Guillermo del Toro Talks Prometheus and its Relation to At the Mountains of Madness
Everyone is uber-excited about Ridley Scott's Prometheus, including prolific filmmaker and Dread Central favorite Guillermo del Toro. As we all know, sometimes you have to take the good with the bad, and in this case the bad comes with an update on At the Mountains of Madness.
The man himself took to the message board on Del Toro Films to elaborate on how the films relate to one another.
"I have been interviewed about this lately and wanted to post my two cents about this:
Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause- knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.
This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.
The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, after Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.
The good part is: One project did... And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received."
Like we said ... good with the bad. Stay tuned for any other developments.
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