June 27, 2011 | 1:43 p.m.
Guillermo Del Toro has not had an easy time bringing his dream project, an elaborate big-budget adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness,” to the multiplex. The filmmaker has spent years on the movie, which failed to receive a green light from Universal earlier this year after the studio had concerns about the cost of a project that was likely to receive an R rating for the intensity of its chills. But Del Toro is optimistic that he might yet figure out a way to mount the story of a scientific expedition to Antarctica that yields unearthly finds. “I’m not giving up,” the Oscar winner said, speaking by phone recently from Canada where he’s readying his next directorial effort, the creature feature “Pacific Rim.” ” ‘Mountains of Madness’ has been with me for 13, 14 years and I […]
Sept. 08, 2010 | 4:20 p.m.
Has there ever been a better time to brush up on your Lovecraft? The author died more than 70 years ago but he’s a red-hot Hollywood player these days with Guillermo del Toro’s announcement that he will be directing a film adapation of “At the Mountains of Madness” and Ron Howard’s own percolating Lovecraft project. This Saturday, you can get your Cthulhu on at the first Los Angeles edition of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, which will slither and shamble into our mundane mortal dimension at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. There are six films scheduled, including the dark, dastardly 1985 classic “Re-Animator,” and plenty of off-screen activities as well. You may conjure up ticket and programming details right here. — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED Adam Bryne summons dark magic with “Lovecraft” Del Toro and Cameron follow Lovecraft passion H.P. Lovecraft […]