MOVIE: At the Mountains of Madness is dead

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Sad news for Lovecraft fans who were anticipating an awesome take on H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness by Guillermo del Toro.  Sadly, the movie will not be, as Universal passed on the project.  GdT cites the hard R rating for the canceling of the project.   What is really surprising is that Universal thought they could do an adaptation of Lovecraft’s work that is clearly in the hard horror genre.

Del Toro is now moving on to Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim “a PG-13 movie, involving monsters and the creation of a new world.”

“We started developing PAC RIM a while ago with the mad passion and enthusiasm of a project unwatched and unchecked by politics or comparisons. We designed and shepherded the movie we want to make. We start shooting in September and we hit the ground running because we are so in sync. My partnership with Legendary represents, both in scale and creative demands, a huge step forward for me.”

Boo.  Boo, I say.

via Deadline