Guillermo Del Toro’s next film announced, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS; will be in 3D
While I hate 3D with the passion of a billion suns, I have to say, this sounds like visual music to my ears.
According to an interview with Collider, while Guillermo Del Toro was reluctant to use 3D in his take on THE HOBBIT, as he was hoping for a more coherent look to the series, he did go as far as to say that he was not only looking into doing it, but that his next film will actually be in the format.
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Personally, I think 3D is a complete waste of time, and money, at least on our end of the latter. I understand why the studios do it, as it obviously makes them money. However, here, with Del Toro’s eye behind the camera, I can’t help but think that this is a match made in cinematic heaven. Arguably, no filmmaker alive has quite the artistically singular vision that Del Toro has, and his worlds, which are always so completely immersive, would be the perfect canvas to use 3D paint on.
Now, what will that film be? Well, according to Deadline, that film has been announced, and it's one we have been waiting for forever. The outlet is reporting that the director will next helm the long-gestating project known as AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, which will also be produced by one James Cameron.
The film is an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft horror novel of the same name, and has been on the books as a Del Toro project since he began working on HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY. The story follows an Arctic expedition that takes place in the 1930s, where something wholly unexpected pops up, sending the film into the horror/adventure landscape that it sets up. This project sounds utterly perfect, not only for Del Toro, but for 3D, which makes this all the sweeter.
Personally, when the words "Del Toro" and "horror" get spoken in the same sentence, I can’t help but get really excited. He’s a fantastic visual filmmaker, who has one of the most singular eyes in the business, which makes this project one that I can’t wait to check out. Sure, this may not be THE HOBBIT, but you know what, that may just be for the best.
What do you think?