The project, an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story, has been gestating for quite some time, and was even looking to be a reality until Universal pulled the plug back in 2011, compelling del Toro to throw himself instead into production of "Pacific Rim", which comes out this year. But with that production behind him, he's ready to give "Madness" another go. So while there's no official home yet, he seems confident that someone will pick up the adaptation, possibility Warner Brothers and Legendary, the studios behind "Pacific Rim".
The Lovecraft tale is similar to Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in theme, and while this has left many to believe that it will stop "Madness" from ever becoming a reality, del Toro's response is simply, "...screw it. Lovecraft was there first."
With a filmography including "Hellboy", "The Devil's Backbone", and "Pan's Labyrinth", del Toro is certainly suited to give us the best possible adaptation of Lovecraft's tale, and certainly with a dash of his own creative flair. Throw in star power like Tom Cruise and what's not to be excited about?
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