Tom Cruise Eyeing At the Mountains of Madness

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Tom Cruise is likely to play the lead in Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness, producer James Cameron revealed to MTV News.

“I don’t think we have a deal with him yet,” added Cameron, “but we’re hoping to get that closed soon. Guillermo is madly working on a new draft of the script. Hopefully we’ll be shooting by June or July.”

Though the project, officially, has yet to be greenlit, it was revealed earlier this week that del Toro has been hard at work designing creature effects and pitching his R-rated take on the H.P. Lovecraft story.

Cruise, meanwhile, is next slated to appear in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, hitting theaters on December 16th.