Nicolas Cage to star in SpectreVision’s The Color Out of Space
Bloody Disgusting reports that Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) has been tapped to star in SpectreVision’s upcoming film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Color Out of Space, which will be directed and written by Richard Stanley (Hardware, The Island of Dr. Moreau).The film’s production is scheduled to start on February in Portugal.
“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,” SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah said in a statement. “Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered.”
The Color Out of Space is described as a story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. 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 color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches … including them.
Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow), Tommy Chong (After Hours), Elliot Knight (Titans), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House) and Q’Orianka Kilcher (The Alienist) have also joined the cast.
Three years have already past since the announcement of SpectreVision’s involvement in the adaptation of Lovecraft’s short story. The film will be director Stanley’s comeback film since his dismissal from the 1996 H.G. Wells adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau, as chronicled in the brutal documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Doctor Moreau.
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