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Del Toro still keen on At the Mountains of Madness

January 7th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Guillermo del Toro has told The Playlist that he is still determined to bring At the Mountains of Madness to the big screen.

The director has previously tried to bring the project to fruition without success but now plans on pitching it one last time to studios.

“I’m going to try it one more time,” he said. “Once more into the dark abyss. We’re gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio’s] interested … Tom is still attached. I think it would be so fantastic to make it with him. He’s been such a great ally of the project.”

Del Toro had previously expressed concern that the plot for At the Mountains of Madness might be too similar to last summer’s Prometheus.

“I saw [Prometheus] finally,” he added. “Yes, there are things in common, but, you know, screw it. Lovecraft was there first.”

Meanwhile, del Toro’s next film, Pacific Rim, will be released on July 12.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….