AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS on hold, but script available

Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is still a no-go project sadly. Despite it being the first on his list to do after HELLBOY 2 as stated back in 2007. Book cover

Madness is a short novel about an Antarctic expedition made by scholars from Miskatonic University who discover strange, ancient life forms that are unknown to their science. Highly evolved creatures that seem to pre-date humanity. The script is already written, and in a recent interview with Aintitcool Del Toro Said:

“is exactly the movie I would like to do; it would push buttons, and it’s extreme in many areas. It’s a hard R-rated, big production tentpole in the genre of horror. What I love about tentpole horror.”

Despite the fan interest in the film and Del Toro’s clear proven talent for such tentpole flicks, the movie is not in production. However, the script is available to read via Raindance: Download the PDF here. Or read Del Toro’s other film scripts HERE.

Read the Aintitcoolnews article (About halfway down, after they finish talking about SPLICE) : http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45341

If you haven’t read any H.P. Lovecraft, and you have a really good reason for not doing so ;0), then you can read the original story here: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/mountainsofmaddness.htm

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