Universal and Imagine Entertainment are gearing up for “The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft”. “The studio has bought the rights to Image Comics’ graphic novel, with the project a possible directing vehicle for Ron Howard.
Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz for Image Comics, which has also given us “Spawn”, “The Strange Adventures Of H. P. Lovecraft” utilizes elements from the real Lovecraft’s life including his family’s struggle with mental illness and his struggles with writer’s block. The comic tells the story of the young writer’s darkest nightmares becoming a reality when he discovers across a book, a dark book that that puts a curse on him and lets all the evils and demons he has ever imagined come to life on the world. Carter will pen the script and serve as executive producer alongside Blitz. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Howard are producers. David Bernardi, and director of development Chris Wade will serve as co-producers.
Lovecraft, who died in 1937, is considered one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, perhaps best known for being a forefather of “cosmic horror” with his “Cthulu Mythos”. He has had a profound impact on horror writing, as well as various other media such as film and comic books.
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By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Variety.com)