Director Guillermo Del Toro in an interview with resource Collider spoke of his cherished dream to make a film on the Hovard Lovecraft novel "At the Mountains of Madness" and that he is doing to implement it.
- As a director you could film "The Wizard of Oz" for the film company Warner Bros. It was rumored that you offered to resurrect the "Superman" ...
There were other plans ... (Laughs).
- Why did you choose "At the Mountains of Madness", a project which is very difficult to defend?
I had to leave the project "Hobbit" and it broke my heart. As a director, I'll never know what could be my movie, and it is not easy to survive.
I did not want to shoot that anyhow, just to occupy myself, as often happens when you break the relationship and was left alone after a long flirt. There were a number of profitable large and beautiful projects, and one of them I developed jointly with James Cameron. Being incredibly stubborn, I slipped the script to James "At the Mountains of Madness" during our discussion concerning the project. He said: "You still want to do it?" To his credit, he agreed, and we've changed our priorities. I wanted to make this film. I have not worked with the horror genre. In "El espinazo del diablo" from the ghost was made a sacrifice, not a villain, "Blade 2" - more action than horror. I love this genre, and my last horror film was "Mimic" although it is not so for objective reasons. To get a true horror film, you should be afraid. You always need to keep the monster in black and white. I love them too much to look at them in this light, but Lovecraft allows me to do it.
- Because evil is mysterious?
Because the proportion is very high. I usually try to give a monster set of qualities that allow the viewer to humanize him. Immensity of the scope of works of Lovecraft is impressive, it forces us to look for humanity in other aspects of the story. You can imagine monster cruel, incomprehensible and terrifying, and it's wonderful.
- Universal Studio will need compelling reasons to accept your offer. We know that you and Jim have met on this issue with Ron Meyer and other leaders of the studio. Did you get from them some cherished?
Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley have always been on our side. Scenario, which is in the Internet, is the old version, the same that I presented to Jim and the studio is completely different. Donna and Adam tentatively approved a new script and have firmly decided to support it. But I could not wait to start shooting in June 2011. I do not want to wait a whole year, it would be pointless. In general, Jim, Jon Landau, Rae Senchini and I went to this meeting. And Jim presented our vision of the movie. We managed to interest a studio, and they agreed to oversee this project and beyond. No agreements were signed, we're still doing budgeting and planning, and in this we are partners. I wholeheartedly believe that in June of next year we will start shooting. The film will have a hard rating R, and this time I will try to avoid any influence on the creative process from the sidelines. We met with representatives of companies Spectral Motion and ILM, and Dennis Myuren (Concept art for the films "Star Wars" IV-VI episodes of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", etc.), who agreed to participate in our project, blessed me, saying that he will come up with such monsters, "which nobody has seen yet".
- This is due to the fact that the monsters will be enhanced in 3D technology in the performance of Cameron?
Not only. It is difficult to explain and spoke at the same time. Introducing our project, I said that all those nuggets of knowledge, which, I've gathering during my 20 years director career, I want to collect into a coherent whole, making this film. This is not just another picture, for me it is a matter of life and death.