Both James McAvoy and Tom Cruise are said to be in contention for the lead role in Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novella “At the Mountains of Madness” reports Collider.
Apparently McAvoy has emerged as Universal’s top choice, whereas del Toro wants Tom Cruise. Either would play geologist William Dyer, the leader of a scientific expedition to Antarctica who comes upon the ruins of an ancient civilisation on a massive plateau amongst gigantic mountains.
The James Cameron-produced adaptation is not scheduled to begin filming until the second half of next year, thus either actor could sign onto the film.