A decade ago, director Guillermo Del Toro was attached to to the production of an adaptation of The Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft. Unfortunately, the movie never happened. Today, Guillermo Del Toro has just shared the very first look at his adaptation of The Mountains of Madness. And çit looked really impressive…
Focus on Guillermo Del Toro
Today in old age 58 years old, Guillermo Del Toro is one of the most influential contemporary directors in terms of horror cinema. Of Mexican origin, he began his career at the end of the 1990s. From the start, he was interested in horror cinema with Mimic (1997) and L’É ;Devil's China (2001). He then quickly proposes a personal cinema, to the audience. both dark and magical, populated by of monsters, creatures and ghosts.
At the start of the 2000s, the filmmaker diversified and turned to big show cinema. He then directed Blade 2, the two films Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. Then, in the 2010s, the filmmaker distinguished himself again with feature films such as Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Shape of Water or even more recent. ;cently Nightmare Alley. Guillermo Del Toro made headlines a few days ago as he just released the anthology series Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities on Netflix.
< h2>The Mountains of Madness
A few years ago, Guillermo Del Toro was to direct an adaptation of Mountains of Madness. Published in 1936, The Mountains of Madness is a short novel by H.P. Lovecraft. The story tells how an expedition of several scientists is launched to reach the Antarctic Circle. In their research, the team discovers the existence of a new mountain range as impressive as the Himalayas. Mountains populated by dangerous creatures unknown to science itself.
The Adaptation Project by Guillermo Del Toro n 'has unfortunately never seen the light of day. However, the filmmaker could count on Tom Cruise and James Cameronas producers. And when the project was cancelled, Guillermo Del Toro was already canceled. in full pre-production. Recently, the filmmaker has just sharedthe very first CGI test sequence of this adaptation of The Mountains of Madness on his Instagram account. A short scene where a terrible creature, called Elder Things in the novel, can be seen approaching a poor, vulnerable explorer.
Thereafter, there have been several other attempts, by different studios, to adapt Mountains of Madness. But, at At this stage, nothing has yet come to fruition. And that's a shame. Guillermo Del Toro accompanied; its publication of the following caption:
All CGI tests for a platform – ILM for The Mountains of Madness (ten years ago) never seen before.