Ron Howard Might Direct The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft
by Alex Billington
March 25, 2009
Yet another indie graphic novel is headed to the big screen. Image Comics' The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, is being developed for Ron Howard to direct at Universal. The fictionalized tale borrows elements from Lovecraft's life, such as his own bouts with writer's block, and transforms his darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world. Universal picked this up because its take on classic horror fits in well with their monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.
Mac Carter, who worked on the comic series and also directs commercials, will write the script and serve as an executive producer. As far as I can recall, this could be Ron Howard's first comic book movie if he does take the job. If you don't know who H.P. Lovecraft is (
then what is wrong with you?), he is considered one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, responsible for such works as The Call of Cthulhu, Dreams of Terror and Death, and At the Mountains of Madness. If you're interested in this, the graphic novel hits shelves on April 8th. For more information on the comic, head over to: lovecraftcomic.com.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
I'm actually pretty excited about this. Has lots of potential.
skywarp on Mar 26, 2009
Lovecraft is my favorite writer of all time.. I'm crazy into the Cthulhu Mythos e(The worlds he made in his stories) So I will most def. be checking out the coming.. and the movie sounds like ti could be badass. Now I just wanna see del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness sooo bad.
CSpuppydog on Mar 26, 2009
Ron Howard + Lovecraft = PG13........
dAVIS_s_p on Mar 26, 2009
CTHULHU! sweet god Imagine how fucking scary that could be....cthulhu like raping the modern world. Never read lovecrafts shit though just remember a little short story book i used to read about it.
Cody on Mar 26, 2009
Ron Howard? Meh. He's a solid director, but he's never really knocked my socks off. Hopefully he sticks to producing it and has somebody else helm it. With Jackson/Del Toro busy, I'm not sure who would/could direct this. Any ideas?
KMils on Mar 26, 2009
#5, have you never seen Willow!
The_Phantom on Mar 26, 2009
This one is gonna rock! First the graphic novel with some sheer brilliance and intrigue storyline and now with added bliss of 'surround sound' its surely be one hell of an visual journey. So looking forward to it.
Alberto on Mar 31, 2010
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