I think the whole forgotten environment/horrific beasties thing was still done fairly recently by PJ's Kong (which would have been great in 3D, now that I think of it), and while I don't love that movie, between it and Prometheus, I'm not too upset over the project's demise.
The Mountains of Madness
novella isn't much like King Kong
, to be honest.
My bad, got mixed up there. Haven't read Mountains
, but it was The Call of Cthulhu
which reminded me of Kong
... and Del Toro has said that he was concerned that a post-Prometheus Mountains
movie would feel too similar to the Scott film.
Just finished The Colour Out Of Space: favourite story so far and would potentially make a great film.
Sure, if you wanted to be depressed out of your mind! It's one thing to read
about a whole family (literally) falling apart; it'd be quite another thing to watch