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As Guillermo Del Toro departs one high profile novel adaptation alongside an equally high profile producer, he finds another similar project in the form of H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness with producer James Cameron.
A long discussed favorite project of Del Toro’s, the Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth filmmaker is set to finally bring the Lovecraftian horror tale to the big screen thanks to the support of Avatar director Cameron and Universal Pictures. Pre-production is expected to commence shortly with shooting to begin next year. Del Toro is currently revising his and Matthew Robbins’ former screenplay, with an eye to shoot the film in 3-D thanks to Cameron’s expertise.
Mountains of Madness is expected to be Del Toro’s first project since announcing his departure from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. He’s also announced his participation as the director of The Haunted Mansion for Disney.