Ron Howard to turn from the Bible to the Necronomicon? The Old Ones are pleased!!!
Published at: March 26, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST by headgeek
Hey folks, Harry here... The idea of an H.P. Lovecraft film coming from the man that conjures thoughts or cardigans, fishing poles and the America of yore... well, it tickles me. The idea that the director of these culty Dan Brown adaptations is turning his talents to the world of H.P. Lovecraft is crazy to ponder. And yet, that's exactly what Variety is telling us.
Now - technically, Ron isn't doing this quite yet - it's a deal with Universal and Imagine Entertainment with the intent of being a Ron Howard project. And TECHNICALLY this isn't even H.P. Lovecraft - it's the Image Comics property, THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT. Which basically has the nightmares and horrors of his writings basically unleashed upon the world. Now - none of us can really judge if this material does our fave horror writer justice, as this is one of those cases of a Comic being sold to become a movie before it has hit the stands. Which is coming this April 9th apparently.
Sounds interesting - if Ron Howard does end up directing this - this may end up being the first big Mainstream film to openly display the big scary fun that occupies the Lovecraft universe. Personally, I would prefer if Guillermo Del Toro's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS was first - but hopefully Ron's film will prime the pump and help Guillermo get his greatest masterpiece made. (if you read the script, you'd be as enthusiastic as me!)