At the Mountains of Madness Adaptation Confirmed

by Tom Ingram

It’s official: James Cameron and Guillermo del Toro are making an R-rated, period adaptation of the classic Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness. That’s one I’ve never read, but what I have read of Lovecraft’s work has been universally excellent.

The choice of producer and director seems particularly apt. Guillermo del Toro is one of the few people who could possibly do justice to HP Lovecraft’s work visually. Cameron brings buckets and buckets of money with him and, no doubt, 3D. That’s particularly interesting. As far as I’m concerned, every use of 3D so far (including Avatar) has been gratuitous and gimmicky. But for an HP Lovecraft adaptation, giving them a whole ‘nother dimension to fuck your mind in is brilliant. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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