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#1 pony_tail

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:08 PM

I'd even be willing to put up with a PG-13, just to see someone do Lovecraft right, finally.

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

The problem is that more or less all of the theme of the movie were hijacked by Prometheus. At least, IMHO. Ridley Scott more or less retconned the Xenomorphs into being Shoggoths and humanity to being the same weird accident as before. All of the horror and shock at discovering mankind was nothing more than a "terrible accident" kind of loses its bite this way.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:29 PM

I just read the screenplay that you can find online.

 

Anyone else read it?


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:29 AM

I just read the screenplay that you can find online.

 

And????


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:14 AM

And????

 

It was interesting....

 

I think it should make a decent movie. It very much reminded me of Carpenter's The Thing...which is obvious, because The Thing was so heavily based on Mountains.

 

Quite a lot of shoggoth action...lots. Plus a surprise guest appearance by someone else!

 

I had some issues with the way Del Toro dealt with the shogs. But, it makes sense story-wise, but not mythos canon-wise.

 

Track it down...it's worth a read.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:02 AM

From what I understand, that script is unlikely to be much like the final version.

 

Actually using the PG-13 rating may help a lot in setting AtMoM apart from Prometheus.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:05 AM

From what I understand, that script is unlikely to be much like the final version.

 

Actually using the PG-13 rating may help a lot in setting AtMoM apart from Prometheus.

 

Just as long as there aren't sassy teens or twenty-somethings playing scientists.

 

I hope there is a big advertising campaign.

 

McDonald's Shoggoth Shakes!! 

 

Happy Meal toys!!


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

Just as long as there aren't sassy teens or twenty-somethings playing scientists.

 

Danforth is a grad student, so he could very well be a twenty-something.

 

By the way, for anyone wanting to see if a PG-13 horror movie can work, I would recommend watching "The Haunting in Connecticut".


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Danforth is a grad student, so he could very well be a twenty-something.

 

By the way, for anyone wanting to see if a PG-13 horror movie can work, I would recommend watching "The Haunting in Connecticut".

 

I should have said 'vapid' twenty-something...that's what I meant. 

 

PG-13 can work...it should focus on terror, not gore.

And there's always the DVD Director's cut for added grue.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:05 AM

According to the article below Del Toro is planning to film an R rated version and an editet PG 13 version and release both versions at the same time.

 

http://bloody-disgus...madness-sleeve/


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#11 yogsothothandcthulhu

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:30 AM

So I just got done reading the original script that was leaked onto the Internet (I will provide links to both the script and a review of said script), and I can honestly say I'm not impressed, it hardly follows the original story and complety destroys any chance of getting a "lovecraft feel" out of it. Please discuss.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

yogsothothandcthulhu's post moved to Unshowable and merged with current topic on Del Toro's AtMoM.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

I put little trust in a random "original" script on the Internet, which I know has been around since at least 2009, resembling whatever movie might be made in five years or so.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:39 PM

Frick!!! Was my forum deleted? I have a link to the original screenplay for those of you who want to read it. I'm warning you though, it is exactly what I feared would happen. I just hope he has changed it.

 

I have no problem with the PG-13 rating, as it can be done, just not to the fullest extent I would take it lol. I'm thinking of writing my own version of the screenplay for the mountains of madness, I know it will most likely never be turned into a movie, but it would be a fun thing to try.
The script and or screenplay that I posted was actually what Fallingtower was suggesting.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:39 AM

And, like I said, that script has been around for at least five years and can't really be verified as ever coming from Del Toro. Since Del Toro probably won't start working on the movie for another five years, if ever, even if the script is authentic I doubt that it will resemble the final film. 


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#16 yogsothothandcthulhu

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:41 AM

I really hope what you say is true ElijahWhateley, I really do.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

Watch "Del Toro Interview on "At The Mountains of Madnes…" on YouTube

 

Del Toro Interview on "At The Mountains of Madness… :

 



I guess that was the original script. Thank goodness he has changed it.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

I read 'that' script and I found it decent enough. But subtlety isn't one of it's strong point, very action oriented.

(whole lotta shoggoth)

 

It's gonna take skill to balance Hollywood and Lovecraft. Too much Hollywood is gonna spoil the Lovecraft and I fear too much Lovecraft is going to keep Hollywood from funding the film.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:34 PM

Frick!!! Was my forum deleted?

 
You didn't have a forum, you had a topic in a forum. Please read post #12 (two posts above yours).
 

I have a link to the original screenplay for those of you who want to read it.

 
Please re-read your original post (now #11 in this thread) and the red moderator text.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

I hope they don't make Del Toro introduce a love triangle between Cthulhu, Shub-Niggurath, and Yog-Sothoth. Although that would be very interesting to watch.





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