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Lovecraft’s “Color Out of Space” Still Happening


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Three years ago came word that SpectreVision, an indie horror production company, planned to produce a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s famed short story “The Color Out of Space”.

Set in the wild hills west of Arkham in Massachusetts, the story follows a narrator who pieces together the story of a ‘blasted heath’, an area where many years ago a meteorite crashed.

As a result, the life force of anything living nearby is drained. Yet at the same time flora grows huge and strange, whilst animals are deformed and humans either go insane or die.

At the time Richard Stanley, who hadn’t helmed a film since the disastrous production that was 1996’s “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” was slated to direct and pen the screenplay with plans to shoot in early 2016. That didn’t happen and now, in an interview this week with Birth.Movies.Death, SpectreVision’s co-founder Josh C. Waller says they are still moving forward with it:

“It’s moving along. We announced that we were going to be doing it, what, three years ago? Let’s just say that we’re getting a lot closer. Significantly closer. Like, it’s coming up, so I will be busy with Richard on set with that sometime in the near future.”

Lovecraft’s famed novellas and short stories have included the likes of “At the Mountains of Madness,” “Shadow over Innsmouth,” “The Whisperer in Darkness” and “The Call of Cthulhu” with his works going on to heavily influence writers and directors like John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King and Alan Moore.
 

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Nic Cage To Lead “Color Out Of Space”


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“Mandy” star Nic Cage and that film’s production company SpectreVision are re-teaming for the previously announced film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s famed short story “The Color Out of Space” reports Production Weekly (via Bloody Disgusting).

Set in the wild hills west of Arkham in Massachusetts, Cage plays an affluent New Yorker and family man who has taken up residence on his father’s old farm homestead.

A meteorite crashes into their front yard, melting into the Earth and infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.

Richard Stanley (“Hardware”) helms the film from his own screenplay while Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard and Q’Orianka Kilcher co-star. Filming begins next month in Portugal.

Lovecraft’s famed novellas and short stories have included the likes of “At the Mountains of Madness,” “Shadow over Innsmouth,” “The Whisperer in Darkness” and “The Call of Cthulhu” with his works going on to heavily influence writers and directors like John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King and Alan Moore.
 

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Color Out of Space
Another beautiful photo is out from filmmaker Richard Stanley’s highly anticipated film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Color Out of Space” starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson. The film will have its world premiere next month at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.


The story follows a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. When a meteorite crashes into their front yard, it seems to melt into the earth and infect both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches… including them. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

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