We told you about Ron Howard’s big budget adaptation of The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft way back in March, and now it looks like it might really be happening. The comic’s got a fictionalized young Lovecraft dealing with some of the unmentionable horrors that he only wrote about in real life. (At least, we hope.)
Howard recently talked to the LA Times about the project and it seems like he might be pushing ahead with it as his next project. He’s got half a dozen projects that he’s waiting on
scripts for that came during his last three years sucked into the world of Dan Brown and will hand off a few to other directors, but it
looks like he wants Lovecraft for himself. “You
just never know,” Howard said, “development is a minefield or a
high-wire act or whatever you want to call it, but yeah, hopefully that
it moves along and I will be directing that one.”
It will definitely be a strange turn for the director, but he seems really excited about the possibilities.
“Look, it’s challenging, but if we get it right, it could be really original and psychologically interesting and scary in a great way. And it’s a graphic novel, this is new territory for me.”
Many people have already voiced concern about Howard on this project- the man’s not exactly known for his interesting visual style, something that seems like a requirement for a Lovecraft film. But could he handle it? For more from the man read the whole article.