For Guillermo Del Toro and Lovecraft fans, it has been a weird couple of days. After the good news story from io9, saying that At the Mountains of Madness would roll in June, a conflicting report stated that Del Toro was having problems getting Universal to commit and was considering directing Pacific Rim for Legendary Pictures if Universal didn't change its mind by yesterday.

While there is no word on Pacific Rim, The Criterion Cast emailed Guillermo Del Toro to confirm the June start date and he replied with: "The opposite-  Dead." Harry Knowles and other sources also seem to have confirmed the news, so it looks like we'll have to wait a good bit longer until we see a big budget, R-rated H.P. Lovecraft adaptation.

Universal definitely seems like they want to move into the big budget horror realm, but did they decide on The Dark Tower series over At the Mountains of Madness? I guess we'll know soon enough, but I think Guillermo Del Toro with James Cameron producing is less of a gamble than three films and a TV series for The Dark Tower from Ron Howard. Guillermo Del Toro has to be itching to get a project rolling after the issues with The Hobbit and now At the Mountains of Madness, so we should be hearing about Pacific Rim or whatever his next project is very soon.