He’s been talking about it for years, but in the wake of his departure from directing The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro has announced that he is finally moving forward on his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic At the Mountains of Madness. The film will be shot in 3D and will be produced by James Cameron.
This is simply fantastic news. There are few people in this world who could pull off a good Lovecraft adaptation, and with his considerable storytelling and visual skills, Del Toro is one of them. Sure, it sucks that he’s no longer directing The Hobbit, but if there’s anything that can ease that particular sting, this announcement is it.
Related: The entire text of At the Mountains of Madness is available here for your reading pleasure.