Thursday, January 06, 2011

James Cameron Gives AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS Update

Guys - I have a quick question and answer session for you involving James Cameron and the horror genre site Fearnet about his production of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS.

Not startling news, but news nonetheless and proof that Guillermo del Toro's H.P. Lovecraft adaptation is indeed moving forward. Have a look:

What is it about At the Mountains of Madness that you find so fascinating? That's made you want to champion the film adaptation?
JC: One word, one man – Guillermo. We've been friends for twenty years. We've been trying to work together, really, for that entire time. And it has never quite congealed. We're both Lovecraft fans. Me from my college days, when I discovered Lovecraft. I think I read everything he wrote in about a month. I powered through it. And if anybody can bring Lovecraft to the screen it's gonna be Del Toro. He's got a real vision for the film. It's very, very well-developed in his mind. You know, I'm just there to facilitate his vision. I don't have any strong sense of authorship; zero sense of authorship. I'm just there to try to get it made and help him do the movie that's in his head.

So it's still going to happen, but it's just a question of when?
JC: Oh we're very, very actively pre-producing the film right now with Universal. The design work is phenomenal, both the three-dimensional and two-dimensional design work, the physical maquettes, the CG test scenes; the artwork is phenomenal. The fans certainly won't want for a visual feast with this film. But there's [still] a bunch of number-crunching and "How you gonna do it?" and "How you gonna make it?"; "Where you gonna do it?" All that stuff.

Sounds exciting of course! Anything Cameron and del Toro are involved in will be exceptional. I should have some more Cameron updates shortly! Stay tuned...

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