Mountains Of Madness Back From The Brink, Hulk TV Show On Ice

Back in 2011, Guillermo Del Toro was revving up to finally film his long-cherished adaptation of HP Lovecraft‘s At the Mountains of Madness when Universal pulled the plug. It was the combination of an inevitable R rating and a healthy budget requirement that did it, cancelling out whatever appeal the studio found inherent to the project, or was added on by Del Toro’s intended star, Tom Cruise.

Then as we neared the release of Prometheus, Del Toro said, a few times, that he thought Ridley Scott‘s film would render his Lovecraft movie redundant.

Of course, that was before he saw Prometheus.

Talking to The Playlist to promote Mama, the pretty groovy-looking new horror picture that he’s produced, Del Toro brought glad tidings for the long-awaited Madness:

I’m going to try it one more time. Once more into the dark abyss. We’re gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio’s] interested.

That’s the spirit.

He went on:

Yeah, Tom [Cruise] is still attached. I think it would be so fantastic to make it with him. He’s been such a great ally of the project.

Fair play.

So now we sit and wait for a bidding war to start, right? Think positive thoughts.

…but don’t spend them all just yet. Share a few of those good vibes for the Hulk TV series that Del Toro was developing with David Eick. It might not have been officially nixed, but that one still hasn’t been making much progress of late:

I had one more meeting after Avengers with Jeph Loeb from Marvel and he said, “We’re working on it, we’re waiting for a writer,” he gave me the name of the writer and their resume and I said, “That sounds great, let’s wait for him” because we had delivered a teleplay and I haven’t heard since then.

That’s not good for the big green guy’s televisual prospects. Still, it’s not like Del Toro doesn’t have bigger monsters to wrestle, and we’ll be seeing the Hulk back in cinemas come 2015 with the next Avengers movie. There are far worse nerdworld problems.

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