Came across this article in which Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro says he’s trying to film a trailer to convince Warner Brothers to finance his big-budget adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. Apparently the studios are “very nervous about the cost and it not having a love story or a happy ending,” but Del Toro says “it’s impossible to do either in the Lovecraft universe.” Which is quite true.
ATMOM is possibly the only film I would like to see more than Hellboy 2 right now, so fingers crossed that Del Toro convinces Warner Brothers to give it a shot. Though I suspect the failure or success of the similarly-themed Thing remake will influence the studio execs more. It’s also possibly Warner Brothers will decide to torpedo the project due to the similarities to The Thing. Anyway, fingers crossed that Lovecraft will finally get his big-budget due.