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

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  1. March 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm — Reply


  2. Generik
    March 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    Well that’s just a kick in the pants…

  3. March 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm — Reply

    It’s a damn shame.

    But as we all know, that is not dead which can eternal lie…

  4. Hafwit
    March 10, 2011 at 7:20 am — Reply

    Boo is right.

  5. litanyofthieves
    March 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    Somewhere Cthulhu and Shub-Niggurath are dining on scones made of human souls, and laughing.

  6. Jeff K.
    January 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    shame, but it sounds like something will come out of the Legendary deal…
    Oh, and the pic – the plane is WAY too small…

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