Del Toro gets Madness

Guillermo del Toro Del Toro helming Mountains Of Madness

Guillermo del Toro has confirmed he will next make a 3D adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s tale At The Mountains Of Madness.

The story centres on a scientific expedition to Antarctica where a geologist discovers a chain of mountains that leads to the remains of uncharted life forms.

Speaking to Coming Soon the director commented: “What Mountains Of Madness is is a throwback to something nobody does anymore, it’s tentpole horror. Everybody now understands horror as minimum investment, maximum return… The studio sees horror movies as something they will not invest more than $30-40 million [in]. Mountains Of Madness needs to be tentpole in the way that the tentpole movies of the past were, about $130 million.”

The film is being scheduled for production next summer.