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...also some Hulk non-news.
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From the Prometheus trailer?  Guillermo was right to give in a bit.  From the actual movie itself?  Not at all.  Mountains reads like Alien circa The Thing. 

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Well this is good news, and it's good of Cruise to continue lending his clout to the project, although hopefully he can get lost in the subject matter and not be Tom Cruise all the way through the film.

 

I'd love to be a fly on the wall between the two, I imagine GDT is fascinated by Cruise in the same way he's fascinated by entomology.

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Any positive Cthulhu-related news involving Del Toro requires this gif.

 

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This comes hot on the heels of the news that he turned down a Star Wars gig because he was "too busy." I want to marry Del Toro.
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Cautiously optimistic. I want this to happen as much as the next geek but I'll wait to be excited until I am sitting in the theater and the movie starts playing (or Pacific Rim is a massive hit). This movie has broken my heart too many times "sniff".
 

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If Cruise makes this happen, I'll forgive him for the two hours KNIGHT AND DAY stole from my life. And the IQ points it drained from my head.

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If Cruise makes this happen, I'll forgive him for the two hours KNIGHT AND DAY stole from my life. And the IQ points it drained from my head.


Oh come on, Knight and Day was a lot of fun. Way better than the insipid Salt, which somehow made exactly the same amount of money but is the only one with sequel potential apparently.

 

And yes, I will not believe this is a real thing until after the credits have started rolling. Literally anything can happen between now and that point to make this film never occur, from terrible studio bosses to every digital projector losing power right as the opening title card appears.

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The studio is definitely waiting to see how Pacific Rim does this summer. Just like Peter Jackson's dream project King Kong getting the greenlight only after Lord of the Rings hit big. If it bombs or under performs, I doubt we'll ever see this again. But if it hits big, Mountains of Madness will be his next project immediately.

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Can anyone who has read the script confirm that it's a period piece? That would also help differentiate it from PROMETHEUS. Dying to see this made.

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Oh come on, Knight and Day was a lot of fun. Way better than the insipid Salt, which somehow made exactly the same amount of money but is the only one with sequel potential apparently.

 

KAD could have been fun. Cruise certainly seemed to get it. But it quickly devolved from fun to straight out stupid. Having Diaz in the mix did the film no favors. And I'm one of the weird ones who actually like SALT. I'll take its gritty formula over KAD's saccharine, trying-too-hard cheesefest any day.

 

YMMV, of course.

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Good luck to Del Torro. I hope he pulls it off. Glad Cruise has had the honor to stick by the project, and I hope Cameron is willing to help out again.

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There is a God. Or if we are alone in an uncaring universe dominated by monsters that exist on a scale and in ways we can't even begin to comprehend, it's still a damn ray of sunshine. Be right back, gotta do a happy dance.
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I'm still the fun-spoiling bastard who thinks this movie is somewhat redundant (forget Prometheus, the first third of ALIEN is already AtMoM in spaaaaaace) but I always give the benefit of the doubt to Del Toro, and God bless him for being sufficiently committed to making original movies that he turns down Star Wars.

 

Though I have a hunch that might be a result of his experiences on The Hobbit, and he's decided he doesn't want to be part of a huge franchise anymore...but whatever his motives, I salute him. If Del Toro ends up being the guy who turns Hollywood around on the idea of everything being a preresequelmake, then double salutes to him. Even if I think he should stick to making quirky movies in his native language, which are inevitably his best.

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I hope Del Toro can pull it off. I would kill to see At the Mountains of Madness on the big screen. Now that I think about it, I think Del Toro could do a kickass version of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. It would never happen in a million years, but a man can dream.

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Can anyone who has read the script confirm that it's a period piece? That would also help differentiate it from PROMETHEUS. Dying to see this made.

The one I read takes place in 1930, with the prologue taking place in 1939.
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It HAS to be a period piece.  You can't pretend the biggest mountains in the world are in Antarctica in 2013. 

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Well this is good news, and it's good of Cruise to continue lending his clout to the project, although hopefully he can get lost in the subject matter and not be Tom Cruise all the way through the film.

 

I'd love to be a fly on the wall between the two, I imagine GDT is fascinated by Cruise in the same way he's fascinated by entomology.


Cruise is a good actor who always gives it his all, I imagine a good director like GDT would like that.

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If Cruise makes this happen, I'll forgive him for the two hours KNIGHT AND DAY stole from my life. And the IQ points it drained from my head.

Knight and Day was loads of fun until it turned into a straight thriller and Cruise stopped acting nutty.

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So, Bowie's back and ATMOM is back in the running. Funny how one day can make the world seem just that little bit righter.

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It hurt so much having my heart broken the last time . . . Do I dare to hope this time will be different? . . . Can I learn to love again? frown.gif

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So, Bowie's back and ATMOM is back in the running. Funny how one day can make the world seem just that little bit righter.


Well, it is the Goblin King's (and my) birthday!

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I'm still the fun-spoiling bastard who thinks this movie is somewhat redundant

 

Yes because every film is a unique snowflake. 

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Anyway, apart from some vague discovery of cosmic horror angle, I don't see all that much tying Alien and ATMOM.

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I hope Del Toro can pull it off. I would kill to see At the Mountains of Madness on the big screen. Now that I think about it, I think Del Toro could do a kickass version of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. It would never happen in a million years, but a man can dream.


YES. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath would be a way more unique starting point for a movie.

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So, Bowie's back and ATMOM is back in the running. Funny how one day can make the world seem just that little bit righter.


New Wu-Tang album works for me. Bring da ruckus.

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It HAS to be a period piece.  You can't pretend the biggest mountains in the world are in Antarctica in 2013. 

 

Actually, you can.

post #28 of 52

pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

 

I will sacrifice many ugly dogs to whatever god will have them to get this finished. Only ugly ones though, as the lack of cute ones would cause an imbalance on the internet, and give the Cats a possible opening to finally win the war.

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I'll still probably see this.
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Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaase???
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Remove as many vaginas from the shoggoth as you have to in order to turn in a PG-13 picture, if that's what it takes to make this movie happen.
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Honestly, At The Mountains of Madness doesn't need an R rating.  Most of the really scary stuff, like most of Lovecraft's work, comes from the sheer existential terror of encountering beings ancient and powerful enough to make us seem like insects to them.  If they can nail that, they're golden.

 

EDIT:  The fact that my thousandth post is about the long gestating adaptation of my favourite Lovecraft book by Guillermo Del Toro seem...appropriate.  Am I legit now?

post #34 of 52

You just nullified the preceding 999 posts with that statement.

 

Back of the line n00b RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

 

 

Edit: Just kidding. You have to make out with Bradito to be considered legit.

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Bradito??  You know where that mouth has been???

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Everyone knows.

 

EVERYONE.

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Am I the only one who thinks Del Toro is completely wrong for this? I read the script it's... not good.

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PACIFIC RIM is not something that instills confidence....but PAN'S LABYRINTH, MIMIC, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE and the HELLBOY films tell us he can absolutely pull this off.

 

The script will be key, though, because the story is so internalized; almost no dialogue and little actual "action." Creating an atmosphere of cosmic dread and suspense are what will make or break a film adaptation.

post #39 of 52

I'm getting the impression that it's the "aliens breed bizarre lifeforms as weapons" aspect that Del Toro thought was too close to Prometheus. But that was a legitimately cool idea even in Prometheus, and seeing it done WELL would be awesome.

post #40 of 52

If Del Toro reverts to his Mimic, Cronos, Hellboy and Spanish horror fairytale modes, then he wil absolutely nail this one.

Pacific Rim was flawed, but most of those flaws were in a simplistic script; everything else onscreen was awesome and delivered something really unique and exciting.

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I'm getting the impression that it's the "aliens breed bizarre lifeforms as weapons" aspect that Del Toro thought was too close to Prometheus. But that was a legitimately cool idea even in Prometheus, and seeing it done WELL would be awesome.
Yeah, the hurdle IMO is getting audiences to care after Prometheus and The Thing premake came and went. Not rating. Both of those were R and rating wasnt either film's problem. Script/character is key. If I care and get immersed, thats where fear will come from . GDT can do visuals and atmosphere without a hitch. Especially in the eerie pulp scifi-horror-adventure realm.
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Nope, sorry. Been burned too many times with this one. Don't care what it's rated, I'll only care when I see pics from the set during principal photography. Until then I don't accept that it's happening. 

post #43 of 52

I patently refuse to believe this exists until the credits roll on in the theater.

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I'll be holding the Blu Ray in my hands and be thinking someone is trolling me.
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I patently refuse to believe this exists until the credits roll on in the theater.

post #46 of 52
So the Hulk show never got going either... frown.gif

Meanwhile, Crimson Peak sounds great and we have to wait till the END OF NEXT YEAR???
http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/05/20/could-crimson-peak-be-guillermo-del-toros-best-film-yet
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The constant worrying over whether this actually gets made will drive me to madness long before the Old Ones do.

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Do we have any kind of synopsis or teaser about the plot of CRIMSON PEAK?

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Meanwhile, Crimson Peak sounds great and we have to wait till the END OF NEXT YEAR???
http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/05/20/could-crimson-peak-be-guillermo-del-toros-best-film-yet

 

A producer raving about his own movie?  Must be good then!

post #50 of 52
Granted. And the article even acknowledges the bias. But I'm still excited and impatient. It's s small supetnatural period piece from GDT. Thats enough to get my ears to perk up.
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