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Ron Howard to Direct "Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft"

Posted: March 26th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are planning a "The Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft," based on the Image Comics' graphic novel, which is set to box on April 8th. The project is a potential directing vehicle for Ron Howard.

Universal sparked to "Lovecraft" because its take on classic horror fits in well with the studio's library of monster fare featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.

Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, book borrows elements from Lovecraft's life, such as his family's struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer's block, and transforms the young writer's darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.

Lovecraft, who died in 1937, is considered one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

Source: Variety


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Stringer Bell writes:
on March 26th, 2009 at 4:22:13 AM

How about a decent adaptation of one of Lovecraft's actual works? There's yet to be a really solid Cthulhu movie. I'd be much more interested in that.
Elvis Van Helsing writes:
on March 26th, 2009 at 4:36:42 AM

Will this acknowledge his racism and fear of women?
dwightschrute writes:
on March 26th, 2009 at 7:34:48 AM

Sweet, Howard is just about right for the job.
i3u7n5 writes:
on March 26th, 2009 at 10:52:36 AM

No Cthulhu in this????
acslaterson writes:
on March 26th, 2009 at 4:07:23 PM

I hope Howard does the Arrested Development movie before this! I might pick up the GN, but do AD first Howard!
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on March 27th, 2009 at 1:19:12 AM

This sounds like a job for David Fincher...I don't think f*ckin' Opie is cut out for this one.

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