The next classic work of horror master H.P. Lovecraft will be adapted in the coming years. This time we talk about Color Out of Space, a short story from March 1927, which is one of the author's favorite works. Nicolas Cage will play the main role in the movie.
Color Out of Space takes place in New England and focuses on the Gardner family, who move to the countryside to escape from the hustle of the city. One day, a meteor falls near their house and is absorbed into the ground. The alien object gradually begins to change its surroundings, starting with plants, then influencing animals and finally people.
As we can read on Deadline, the main role in Color Out of Space will be played by Nicolas Cage. The actor has a good streak recently - last year he played in a very well received horror film Mandy and provided voice in one of the Spider-Man animation called Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Other confirmed actors include Joely Richardson (she played in the silver screen version of 101 Dalmatians and The Tudors series), Tommy Chong (That '70s Show), Elliot Knight (Sindbad), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House) and Q'Orianka Kilcher (The New World). Movie is going to be directed by Richard Stanley, the creator of Hardware and Dust Devil, for whom it will be a return to directing feature films after a twenty-year break. The shooting will begin next month.
It is worth mentioning that this will not be the first film adaptation of Color Out of Space. The story had been released as a movie in 1965, 1987, 2008 and 2010. The last of the above mentioned screenings, entitled Die Farbe, moved the action to Germany and was shot mostly in black & white with the use of the title’s “unique” color. Also, the famous sci-fi production called Annihilation, from 2018, contained numerous references to the work of H.P. Lovecraft.