Indie company RadioactiveGiant has acquired the rights to develop, produce and distribute “Miskatonic,” a feature film inspired by the works of acclaimed horror author H.P. Lovecraft.
Not a direct adaptation of one of his works like “The Call of Cthulhu” or “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” instead this will be an original work created in the Lovecraft tradition which melds science fiction and horror in a period setting.
Miskatonic refers to a fictional university located in the fictional Massachusetts town of Arkham. First appearing in Lovecraft’s “Herbert West: Reanimator” story, references to the school and its various professors popped up in numerous works from his Cthulhu Mythos including “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Shadow Out of Time,” “The Dreams in the Witch House,” “The Whisperer in Darkness” and “At the Mountains of Madness”.
Albert Sandoval will direct from a script by Devlin Mann and Stephen Dare. Sandoval and Daemon Hillen will produce. Filming aims to begin late 2015.