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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Ron Howard could be directing The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft

Image Comics' The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, is being developed for Ron Howard to direct at Universal. The fictionalized tale borrows elements from Lovecraft's life, such as his own bouts with writer's block, and transforms his darkest nightmares into reality.
Toiling away as a timid and eccentric writer of pulp horror stories, H.P.
Lovecraft, is powerless in the world... in love with a girl who doesn't love him
back, mired in a profession that inspires no respect and frozen in the grip of a
terrible writer's block. Until one day when everything changes.
Lovecraft comes in contact with an ancient book that passes onto him an
insidious curse: whenever he sleeps, his darkest nightmares come true and are
loosed on the world. Suddenly, this shy and bumbling writer becomes both
an unwitting god of destruction and the only man who can fight the wickedness he
unleashes. It's a fantastical revision of the life and work of H.P.
Lovecraft, a story in the mold of the classic Universal horror movies. A weird
tale indeed.

Universal picked this up because its take on classic horror fits in well with their monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.

Mac Carter, who worked on the comic series and also directs commercials, will write the script and serve as an executive producer.

More info about the comic on the official site.

Ron Howard doing a comic book horror movie. Bit of a change for him. I love all things Lovecraft so it will be great to see the man himself on the big screen. I reckon Howard could be a good choice for the director as he does make quality films.

Two questions for you. Who could play Lovecraft (Don't say Tom Hanks) and what part will Ron's brother, Clint, play?

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