Someone once described Guillermo Del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy films, as being more renowned for what he hasn’t made than for what he has. The visionary director has made some incredible films, but since Hellboy II: The Golden Army released back in 2008, his adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness was shuttered and not long after that THQ pulled out of developing the action horror (and also heavily Lovecraftian) Insane trilogy. It was difficult enough knowing it may be a while before I get to feast my eyes on Mountains of Madness, but when I head about Insane getting the axe, that one really hurt. Thankfully, he hasn’t given up on the project, as he’s currently seeking out a new developer to bring it to life.
Del Toro retains the rights to the IP, and while speaking with Kotaku at Comic-Con in New York, he discussed the project, saying “When something doesn’t happen one way I just continue pursuing it another if I own the property and control it.” He’s currently working with potential developers to see if any are interested, but he said his dream choice is Valve. Look, I love Valve games, and I know if they were behind it that’d practically guarantee a high quality game — the only problem is I’d really rather not wait ten years to play it. Which studio would you most like to see pick this up? Irrational (BioShock)? Monolith (F.E.A.R.)? Visceral (Dead Space)?