RLJE Films acquires Color Out of Space movie
RLJE Films has announced they’ve acquired the North American theatrical distribution rights to SpectreVision’s Color Out of Space. Starring Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, the film will have its world premiere this Saturday, September 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“We’re beyond excited to be reteaming with SpectreVision and XYZ Films for COLOR OUT OF SPACE,” RLJE Films’ Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward said. “Nicolas Cage unleashes another memorable performance – an incredible follow up off the heels of MANDY.”
Written and directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware), 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.
The movie also stars Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow), Madeleine Arthur (Big Eyes), Brendan Meyer (The OA), Tommy Chong (After Hours), Elliot Knight (Titans), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House) and Q’Orianka Kilcher (The Alienist).
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.
Color Out of Space is produced by SpectreVision along with Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller. Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Emma Lee, Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras and Michael M. McGuire serve as executive producers.