When Universal pulled the plug on a Guillermo del Toro-directed version of At the Mountains of Madness, del Toro said that he was still interested in making the movie in the future. That has now changed and del Toro says the reason is due to the upcoming release of Prometheus. Continue reading to find out what he had to say:

"Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause- knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.

This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.

The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, after Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.

The good part is: One project did… And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received."

When asked for more details, he responded with: "Same premise. Scenes that would be almost identical. Both movies seem to share identical set pieces and the exact same BIG REVELATION (twist) at the end. I won’t spoil it,"

Either he knows more about Prometheus than has been officially revealed or he just sees some very similar items from the synopsis and trailer. We can guarantee that this is something we'll hear more about after the release of Prometheus, if not earlier. We'll keep readers updated, but figured those that have been following At the Mountains of Madness would want to know.