Last December, Matt Bradshaw brought us the tasty sci-fi news that Guillermo del Toro was working on bringing classic writer H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness to the big screen. A month later, I followed suit with a link to Latino Review, who had a script review up for the project. After that, many months passed with no further word. Now, however, an anonymous source told the site that del Toro will jump into the project after Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. The director has been itching to do it for years, but didn't have a studio, and according to their source, he's found it with Universal in a deal made two weeks ago. If this source is correct, that means that del Toro is bouncing 3993, which was slated to be his next project.

For those not up in the world of Lovecraft, Madness is a novella about an Antarctic expedition made by scholars from Miskatonic University. They discover strange, ancient life forms that are unknown to their science. They are further puzzled by how highly evolved the forms are, although they seem to pre-date humanity. Named "Elder Things," they're actually aliens and you know, alien stories rarely, if ever, go well. This could potentially get made before the strike date, since the script is already written, but I imagine this will be a project that gears up once the strike dust has settled.

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