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"Prometheus" May Have Killed Guillermo Del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness"

Posted: May 7th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Prometheus" May Have Killed Guillermo Del ToroSubmit Comment
Guillermo Del Toro has been talking about bringing HP Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" to the big screen for a while. At one point, Universal Pictures was interested and so was Tom Cruise (lead actor) and James Cameron (producer), but Del Toro refused to back down from an R rating. And since the budget was around $150 million, Universal had no choice but to give up on the project.

Del Toro then took "At the Mountains of Madness" to other studios. But now comes word that the helmer won't purse the film any longer, mostly because Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is too similar.

"Same premise. Scenes that would be almost identical. Both movies seem to share identical set pieces and the exact same BIG REVELATION (twist) at the end," Del Toro revealed. "'Prometheus' started filming a while ago. The title itself gave me pause - knowing that 'ALIEN' was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella. I assumed the Greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, this will probably mark a long pause - if not the demise - of ['At the Mountain of Madness']."

Source: DelToroFilms, CBM


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Bullit writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 5:11:46 AM

Why would Del Toro take over R. Scott's story when it supposed to be a prequel from the Alien franchise and thus the appropriate context and logic? That doesn't make any sense. Therefore, the R rating issue doesn't seem to be the real problem here.
witwicky-potter writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 5:31:15 AM

thats sad mahn.
SeWerin writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 7:32:48 AM

Shame. He is perfect for Lovecraft world, the same way Ron Perlman is perfect Hellboy and Whedon is perfect for Avengers.

Prometheus better pay off big time.
CelluloidMan writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 9:35:15 AM

^^ Couldn't have typed it better myself...
BadChadB33 writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 9:53:14 AM

Woulda been interesting to see what he would have done with it.
Recumbentibus writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 10:14:48 AM

Del Toro may be right as far the similarities between the two are concerned. Still, I would say that The Thing (and the somewhat lackluster prequel it spawned) also had many similarities with "At the Mountains of Madness" as well and that did not seem to stop him before. It has been a long time since I read the book but, from what I can remember, there seemed to be enough differences to merit going ahead with the project. There is almost zero chance that there will be six foot tall blind penguins in Prometheus.
minkowski writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 1:09:11 PM

What's even more of s shame is that Lovecraft wrote some of the best American horror ever, even surpassing King for sheer inventive creepiness, but sadly few of his works have been properly translated into film, even though loose derivations have hit the screen instead.

Regardless, I never got the impression del Toro was serious anyway, but if he wants to do a Lovecraft, there are plenty of stories from which he can craft a movie, so rather than whine at how Prometheus stole his thunder, he should get busy adapting a different tale.
Wallace writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 3:33:50 PM

Avengers update from THR: "But thanks to a better-than-expected Sunday, the Joss Whedon-directed tentpole came in even higher with a projected $207.1 million (the number won't be final until midday Monday)."
bandolero999 writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 4:24:57 PM

Oh here we go again Wallace sucking on hawkeyes and Nick fury's d*ck.I hope marvel and Whedon are paying you to post avengers news.
DeVries writes:
on May 7th, 2012 at 7:26:57 PM

Wow. f*ck you again Hollywood, I can't believe this bullsh*t. How many f*cking stupid sh*tty movies you are making 10 times again and again just to make money over retarded morons, but you believe you have the rights to piss on one of the great horror writer because it 'may' looks like Prometheus ? f*ck you you f*cking c*nts. Del Toro would be perfect for it. Burn in hell motherf*ckers.

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