‘Color Out of Space’ is the upcoming horror film based on one of the iconic stories by H.P. Lovecraft and brings back the ’90s horror director Richard Stanley to both direct the movie and co-write it with Scarlett Aramis. Stanley hasn’t been in the director’s chair since being fired from ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau.’ Starring Nicolas Cage as one of the leads, it is a trippy story where a meteor from outer space devastates a small rural community. Joining Cage in front of the camera will be Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Josh C. Waller, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Tommy Chong.
For those unfamiliar with the novel that this film is based on, here’s a synopsis:
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, Color Out of Space is “gorgeous, vibrant and terrifying” (Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central).
You can check out the ‘Color Out of Space’ trailer right here!
All of Lovecraft’s tales were set in the 19th century, so giving one a fresh coat of paint and sticking it in the 21st wouldn’t work for many of his stories. The trailer for ‘Color Out of Space’ makes me feel like this is one of the few which might be able to pull it off.
As to putting the film together, Stanley said:
“We’ve updated the Lovecraft story and tried to bring it into the 21st century, which I’m sure will offend some Lovecraft fans, the purists who still want it to be set in the mid-19th century in the year of the original setting of the story. But I figured we owed it to HPL to drag him into the present and to make him a clear and present danger for a current generation of 13- and 14-year-olds and for it not to seem like something that’s quaint and of the past and something that one’s grandparents were into. I wanted to make him fresh, to try to reinvent the wheel as far as Lovecraft adaptations go.”
What did you think of the official ‘Color Out Of Space’ trailer? If you’ve read the novel, do you feel that this lives up to the source material? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
You can check out ‘Color Out Of Space’ in theaters on January 24th, 2020!
Source: Entertainment Weekly