Think of the weirdest combination of things you can think of. Whatever bizarre and insane set of things popped up from the abyss of your subconscious is still nowhere near as profoundly weird as what I am about to tell you. Nic Cage is teaming up with recluse South African director Richard Stanley to create a film adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story.
Truly, we’ve hit peak weird and the film isn’t even made yet.
But it’s all true. Nicolas Cage will be working with his Mandy producers to adapt “The Color Out Of Space” by H.P. Lovecraft. And the synopsis from the press release is already pretty weird to begin with:
“Color out of Space is a story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.”
Adding on to that, the film will be written and directed by Richard Stanley. If you don’t know who that is (no shame, I had to look him up myself), he’s a South African director who worked on the 1996 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau. However, he was kicked off the very-weird project and ever since, he’s only reappeared to directs shorts or the occasional documentary. This project would be his first feature film in over two decades.
Sadly we don’t have any more details than these, but it’s enough to leave us imagining the kind of weird and wild ride we’re about to watch unfold.