Exclusive: Lovecraft trilogy in the works of SpectreVision!
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to talk to Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah of SpectreVision about their upcoming Color Out of Space movie starring Nicolas Cage as well as their love of HP Lovecraft confirming that they are trying to "build a universe" Lovecraft "with Color Out of Space director and co-writer Richard Stanley.
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Noah and Wood have revealed that they are in the early stages of development of The Dunwich Horror, saying that they expect there to be "enough appetite for these things, and that we can keep them going and do at least three of them," as Lovecraft feels is "a voice so important in horror ".
Stanley himself expressed an interest in adapting Dunwich for us in 2015, saying that he “would love to see Whateley being displayed on screen one day as a kind of degenerate proper backcountry. would imagine. He described the decision to make Color Out of Space or Dunwich Horror first as "a move up."
Noah and Wood were drawn to Stanley's script for Color Out of Space, as staying true to Lovecraft's material is incredibly important to the pair. Both share a desire to "help bring what Lovecraft did to the modern age in a way that relays the power he possessed during the time he was writing and publishing."
"Lovecraft is possibly the most adapted horror author of all time," Noah continued. “But there has never really been a totally faithful adaptation to any of his works. I think there are some that are close. One is the German version of Color Out of Space, released a few years ago. Stuart Gordon's movies are wonderful, but they are more Stuart Gordon than Lovecraft. We were committed to finding the Lovecraft adaptation that really captured the cosmic fear without the camp. When we find Richard Stanley's script, I remember texting Elijah after reading the first page and saying, "That's it." We found out. & # 39; When you watch this movie, you see that there are all kinds of little references that are allusions to other Lovecraft stories. "
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Noah also talked about translating complex stories into films, calling cinema and literature "closest cousins" and describing something "unknowable", making it subjective. “The character is able to meet him. You experience it through their eyes and ears, and it can be a very abstract psychedelic experience. This is the case with Color Out of Space, the third act is absolute chaos. I mean, sensory overload to the point where you have people after this movie saying I don't even understand what happened in the last 30 minutes, but boy was it overwhelming. And this is Lovecraft. You do not know what happens. The gods do not stop to tell insignificant beings what they are doing and why they are doing it. We're just ants deep in someone's shoe. And we never know. This is Lovecraft's thesis and personally we do not find it impossible to say on screen. "
Color Out of Space will hit theaters on January 24, 2020.