Since the studios couldn’t get their act together in time for Guillermo Del Toro to direct The Hobbit, what movie is he going to make instead? It’s a movie he’s expressed a desire to make for quite a long while now: At the Mountains of Madness, based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
In the Lovecraft tale, a gruesome discovery made during a scientific expedition to the South Pole in the 1930s hints at the true origin of mankind having come from elder gods from another planet. Bad things happen when those life forms are awakened.
So that may not be a big surprise to you. No, the big surprise is the project’s producer: James Cameron.