With so many epic and awesome movies at our disposal, how could we ever lament not having more? Well, that’s what we explore in our new series, The Movie That Almost Was, where we take a look at films that got deep into the planning, pre-production and sometimes actual production, only to never see the light of day. What happened? What went wrong? Are we better or worse off without it?
In this episode, we take a look back at the doomed, big-budget, R-rated AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS adaptation from director Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH), producer James Cameron (ALIENS), and star Tom Cruise (THE MUMMY), based on H.P. Lovecraft’s famous novella! In fact, it came really close to being made many times, and we chronicle the ill-fated journey of this amazing-sounding film, as well as what it might’ve looked like! Hope you enjoy!