Spotlight: Fantasy Director Guillermo Del Toro

“When I was a very young child, about 2 years old, I woke up one night after watching an Outer Limits episode called ‘The Mutant’. I was so scared by it that I started to see green ants on the wall and monsters in my closet. That’s exactly the moment when I made a pact with the monsters. I told them “If you’re nice to me and let me go to the bathroom, I’ll devote … Continue reading

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Guillermo Del Toro Loses ‘AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS’

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The dream is dead, and Guillermo Del Toro’s vision for AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS will never see the light of day, at least as a Universal film, anyway. Universal turned yellow at the idea of giving the green light to an R-rated horror film that would require an estimated $150 million to create. The price tag was apparently too high for the studio, despite names like Tom Cruise tied to the project and they … Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Madness: More chat from Guillermo about his new film

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del Toro says: “I came out of The Hobbit, and it was the biggest heartbreak I’ve experienced as a filmmaker, because I will never know what that movie would have been. I was very mindful that I didn’t want to have a rebound movie, as happens sometimes when somebody comes off a long romance. There were very big, lucrative, beautiful projects on the table, and I was developing one of them with Jim Cameron. In … Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Madness: Will Tom Cruise star

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Collider got their digits on a casting dilemma between Guillermo del Toro and Universal. The two sides seem to be at loggerheads when deciding who should star in del Toro’s long gestating MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Universal apparently sees James McAvoy as the man for the job…del Toro’s dead-set on getting Tommy Cruise the gig! Cruise and del Toro have history, what with the filmmaker pursuing the Lilliputian actor for a VAN HELSING update that ultimately … Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Madness: Peace in the mountains, I think not!

Guillermo del Toro’s 3D adaptation of the Lovecraft tale At the Mountains of Madness for Universal might be headed our way soon. Deadline New York reports that they are hearing that del Toro will next direct At The Mountains Of Madness, a project he’s been circling for years. The big surprise? Avatar director James Cameron will come aboard as a producer. That kind of star power will most certainly move this one to the fast … Continue reading

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