Is John August Now Adapting Lovecraft?


Writer responds to rumors

As if John August wasn’t busy enough.

Tracking-Board is reporting that August has been brought in to rewrite a draft of The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, based on the Image comic book.

Universal and Imagine Entertainment picked up the rights to adapt the mini-series in 2009.

August responded to the rumor via his Twitter account (take it for whatever it’s worth): “Re: rumors about projects I’m involved with: yes, no, Chris Pine, already written, ask Universal, Salton Sea, await DNA results.”

August has Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie on the way.

Lovecraft borrows elements from the author’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s 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.

Source:, /Film