With At the Mountains of Madness sitting sadly on the back burner for now, all eyes are on Guillermo del Toro and his upcoming monsters vs. giant robots flick Pacific Rim.
The prolific filmmaker recently sat down with MTV to drop a couple of tasty tidbits of what to expect once the flick starts stomping around theatres courtesy of Legendary Pictures.
To get a feel for what we can expect come July 2013, del Toro says his latest hearkens back to the Japanese kaiju movies from the 1950s and 60s like Godzilla. Think miniature buildings and guys in rubber suits. “The kaiju genre in Japan that is outlandish, but is always incredibly appealing,” del Toro said.
But as pumped as he was about Pacific Rim, del Toro seemed equally disappointed about another project — the movie that almost was, del Toro’s R-rated adaption of the H.P. Lovecraft tale At the Mountains of Madness.
“I think [finding out that the project was shelved] was one of the hardest episodes of my life,” he said. Tom Cruise had signed on the star, and George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic finished a creature test so great the director described it as “heartbreaking.”
Watch the entire video interview below for more.
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