Tuesday, March 08, 2011
del Toro closes down "Mountains of Madness"
Just read on The Digital Bits this evening that Guillermo del Toro has withdrawn from negotiations with Universal Pictures over his production of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness". Check the article for details; the short answer is that they didn't want the likely "R" rating.
GDT and Peter Jackson are probably the two A-list director/producers who have the vision and the clout to do justice to "Madness", or any Lovecraft stories. Hopefully he gets another studio to greenlight the project.
Like Bill Hunt at the 'Bits, I'll wish Universal well with their big-budget adaptation of Battleship...