In an interview with Empire, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro proclaims his string intentions to get the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness made, while also dropping a shocking little bit of news.
“I think we may still make it. When I’m brave enough to go and see Prometheus, I’ll know,” Del Toro revealed to the mag. “But for now, I don’t know. We are all nothing but human beings. I go to the theatre, I buy my ticket for Prometheus and I go and see something else, because I’m afraid. I’m not a mental entity, I am also emotional, because the ideas are similar, from what I’ve heard and I’ll see it next week, I promise!”
It’s kind of shocking to hear del Toro explain that he’s yet to see Prometheus, but for good reason. He should relish in the fact that many think Ridley Scott dropped the ball with his interpretation. Maybe del Toro can deliver something a bit more coherent?
Universal Pictures’ would-be H.P. Lovecraft adaptation “tells the story of geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Dyer, discovered fantastic and horrific ruins (including strange fossils of unheard-of creatures and carved stones tens of millions of years old) and a dangerous secret of the City of the Old Ones that lay beyond a range of mountains taller than the Himalayas.“