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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Updated: Forthcoming Terrors: Big budget Lovecraft...


Below you will find brief overviews of several big budget Lovecraft inspired films that might really benefit from Universal and Imagine Entertainment's adaptation of The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. Especially if Ron Howard directs...

Update: I've added two more projects to the list, both being developed by
Hans Rodionoff (Lovecraft and Mnemovore). Notice how two of the following projects (three counting The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft) contain Lovecraft as a main character...


The Arcanum

Production company: Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt and Gold Circle Films
Director: Randall Wallace
Writer: Thomas Wheeler
Cast: TBA
Plot: Adapted from Thomas Wheeler's novel, the story, set in 1919, follows Arthur Conan Doyle as he leads a secret society known as the Arcanum (whose members include magician Harry Houdini, voodoo priestess Marie Laveau and horror writer H.P. Lovecraft) against a powerful supernatural force that threatens the world...
Release date: TBA
Website: NA
IMDb: NA
Source: various sources


At the Mountains of Madness

Production company: Universal Pictures
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman
Plot: Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft...
Release date: TBA
Website: NA
IMDb: NA
Source: various sources


Lovecraft

Production company: TBA
Directed by: TBA
Written by: Hans Rodionoff
Cast: TBA
Plot:
When young H. P. Lovecraft becomes the reluctant guardian of the Necronomicon, an accursed book that is the doorway to the beyond, his life veers into strange territory. From an odd upbringing through his later success as a weaver of "weird" tales, Lovecraft maintains a tenuous balance between reality and the bizarre nightmares of his "fictional" horror. Based on the screenplay that was published as a graphic novel by Vertigo...
Release date: TBA
Website: NA
IMDb: NA
Source: various sources


Mnemovore

Production company: Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.
Directed by: Hans Rodionoff
Written by: Hans Rodionoff
Cast: Kristen Bell (as Kaley Markowic) and Michael Biehn (as her therapist) were featured in a 10-minute sample reel but have not signed on for the film...
Plot:
Based on the Vertigo comic (which ran for six issues in 2005) of the same name. The story focuses on Kaley Markowic, a young snowboarder who suffers a career-ending head injury during a competition, and loses part of her memory. While trying to recuperate from her head trauma, she discovers that the memories of others are being consumed by an ancient monster known as the Mnemovore. Kaley's amnesia leaves her immune to the monster's attacks, and the only one who can stop it...
Release date: TBA
Website: NA
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104095/
Source: various sources

Sacrilege


Production company: Rogue Pictures
Director: Neil Marshall
Writer: Neil Marshall
Cast: TBA
Plot: Set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party. It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie. This is Unforgiven by way of H.P. Lovecraft, with that grim, gritty setting and a horror element nobody has seen before...
Release date: 2010
Website: NA
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201160/
Source: various sources

(Thanks to a variety of sources)

1 comment:

  1. Check out the first issue of the magazine "Planet Lovecraft" for some great casting ideas for "The Arcanum". Fun stuff.

    -Eric

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