You know, what IF one of the foundational authors of modern horror, H.P. Lovecraft, wasn't just making up stories, but instead basing them on real-life creatures? That's the new pitch from the creators of Game of Thrones...
...According to Deadline, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are bringing fans an untitled Lovecraft film through Warner Bros.
Inspired by Hans Rodionoff's graphic novel, Lovecraft, the story is set to be adapted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Aeon Flux, The Invitation), with Karyn Kusama (director of The Invitation and Jennifer's Body), producing.
Says the site:
The filmmakers are keeping it close to the vest, but I’m told the movie asks a horrifying question: what if H.P. Lovecraft wasn’t making it up? What if the monsters he created are real? Also, the movie will be set in 1920 within the Cthulhu mythos."
Lovecraft has been inspiring writers and filmmakers alike for ages, having been adapted many, many times, including fan favorites such as Stuart Gordon's Re-animator or From Beyond. Supposedly, Benioff and Weiss have been eyeing this project for years, and with what they managed to accomplish on Game of Thrones in terms of scope and scale, I personally can't wait to see what they'll do with the creatures of Lovecraft's mythos.
What do you all think? Is this something you're excited for?
By Matt Konopka