Universal and Imagine Team on H.P. Lovecraft


Universal and Imagine Entertainment are developing The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft for the big screen, reports Variety.

The studio has bought the film rights to Image Comics’ graphic novel, with the project a potential directing vehicle for Ron Howard. The book hits stores on April 8.

The studio sparked to “Lovecraft” because its take on classic horror fits in well with the studio’s library of monster fare featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man, the last of which is being brought back to theaters later this year.

Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, the book borrows elements from Lovecraft’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.

Carter, a commercial director, will write the script and serve as executive producer alongside Blitz.