James Cameron Talks H.P. Lovecraft, Guillermo Del Toro and 'At the Mountains of Madness'

Joseph McCabe from FEARnet recently had a chance to talk to James Cameron about H.P. Lovecraft, Guillermo Del Toro and At the Mountain of Madness.
The first question asked was why Cameron is so fascinated with At the Mountains of Madness and a film adaptation. Cameron's answer;

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.


McCabe then asked Cameron if the film is still going to happen;

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.


So it seems At the Mountains of Madness is full speed ahead! What do y'all think about the film adaptation and Cameron's very high regards of Del Toro? Honestly, to me this is a dream team pairing!

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