Collider was able to speak with director Guillermo del Toro at the Toronto International Film Festival recently, where the director shed some light on his upcoming film projects At the Mountains of Madness and Haunted Mansion 3D, and a new video game deal that he has yet to announce. Here are the bullet points from the site's conversation below:
- "del Toro told me he has a video game deal that's not yet announced. He revealed it's for 3 games to be made over 10 years with the goal of a new game every 3 years!
- Haunted Mansion 3D: he said it will be PG-13 and it will be a "dark ride". Says they turned in the storyline last week to Disney along with the first few key concept drawings. Matthew Robbins is writing and he'll start in about a month. Hopes to know if Disney will move forward on it in January. At that time he'll figure out if he will direct it or if it will be someone else.
- At the Mountains of Madness: del Toro gave me a scoop when he revealed Dennis Muren is designing the monsters! Muren told him "you've never seen monsters like this." If you don't who Dennis Muren is...look over his resume and you'll know when it's so cool that he's involved. He went on to say the film isn't greenlit yet, he'll be talking to some H.P. Lovecraft scholars to get their input on the script, hopes to make the movie without interference, explained how he got James Cameron involved, and says the film suffers from two big issues: it's a hard core R rated movie and it's a horror tentpole with a big budget."