Nicolas Cage Starring In Color Out Of Space

Nicolas Cage

by James White |
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Last year, Nicolas Cage delivered a startling slab of madness with Mandy. So we're hopeful for him teaming up with Richard Stanley for HP Lovecraft adaptation Color Out Of Space.

SpectreVision, the company run by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood that produced Mandy, is backing this one, and announced the new movie. The story, orginally in Lovecraft's The Colour Out Of Space, follows the Gardners, a family that 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.

Yeah, this sounds exactly like the sort of thing Cage could throw himself into. "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," Noah says in a statement. "Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered."

With Stanley making his first feature film since 2002 documentary The White Darkness, it'll also star Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard and Q’Orianka Kilcher. The cameras will be rolling next month.

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