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James Cameron on Guillermo Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness

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James Cameron on Guillermo Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness

At The Mountains of Madness update! Or, should we say At The Mountains of Madness 3D?

James Cameron

Anyway, you already know that somehow James Cameron is involved in this report, so let’s get straight to the point!

The next film by director Guillermo del Toro is based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft, and as you know, Cameron is producing the film, which is about “incredible discoveries on an Antarctic expedition.”

Here’s a little update on a project:

“Oh we’re very, very actively pre-producing the film right now with Universal. The design work is phenomenal, both the three-dimensional and two-dimensional design work, the physical maquettes, the CG test scenes; the artwork is phenomenal.

The fans certainly won’t want for a visual feast with this film. But there’s still a bunch of number-crunching and “How you gonna do it?” and “How you gonna make it?”; “Where you gonna do it?” All that stuff.”

And, if you’re wondering why Cameron would lend his considerable filmmaking prowess to a movie he won’t be directing, this is the answer:

“One word, one man – Guillermo. We’ve been friends for twenty years. We’ve been trying to work together, really, for that entire time. And it has never quite congealed.

We’re both Lovecraft fans. Me from my college days, when I discovered Lovecraft. I think I read everything he wrote in about a month.

I powered through it. And if anybody can bring Lovecraft to the screen it’s gonna be Del Toro. He’s got a real vision for the film. It’s very, very well-developed in his mind. You know, I’m just there to facilitate his vision.

I don’t have any strong sense of authorship; zero sense of authorship. I’m just there to try to get it made and help him do the movie that’s in his head.”

There’s still no official start-date for production, but, as usual, we’ll keep an eye on this one, so stay tuned!

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