SpectreVision, an indie horror production company, has confirmed that it will produce a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s famed short story “The Color Out of Space”.
Set in the wild hills west of Arkham in Massachusetts, the story follows a narrator who pieces together the story of a ‘blasted heath’, an area where many years ago a meteorite crashed.
As a result, the life force of anything living nearby is drained. Yet at the same time flora grows huge and strange, whilst animals are deformed and humans either go insane or die.
Richard Stanley (“Hardware,” “Dust Devil”) will direct, the filmmaker’s first feature in over two decades. He will direct and pen the screenplay which aims to be scary. In a statement, SpectreVision cofounder Daniel Noah says:
“H.P. Lovecraft is the undisputed father of literary horror, and yet, bafflingly, there has yet to be a cinematic treatment that captures the dark beauty of the man’s oeuvre. Richard Stanley’s note perfect adaptation of Color Out of Space represents an epiphany for me – as it no doubt will be for legions of Lovecraft devotees around the world.”
Casting is currently underway with plans to begin filming in early 2016.