There’s A Part For Ron Perlman In At The Mountains Of Madness If He Wants It

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There has been a rumor circulating that Ron Perlman may co-star in the adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror tale about an ill-fated Antarctic expedition, “At the Mountains of Madness”. Guillermo Del Toro confirmed that there is a part for Perlman in his film, if he’s available.

“All I can tell you is if Ron Perlman is free, he will be in … I wrote a part for him. He read it and if everything falls in place, Ron Perlman has a role in it written specifically for him.”

“Ron plays Larson, the sort of dog guy, the guy that cares for the dogs and the sled — the part of the expedition that is dog sleds … It’s a fantastic character. I really love him. He’s sort of a pragmatic guy, doesn’t care about science or the mythology or the cosmology. He just is a hard-boiled Nordic man, and it is written specifically for him.”

Ron Perlman as a “hard-boiled Nordic man” in a movie full of giant monsters? I like the sound of that. Perlman is currently filming “Drive”, and has a number of other projects in the works. Del Toro is in the midst of pre-production on “Madness”, but there is no solid shooting schedule, so at the moment it is unclear if the schedules will sync up.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight