brian-mcgee - November 18, 2019
Easily the most bonkers sci-fi/fantasy author of his time, H.P. Lovecraft's work has been turned into some absolutely insane films like Re-Animator and From Beyond. His latest work to get the film treatment is his 1927 short story "The Colour Out of Space," which has actually been adapted several times before, but this time around, they've got director Richard Stanley—famously fired from The Island of Dr. Moreau in the mid-90s—behind the camera and the world's most eclectic actor, Nicolas Cage, in front of the camera!
Stanley's promising directorial career was put on hold when he was summarily disgraced after the Dr. Moreau debacle, and you can find out more about that by watching the doc Lost Soul, which I recommend highly. Having not directed a feature film since 1992's Dust Devil, you could say that this is a hugely anticipated movie in certain geeky circles, and the addition of Nic Cage to proceedings only makes it seem more intriguing.
As you can tell from the trailer, the film deals with a seemingly normal family terrorized by colors following a meteor crashing into their yard. If you're not hooked by the time Nic Cage is firing a shotgun, covered in blood, and screaming, this likely isn't the film for you. The rest of us can rejoice, however, as Color Out of Space hits theaters on January 24.
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