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Monday, June 14, 2010

Del Toro speaks of Madness...

Now that Guillermo del Toro has left The Hobbit films the debate over what will be his next project is heating up and numerous titles are being tossed around, one of which, is At the Mountains of Madness. Del Toro took time out to talk with Ain't It Cool News recently, and this is what he had to say...

"No, no, no. I have exactly the set of tools that I need to be brave on MOUNTAINS. It's just that when you see something that somebody else is doing that you would never do, you admire it, you know? But, no, MOUNTAINS is exactly the movie I would like to do; it would push buttons, and it's extreme in many areas. It's a hard R-rated, big production tentpole in the genre of horror.

What I love about tentpole horror - which is not done much anymore, if at all - is that there was a time when you could see something like ALIEN or THE SHINING or THE THING. Movies that came not as a B-movie product of a studio, but as an A, tentpole, big release, high-end production like THE EXORCIST, and so on and so forth. And what I would love with MOUNTAINS is for it to have all the luster and the scope of a tentpole horror movie, but be R-rated. Not because I want to do gore for gore's sake, but because it is a very adult movie, and the consequences of things are really deep and disturbing. Hopefully, one day, I will have the clout to do it. But no, I am equipped with the exact bravery to go crazy on all the movies I make."

- Guillermo del Toro

It's been said that the success of The Hobbit was what Del Toro needed to get AtMoM off the ground, so now that he's left the project, does that mean Madness will forever be just a dream...

Only time will tell...

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1 comment:

  1. He will eventually make this movie, it is just a matter of time. Until then, its nice to hear Del Toro talking about so passionately!


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