Tel Toro nimmt Cthulhu ins Visier
Yeah, für mich die News des Tages: Guillermo del Toro, dessen Pans Labyrinth ich ja sehr sehr gerne mag (und über Hellboy müssen wir gar nicht erst reden), fasst, nachdem er die Dreharbeiten zu Hellboy 2 abgeschlossen hat, die Verfilmung des Buchs „At The Mountains Of Madness“ von H.P. Lovecraft ins Auge.
For it seems that after the great man finishes his current pet project, the currently-shooting Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, he’ll move onto another pet project: his long-awaited adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness.
Madness, in which an Antartic expedition stumbles upon a mountain range taller than the Himalayas that contains an indescribable and ancient evil, has been on del Toro’s to-do list (pinned up on his fridge) for ages. In fact, location scouting for Madness had already taken place in Romania before Hellboy 2 was greenlit; if that hadn’t happened, it’s highly likely that del Toro would have been shooting it right now.
A huge Lovecraft fan, del Toro had been previously unable to find a studio willing to make At The Mountains Of Madness. Perhaps they were scared by the superficial similarity to John Carpenter’s The Thing (although, of course, Lovecraft’s tale predates that by almost seventy years), but now Universal and producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford have given del Toro their backing, it looks like this will be his next movie, ahead of his Tarzan reboot and another secret project that Empire has learned of, but can’t reveal just yet. (empire)
Aaaah. Endlich ein guter Lovecraft-Film.