Delve Deeper

Friday, August 27, 2010

Updated: James Cameron talks Mountains of Madness... caught up with James Cameron to talk about the Avatar re-release, which comes out today, and this is what he had to say about At the Mountains of Madness. Nothing really new, but still worth mentioning...

"Well, that's more of a personal thing. Guillermo and I have been friends, and we've looked for opportunities to work together. And when he fell out of "The Hobbit" project, we were talking, just kind of commiserating -- and he had spent a lot of time on that, and he wanted to go work on something that would sort of feed his soul as a filmmaker.

I said, "What's your favorite project? What do you want to do?" He said, " 'At the Mountains of Madness.' " And I was a huge Lovecraft fan, always have been -- just read him voraciously in college. And I said, "Let's do it!" Who doesn't want to see Cthulhu? (Laughs.)"

- James Cameron

Update: James Cameron also spoke with today, about Avatar and At the Mountains of Madness...

"It's going to be an epically-scaled horror film and we haven't seen anything like that in a really long time — I guess since Aliens," Cameron told the site. "The thing about Lovecraft is that he left a lot to the imagination. He never told you what they looked like. He managed to create a sense of creeping horror without specifics. Guillermo brings an eye for design that is so original and so quirky and so steeped in the lore of movie design and horror design, but always fresh and unexpected. Frankly, I just want to see what he comes up with and I want to enable the nuts and bolts of the production so he doesn't have to worry about that. I want to help him how to work in 3-D."

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1 comment:

  1. It's always funny to see people talk about how Lovecraft didn't describe anything, when in fact he tended to go into quite a lot of detail. Elder Things, Shoggoths, the caves, the reliefs, the ambient feeling, the growing horror, everything is highly described.

    Pure literary urban legend.

    Oh well, as long as it's getting made. Though the script review currently at twitchfilm is not very inspiring.


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