Nicolas Cage has been tapped to star in a feature-length adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out Of Space, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Hardware and Dust Devil director Richard Stanley is directing the film from his own screenplay, with SpectreVision producing.
The film will see Cage play the character of Nathan Gardner, “an affluent New Yorker and family man who has taken up residence on his father’s old farm homestead. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly colour. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.”
SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah said in a statement: “Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror, and we have been searching for an adaptation that captures the true scope of his cosmic dread for years. Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered.”
The Colour Out Of Space will also star Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard and Q’Orianka Kilcher. Production will begin in Portugal in February.
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