Two projects we are really looking forward to from the great Guillermo del Toro are without question his version of The Haunted Mansion for Disney and the adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. Today the filmmaker spoke a bit on both.
Collider caught up with director/producer del Toro, who updated them on these two major horror projects.
Haunted Mansion: “He said it will be PG-13 and it will be a ‘dark ride’. Says they turned in the storyline last week to Disney along with the first few key concept drawings. Matthew Robbins is writing and he’ll start in about a month. Hopes to know if Disney will move forward on it in January. At that time he’ll figure out if he will direct it or if it will be someone else.”
At the Mountains of Madness: “del Toro gave me a scoop when he revealed Dennis Muren is designing the monsters! Muren told him, ‘You’ve never seen monsters like this.’ If you don’t who Dennis Muren is…look over his resume and you’ll know why it’s so cool that he’s involved. He went on to say the film isn’t greenlit yet, he’ll be talking to some Lovecraft scholars to get their input on the script, hopes to make the movie without interference, explained how he got James Cameron involved, and says the film suffers from two big issues: It’s a hard core R-rated movie and it’s a horror tentpole with a big budget.”
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