Richard Stanley is returning to directing feature length films after over twenty years of absence. The director of the classic horrors Hardware (1990) and Dust Devil (1992), has finally had his long in development adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour of Space greenlit.
SpectreVision, the new horror production company setup just a few years ago, and who have already been behind films Cooties and The Boy, will produce the film for Stanley.
EW reported the news:
The film is an adaptation of famed “weird” author H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Colour Out of Space,” about a meteorite that drives people insane. Stanley will direct and pen the screenplay for the project, which he has been working on for several years. “There needs to be a scary Lovecraft movie,” Stanley said last year. “I want to make a bad trip film and ‘The Colour…’ definitely has what it takes to be a very, very bad trip indeed.”
“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,” said SpectreVision cofounder Daniel Noah, in a statement. “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 shoot the film in early 2016.
SpectreVision was founded in 2010 by Daniel Noah, director Josh C. Waller, and actor Elijah Wood. Its previous productions include the vampire film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, this summer’s making-of-a-serial-killer drama The Boy, and the currently-in-cinemas horror-comedy Cooties.