Oh no, it looks like Guillermo Del Toro's big budget adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" will never happen thanks to Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus. On the fan forums of his official site, Del Toro said:
Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause- knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.
This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.
The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, fter Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.
The good part is: One project did... And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received.
When a fan asked why Prometheus would have such a devastating effect on Madness, Del Toro added:
This is my sad Cthulhu face: (;,;)