Tom Cruise Top Choice For Mtns of Madness

Tom Cruise is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s new film. Del Toro is finishing up his script for “At the Mountains of Madness,” the H.P. Lovecraft adaption he is directing with producer James Cameron, and has Cruise eyed for the lead.

MTV News reports:

“Tom does want to do the picture,” Cameron said of Cruise’s continued interest. “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,” he added. “Hopefully we’ll be shooting by June or July.”

Like so many, the prospect of this film is so awesome to me, and I really think del Toro is exactly the director/writer to pull it off. I’m not a Tom Cruise fan, though, and I worry he’ll bring to this film that sort of casual arrogance and flat acting that I can’t stand in so many of his performances.

Does casting Tom Cruise in this film scare anyone else?

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8 thoughts on “Tom Cruise Top Choice For Mtns of Madness

  1. I agree a good actor is one who is different in ever Role… AL Pacino, Kevin Spacey , Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Robert DeNiro, Jeffery Rush.. I could go on … I have read all the Lee Child Reacher books I am doubtful.. Now if you have not read the books you will not have the sense of Reacher that leaps off of every page. So in that case you may like Tom’s Reacher and it may be a good action movie to see. But Crusie is no ‘Reacher” I am just saying….

  2. I’ll give you this Cruise is a good actor, in the roles he plays. The only problem with that is he is the same character in every thin he does. The only difference is the characters name. I mean come on. He has a big enough name that he could play a truly meaningful character in something. That is if he’s really as good an actor as everyone says!

    1. A good actor is NOT the same character in every role he plays.

      But you are right. Cruise is a good actor when he wants to be. And you need to see more of his films if you think he is always the same.

  3. Regardless of whether he’s loopy off screen the guy is a proven actor, especially in roles that require more physicality. I trust in Del Toro and applaud this move. It just made a movie that I was sorta meh about all that much more interesting.

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