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Friday, August 30, 2019

Fernando Reza's poster (and a ticket!) for Del Toro's At The Mountains of Madness

Ones that got away: posters for films that never happened – in pictures

Designer Fernando Reza has created a set of imaginary posters for films that couldn’t make it past pre-production, from Tim Burton’s Superman Lives to Alfred Hitchcock’s Kaleidoscope. Each print can be purchased and arrives with a fake movie ticket

Fri 30 Aug 2019 01.00 EDT


At The Mountains of Madness – Guillermo del Toro

‘Del Toro has demonstrated a passion for HP Lovecraft’s themes, creatures and settings throughout his entire career. At The Mountains of Madness would have seen Del Toro taking on one of Lovecraft’s most iconic novellas. In 2012, Ridley Scott made Prometheus, and the similarities in setting and tone were a key factor in the film not being made. Additionally, a disagreement on whether to go for a PG-13 or R seemed to further derail the film. The production was expensive and the studio was hesitant to invest in an R-rated film of that scale’

Photograph: Fernando Reza / Fro Design Company