James Cameron talks At The Mountains Of Madness

Guillermo Del Toro

James Cameron may be raising hackles over at the Piranha 3D camp thanks to his criticisms of that movie’s use of 3D, but evidently he’s still a huge fan of Guillermo Del Toro.

During an interview with Wired , Cameron talked about Del Toro’s adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness – for which the Avatar director is serving as a 3D advisor – and likened it to Aliens in terms of scale.

“[ It’s ] going to be an epically scaled horror film and we haven’t seen anything like that in a really long time - I guess since Aliens ,” he said.

The director also had nothing but praise for Del Toro, adding:

"The thing about Lovecraft is that he left a lot to the imagination… He never told you what they looked like. He managed to create a sense of creeping horror without specifics…

“Guillermo brings an eye for design that is so original and so quirky and so steeped in the lore of movie design and horror design, but always fresh and unexpected.

“Frankly, I just want to see what he comes up with and I want to enable the nuts and bolts of the production so he doesn’t have to worry about that. I want to help him how to work in 3-D.”

Any friend of Del Toro is a friend of ours… sort of.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.