The fact that the Guillermo del Toro helmed film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is becoming a reality makes us giddy beyond words. With casting in full swing offers have gone out to some interesting bits of talent.
According to IndieWire scheduling conflicts may prevent first choice Tom Cruise from starring in the film. They also report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class) was offered the exact role and to date neither actor has accepted. They better hurry though because the site goes on to reveal that offers are allegedly out to Liam Neeson (Unknown, After.Life), Ron Perlman (Season of the Witch, Hellboy) and Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, Wolverine). Again, these are just offers so take that with a grain of salt. Still interesting choices though.
The 1931 tale is deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization is a milestone of macabre literature.
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