A little while ago we heard that Tom Cruise was interested in starring in the Guillermo del Toro directed, James Cameron produced, At The Mountains of Madness. The film is based on the H.P. Lovecraft novella, and the duo are looking to create an R-rated, 3D adaptation of the story. While out promoting Sanctum, Cameron spoke to MTV about Cruise’s potential involvement and everything seems to be looking up…

According to Cameron:

“Tom [Cruise] wants to do the picture. I don’t think we have a deal with him yet, 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.”

What else does Cruise have up his sleeve exactly? Is there a specific reason why this deal can’t happen now? Granted he’s busy working on Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, but that film shoot shouldn’t last until June. Come on now, Tom.

The story of At Mountains of Madness will center on an expedition in Antarctica that reveals the true origin of humanity that’s hidden behind the highest mountains. Aliens? Monsters? Who knows!

What do you think of Cruise possibly starring in At the Mountains of Madness?