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Richard Stanley’s Color Out Of Space gets a trailer and there are plans for a Lovecraft cinematic universe

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Always good to see Nicolas Cage screaming while holding a shotgun!

SpectreVision, the boutique genre division of Company X, and ACE Pictures is bringing us Color Out Of Space. Starring Nicolas Cage, the film is directed by Richard Stanley – his first feature in over twenty years. Based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft, the film reunites Cage with SpectreVision, the company behind the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2018 film Mandy.

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story.

Directed by Richard Stanley, the films stars Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Josh C. Waller, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Tommy Chong.

The film is released on 24th January 2020.

Talking to ComingSoon, SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah about the film they confirmed that they are attempting to “build out a Lovecraft universe” with director and co-writer Richard Stanley.

They are in the very early stages of developing The Dunwich Horror, saying that they hope there’s “enough of an appetite for these things, and we can keep them going and make at least three of them” as they feel Lovecraft is “such an important voice in horror.”

“Lovecraft is possibly the most adapted horror author ever,” Noah continued. “But there’s really never been a totally faithful adaptation of any of his works. I think there are a few that are sort of close. One of them is the German version of Color Out of Space that came out a few years ago. Stuart Gordon’s films are wonderful, but they are more Stuart Gordon than they are Lovecraft. We had been hellbent on finding the Lovecraft adaptation that truly captured cosmic dread without the camp. When we encountered Richard Stanley’s script, I remember texting Elijah after I read the first page and said, ‘This is it. We found it.’ When you see this film, you’ll see that there are all kinds of little references that are allusions to other Lovecraft stories.”

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