-fucking-men.
10:11AM on 07/29/2010
Not because Avatar was popular... because it was A: A Computer game. B: A lecture. C: A fucking piece of shit.
Not because Avatar was popular... because it was A: A Computer game. B: A lecture. C: A fucking piece of shit.
5:43AM on 07/29/2010

Yes...Bout Time!!!!

Finally....Just put up the money Cameron and move out the way!
Finally....Just put up the money Cameron and move out the way!
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5:13AM on 07/29/2010
I wish Cameron didn't have to be involved but del Toro is the man and I trust him. This will be amazing.
I wish Cameron didn't have to be involved but del Toro is the man and I trust him. This will be amazing.
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4:42AM on 07/29/2010
Great news, so long as Cameron doesn't get too involved and try and Avatar the fuck out of it.
Great news, so long as Cameron doesn't get too involved and try and Avatar the fuck out of it.
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4:22AM on 07/29/2010
Well reading that was a great start to the day! I've been looking forward to this since I heard he wanted to do it but was starting to think it would never happen. Top of my most anticipated list.
Well reading that was a great start to the day! I've been looking forward to this since I heard he wanted to do it but was starting to think it would never happen. Top of my most anticipated list.
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4:05AM on 07/29/2010
well this just became my most anticipated future release

edit: again, my shit double posts. this is beginning to happen with damn near all of my posts, and I made damn sure just hit the post button once. Fix this shit already!
well this just became my most anticipated future release

edit: again, my shit double posts. this is beginning to happen with damn near all of my posts, and I made damn sure just hit the post button once. Fix this shit already!
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4:04AM on 07/29/2010
well this just became my most anticipated future release
well this just became my most anticipated future release
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3:44AM on 07/29/2010
I really don't mind the 3D part - I'm pretty sure they'll use Cameron's Fusion 3D technology. This sounds extremely promising, hopefully it'll be as dark as the book.
I really don't mind the 3D part - I'm pretty sure they'll use Cameron's Fusion 3D technology. This sounds extremely promising, hopefully it'll be as dark as the book.
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3:42AM on 07/29/2010
Holy crap!
Now that is a news item!
Just listened to this book, pretty cool. And Del Toro has had this in his mind for years...
Only good things can come of this
Holy crap!
Now that is a news item!
Just listened to this book, pretty cool. And Del Toro has had this in his mind for years...
Only good things can come of this
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3:27AM on 07/29/2010
Sold. Enough with the 3D tho!
Sold. Enough with the 3D tho!
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4:05AM on 07/29/2010
3D is good when it's filmed in 3D, like this is going to be.
3D is good when it's filmed in 3D, like this is going to be.
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2:27AM on 07/29/2010
joy overload!
joy overload!
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1:51AM on 07/29/2010

Every cloud has a silver lining

Gutted when The Hobbit fell through... but this is sooo much better! Del Toro + Lovecraft + Cameron = minds blown
Gutted when The Hobbit fell through... but this is sooo much better! Del Toro + Lovecraft + Cameron = minds blown
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1:31AM on 07/29/2010

I want to go there

So glad this project didn't fade into obscurity. This has some epic potential.
So glad this project didn't fade into obscurity. This has some epic potential.
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1:20AM on 07/29/2010
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1:19AM on 07/29/2010
I thought he was directing The Haunted Mansion next? I'd rather he do ATMOM, I'm just confused.
I thought he was directing The Haunted Mansion next? I'd rather he do ATMOM, I'm just confused.
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8:57AM on 07/29/2010
He only announced that he will be writing and producing The Haunted Mansion. He never said he would be directing.
He only announced that he will be writing and producing The Haunted Mansion. He never said he would be directing.
8:58AM on 07/29/2010
He's just a producer on Haunted Mansion.
He's just a producer on Haunted Mansion.
1:16AM on 07/29/2010

fuck yeah

I've been wanting this movie to be made for years!! Finally, and with JC producing to.. this movie will be top notch I tells ya!
I've been wanting this movie to be made for years!! Finally, and with JC producing to.. this movie will be top notch I tells ya!
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1:10AM on 07/29/2010
Sounds great. He should cast Ron Perlman or Doug Jones as one of the characters in the movie.
Sounds great. He should cast Ron Perlman or Doug Jones as one of the characters in the movie.
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12:57AM on 07/29/2010

Cool. It'll be fun.

as long as they don't find any long buried Alien eggs awaiting the return of Predators.
as long as they don't find any long buried Alien eggs awaiting the return of Predators.
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12:50AM on 07/29/2010
I'm up for Del Toro. I'm not on for Cameron. He's a pretty crappy director. I'll be cautiously optimistic.
I'm up for Del Toro. I'm not on for Cameron. He's a pretty crappy director. I'll be cautiously optimistic.
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1:09AM on 07/29/2010
He's a good director. Go watch Terminator 2 again, then be on.
He's a good director. Go watch Terminator 2 again, then be on.
1:16AM on 07/29/2010
You must be on some serious crack to even say Cameron is a crappy director
You must be on some serious crack to even say Cameron is a crappy director
1:30AM on 07/29/2010
Terminator 2, Aliens, yeah he's a REAL crappy director alright. And he's the only director to have two movies become the biggest movies of all-time... what exactly makes him a crappy director again?
Terminator 2, Aliens, yeah he's a REAL crappy director alright. And he's the only director to have two movies become the biggest movies of all-time... what exactly makes him a crappy director again?
8:55AM on 07/29/2010
I think James Cameron is a questionable writer but a skilled director. It seems like the complaints with Cameron's films are only associated with his writing (like the complaint that Avatar took many of the ideas from other films). However, he is only producing, and he is well versed in 3D technology, so why complain?
I think James Cameron is a questionable writer but a skilled director. It seems like the complaints with Cameron's films are only associated with his writing (like the complaint that Avatar took many of the ideas from other films). However, he is only producing, and he is well versed in 3D technology, so why complain?
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12:26AM on 07/29/2010
Yes! Finally!

(But does it have to be 3D?)
Yes! Finally!

(But does it have to be 3D?)
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1:20AM on 07/29/2010
*filmed* in 3d from the ground up.. the good 3d not this post conversion crap every movie is doing. have faith
*filmed* in 3d from the ground up.. the good 3d not this post conversion crap every movie is doing. have faith
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12:02AM on 07/29/2010
Del Toro can do no wrong. The guy is friggin gold.

And thank God. It's about time Lovecraft got an adaptation out of a talented filmmaker full of love and respect for his work. This is worth losing Del Toro on The Hobbit, that's for sure.

What's extra exciting is that this will make Lovecraft popular among a surprising number of sci-fi/horror fans who have never read him, despite the fact that practically every sci-fi/horror creator owes him something.
Del Toro can do no wrong. The guy is friggin gold.

And thank God. It's about time Lovecraft got an adaptation out of a talented filmmaker full of love and respect for his work. This is worth losing Del Toro on The Hobbit, that's for sure.

What's extra exciting is that this will make Lovecraft popular among a surprising number of sci-fi/horror fans who have never read him, despite the fact that practically every sci-fi/horror creator owes him something.
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11:51PM on 07/28/2010

HOLY

SHIT.
SHIT.
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11:40PM on 07/28/2010
Damn, this is a hell of a pairing. Don't know anything about the story but if its Del Toro's passion project, chances are its gonna be awesome.
Damn, this is a hell of a pairing. Don't know anything about the story but if its Del Toro's passion project, chances are its gonna be awesome.
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