While the Tom Cruise news is six months old, Indiewire did some fresh digging on Guillermo del Toro’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation At The Mountains Of Madness and discovered that scheduling conflicts might prevent him from starring. In fact, they report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class) was offered the exact same role. Both need to decide soon as shooting is set for this summer on the James Cameron produced 3-D horror. In addition, offers are also allegedly out to Liam Neeson (Unknown, After.Life), Ron Pearlman (Season of the Witch, Hellboy) and Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, Wolverine), but again these are just offers. The 1931 tale is deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries-and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization-is a milestone of macabre literature.
Pictured: James McAvoy
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