View Full Version : At the mountains of madness (movie)


Kyriakos
Dec 05, 2009, 09:16 AM
Any news about the movie about this large story by HPL? I read in wikipedia that Del Toro had trouble finding financing for it. I hope that the project is not alltogether abandoned...

Only other thing i have heard was that it was supposed to be in cinemas by 2012...

Till
Dec 05, 2009, 10:09 AM
Looks like it's still being worked on ... (http://www.deltorofilms.com/ProjectPage.php?projectid=9)
I can't believe that Del Toro is reponsible for both Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, given how bad the former was and how great the latter.

Newbunkle
Dec 05, 2009, 10:24 AM
Yay, this sounds great.

SS-18 ICBM
Dec 05, 2009, 10:29 AM
I don't think the silver screen could convey Lovecraft's brand of horror better than words.

Kyriakos
Dec 05, 2009, 10:32 AM
I don't think the silver screen could convey Lovecraft's brand of horror better than words.

I doubt that too, but i am too lazy to read At the mountains of madness, although i tried some times. So i will be looking forward to the movie :)
Besides, that novel is too based on scientific (or pseudo-scientific?) details and analysis, so it moves at a very slow pace.

Till
Dec 05, 2009, 10:40 AM
Amusing that you of all people complain about slow moving stories. ;)
There is a pretty good audio adaption of MoM if you can find it.

xarthaz
Dec 05, 2009, 11:09 AM
Hope they hurry up, looks like good story

PeteAtoms
Dec 05, 2009, 11:24 AM
I didn't realize that most of Lovecraft books are available to read online, I'm gonna have to read this. (http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/mountainsofmaddness.htm)

SS-18 ICBM
Dec 05, 2009, 11:29 AM
I doubt that too, but i am too lazy to read At the mountains of madness, although i tried some times. So i will be looking forward to the movie :)
Besides, that novel is too based on scientific (or pseudo-scientific?) details and analysis, so it moves at a very slow pace.

Just get through the first part. Once they get to the ruins, things become interesting. ;) But that just might be me, since I love exposition of a fictional world.

MobBoss
Dec 05, 2009, 11:30 AM
Looks like it's still being worked on ... (http://www.deltorofilms.com/ProjectPage.php?projectid=9)
I can't believe that Del Toro is reponsible for both Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, given how bad the former was and how great the latter.

Hmmm. I liked Hellboy. /shrug.

Kyriakos
Dec 05, 2009, 11:52 AM
Amusing that you of all people complain about slow moving stories. ;)
There is a pretty good audio adaption of MoM if you can find it.

I dont mind slow moving stories, but ATMOM was full of airplane descriptions and co-ordinates, and nothing at all of importance was happening. And i am not really interested in the topography of Antarctica so i got bored by that :)

Kyriakos
May 22, 2011, 12:41 PM
Just saw this:

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Its over :( The movie was canceled. Too bad.

Truronian
May 22, 2011, 12:54 PM
Thread moved.

Glassfan
May 23, 2011, 02:00 AM
Hmmm. I liked Hellboy. /shrug.

I liked it too, but clearly a "B" movie. Pan's Labyrinth was artistic and fantastic.