Cosmic horror is a genre that seems to be gaining popularity in recent years. Unlike traditional horror genres and common tropes, cosmic horror takes a refreshing point of view into perspective and focuses on the unknown. H.P. Lovecraft is one of but many names associated with crafting (get it?) the mysterious genre, and now it seems as though a new adaptation of one of his most famous and beloved stories will be released soon.
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So far, many of Lovecraft’s tales have been adapted, but not very well. There is a plethora of amazingly done Lovecraftian references in video games and television shows, but filmmakers struggle to capture the cosmic-horror vibe. Many of the adaptations already available are somewhat campy, or just overall poorly done.
Well, Lovecraft fans everywhere rejoice! Elijah Wood’s horror production company, SpectreVision is finally working on adapting Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space. The project has finally been confirmed in the works after being announced three years ago.
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Director Richard Stanley will be working on this project. Co-founder of SpectreVision, Josh C. Waller confirmed that the project was in the works and inferred about its progress in a recent interview with Birth.Movies.Death:
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.
Hopefully we’ll be able to get a glimpse of how the film will look soon enough. For those who are in the dark about the film’s story and what it’s based on, the premise relies on a mysterious meteorite that falls on a farmer’s land. As any fan will tell you, things take a terrible turn for all those involved, as almost always happens in anything by Lovecraft. For upcoming news on this specific adaptation, be sure to continually check on Bookstr for more info.
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