Still bummed about the fact that Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness is no longer happening? Well, there’s not much I can do about that… but perhaps today’s Video of the Day will help ease your H.P. Lovecraft craving just a tiny bit. Craig Macneill‘s Late Bloomer isn’t a Lovecraft adaptation per se, but it explicitly draws inspiration from the horror author’s oeuvre to tell the tale of one “seventh grade sex ed class gone horribly wrong.” The funny short film played at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and is now available in its entirety online.

A note of warning to our readers: Late Bloomer isn’t technically NSFW — you don’t see anything more explicit than you would in a basic junior high school health textbook, and the terms used are more euphemistic or clinical than outright filthy — but I doubt even the most relaxed boss would be thrilled to hear florid descriptions of adolescent lust and genitalia ringing through the office hallways. Once you’re positive you’re not sitting anywhere that you could get in trouble for sexual harrassment, watch the video after the jump.

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After you write and direct a movie that makes over $2 billion worldwide, your mind itself becomes a commodity. So while James Cameron slowly preps his next directorial effort, Avatar 2, he’s lending his filmmaking genius to a few other projects. One is Sanctum, the Alister Grierson directed 3D cave movie that hits theaters February 4. Then there’s the Fantastic Voyage reboot, the Cirque du Soleil movie and others.

The really high profile one, though, is At the Mountains of Madness, the next film by director Guillermo del Toro based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Cameron is producing the film, which is about incredible discoveries on an Antarctic expedition. The Billion Dollar Man was doing press for Sanctum when he offered up the latest update on the film, which will start shooting this summer. Read what he had to say after the jump. Read More »