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‘Hardware’ director Richard Stanley to adapt H.P. Lovecraft story

‘Hardware’ director Richard Stanley to adapt H.P. Lovecraft story


This director is back in the game.

Richard Stanley, who directed Hardware, is set to adapt an H.P. Lovecraft story, Color Out of Space, according to SpectreVision. This marks his first feature since 1992’s Dust Devil.

SpectreVision co-founder Daniel Noah talked about the project in a statement:

“H.P. Lovecraft is the undisputed father of literary horror, and yet, bafflingly, there has yet to be a cinematic treatment that captures the dark beauty of the man’s oeuvre. Richard Stanley’s note perfect adaptation of Color Out of Space represents an epiphany for me — as it no doubt will be for legions of Lovecraft devotees around the world.”

Stanley also talked about the project last year, reports Entertainment Weekly, saying that he has a distinct vision for a Lovecraft story.

“There needs to be a scary Lovecraft movie. I want to make a bad trip film and ‘The Colour…’ definitely has what it takes to be a very, very bad trip indeed.”

Casting is underway with a proposed 2016 release date.