Guillermo Del Toro May Get At the Mountains of Madness Made in PG-13

file_176907_0_guillermo-frankensteinIn an interview with Guillermo del Toro at the Wall Street Journal, the filmmaker is calling Legendary Pictures "home." And he's hoping the long-mooted At the Mountains of Madness feature film, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft, will get made there.

He told the outlet…

I said to them, that’s the movie that I would really love to do one day, and it’s still expensive, it’s still … I think that now, with the way I’ve seen PG-13 become more and more flexible, I think I could do it PG-13 now, so I’m going to explore it with [Legendary], to be as horrifying as I can, but to not be quite as graphic. There’s basically one or two scenes in the book that people don’t remember that are pretty graphic. Namely, for example, the human autopsy that the aliens do, which is a very shocking moment. But I think I can find ways of doing it. We’ll see. It’s certainly a possibility in the future. Legendary was very close to doing it at one point, so I know they love the screenplay. So, we’ll see. Hopefully it’ll happen. It’s certainly one of the movies I would love to do.

PG-13 or R…if it gets the movie made without heavily compromising Del Toro's vision, I'm interested in seeing it. 

If you recall At the Mountains of Madness has had a bit of a rough go at getting made, even with Tom Cruise attached to star. Universal was going to make the film, but pulled out based on reported budgetary concerns. Now, I wouldn't get your hopes up just yet about all of this. It sounds like Del Toro will be making Pacific Rim 2 before moving forward on the Lovecraft story.

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  • Dustin

    Del Toro, in my eyes, can do no wrong: I’m not a fan of the “Blade” films except part 2 (and it’s the only “Blade” movie I own on DVD) so if it means waiting a while until we get “Mountains” on the big screen- and to get it RIGHT (I am a HUGE fan of the story) -then I’ll happily wait.

  • Frank Bautista

    Del Toro’s one of the few horror directors out there that can deliver a great PG-13 bang for your buck(Wan’s also capable of this). I trust he has the ability to make a great PG-13 At the Mountains of Madness. I just hopes he sticks to the majority of his guns. Might not be as bloody as his original intent, but hope he keeps it a period piece(and doesn’t set it in modern times with a tacked on love story, like he said many studios wanted him to do).

  • Napoleon

    He should just make it the way he wants to make it; Hard R or whatever; and then bit by bit scale it back until the MPAA gives it a PG-13. Then when the BD comes out, put out the Director’s Cut…the way it was intended. Problem solved.

    • Dynamite

      Yep, I’d go for that.

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    • Juan Asilo

      the way i see it is better he take the cheap route make it instead a VOD?
      with get more extreme, n the scare that he wanna have. period.

  • Rich

    I remember way back in the day when studios would never release horror or sci-fi movies in Pg-13 cause studios would be afraid the general public would considered the said film to be a kiddie movie, Christ I remember seeing boobs in old pg-13 movies boy times have changed hahaha! I just don’t get it why can Hannibal and TWD and countless other shows on tv show people getting ripped to shreds but when it comes to film they still worry about gore $&/@ing stupid ass backwards censorship?!?!

    • Baytor

      Because the MPAA and FCC are entirely different agencies with completely different standards from one another. Also the MPAA has no consistency in its own standards.

      • Rich

        Thanks man

    • M M

      Because the MPAA is essential a mob/cult that wants to control films. Watch this film is not yet rated. It gives a good and bothersome picture.

  • Leon

    F**K You Sellout del toro