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Old 03-21-2017, 03:15 PM
EinsteinsHund EinsteinsHund is offline
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H. P. Lovecraft's "At The Mountains Of Madness". Though there's faint hope that Guillermo del Toro will try it one more time. From wiki:

Originally Posted by wikipedia
Director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Matthew Robbins wrote a screenplay based on Lovecraft's story in 2006, but had trouble getting Warner Bros. to finance the project. Del Toro wrote, "The studio is very nervous about the cost and it not having a love story or a happy ending, but it's impossible to do either in the Lovecraft universe."[31] In July 2010 it was announced that the film would be made in 3D and that James Cameron would become producer,[32] and Tom Cruise was attached to star.[33] This "was a startling prospect considering Lovecraft's tale had long been considered unfilmable."[33] Del Toro confirmed that the film would begin production as early as May 2011 and start filming in June.[34] However, in March 2011, it was announced that "Universal Studios refused to greenlight the project due to del Toro's insistence that it be released with an R rating rather than a PG-13."[33] According to, "Universal wants to hold onto the project in the event that it changes its mind and decides to make it later, either as an R or PG-13 movie. But del Toro is already trying to set up Mountains at another studio (possibly 20th Century Fox).[33] However, in April 2012, del Toro posted that, due to the resemblance in premise with the Ridley Scott film Prometheus, the project would probably face a "long pause—if not demise".[35][36] In January 2013, del Toro stated in an interview that he would try one more time to get the picture made.
I like it that del Toro refused to work in a romance or a happy ending though, that'd be ridiculous. Better not done at all than as a travesty.