We’re barely off of the announcement that At The Mountains of Madness is happening at all, and already we’re hearing rumors of casting considerations. Coming from Collider, their sources claim that Del Toro has remained interested in Tom Cruise after their meetings about a new Van Helsing film, and now wants the star to lead his exploration into Lovecraft’s nightmares. The same sources claim that Universal is interested in and reaching out to James McAvoy.

There is scarce detail here folks, and even this information could be second-hand impressions of actual happenings, if they’re based on anything at all. We’re almost a year away from the Spring 2011 start of shooting, and while it certainly won’t take that long to find out who’s leading the ill-fated team, it’s going to take longer than this.