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.