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Ron Howard To Finally Bring A Little ‘Lovecraft’ To The Screen?
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It’s being reported that former geek, present directing god — Ron Howard may be finally bringing H.P. Lovecraft to the big screen; though it won’t be quite how we expected to first see the master horror writer appear in film. Howard would be making the movie based on the Image Comics’ graphic novel, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft.

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment purchased the rights to the graphic novel — which doesn’t even get released until April 8, 2009 — with the hopes that it would become a possible project for Ron Howard. No word on if he’ll actually take the job or not, but we can hope.

Strange Adventures is a sort of hybrid of Lovecraft’s life and his works — a type of fictional biopic-style fantasy horror! Basically, the book tells the tale of Lovecraft and his family’s real struggles with sickness and his own battles with his writing until one day he becomes cursed by a book, which turns his most evil thoughts and nightmares into reality.

If there’s one great out there whose work still remains relatively untouched, that great is H.P. Lovecraft. Many of his works have been rumored to be heading to the screen in some way or another, most notable at the hands of current master of haunting and magically visual cinema — Guillermo del Toro.

[Source: Variety]

  • Sweet! Considering that HPL is probably one of the best horror and THE best pulp authors of the 20th century. I’m really looking forward to this. Plenty of HPL adaptations have been done, but I think it’s time we get a flick that won’t be relegated to a sub-B movie status. Bring on the Eldritch Horrors!

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    I’m not sure how I feel about this…
    One on hand, that graphic novel DOES look pretty good, and if done right a Lovecraftian movie would be… interesting.
    On the other: Lovecraft is scary because of what he leaves to the imagination, because of the unimaginable horrors that one cannot possibly visualize, thusly destroying any chance at a good movie.
    So if Ron Howard can follow Lovecraft’s style and make a movie that will have everyone shitting their pants, then I will see it
    I guess

  • I don’t really think that Howard is a good fit for this type of film. There are so many other directors out that may not be as award winning but would still be better equipped to direct not only a possibly horror-genre film but a graphic novel adaptation. I guess it’s a wait and see on this one.

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