del Toro, Cameron & The “Mountains of Madness”

I’ll try to put this into an expression you can easily understand – “OOOOH GOD YESSSSSS!”.

Guillermo del Toro is set to direct and James Cameron is negotiating to produce a 3D adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness” reports Deadline.

The atmospheric 1931 story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures neither plant or animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground causes something to stir from its slumber.

del Toro has been trying to develop the work for years and will now retool the script with co-writer Matthew Robbins. del Toro, Susan Montford and Don Murphy will produce. Pre-production will kick off shortly with filming to begin next Summer.

del Toro meanwhile has been talking up the other projects he’s linked to with MTV. He says makeup tests on “Frankenstein” are about to get underway in a few weeks while all the talk of him doing a “Van Helsing” project is just online bullshit.