Following is out of this world performance in Mandy, Nicolas Cage has reteamed with SpectreVision for the upcoming feature film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1927 novella The Color Out of Space.
Directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware, The Island of Dr. Moreau) from the script he penned, the film 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.
Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow), Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke), Elliot Knight ( “Titans”), Julian Hilliard (“The Haunting of Hill House”), and Q’Orianka Kilcher (“The Alienist”) also star.
Color of Outerspace will be produced by SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen, and Elijah Wood. Timur Bekbosunov, Johnny Chang, Emma Lee, and Peter Wong will executive produce for ACE Pictures with Stacy Jorgensen executive producing for SpectreVision.
SpectreVision partner Daniel Noah commented “Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror, and we have been searching for an adaptation that captures the true scope of his cosmic dread for years. Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered.”
Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that test the boundaries of the genre space. In 2015, Lisa Whalen joined the company as the fourth partner. The SpectreVision productions of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Cooties, Open Windows, The Boy, and their cult hit, The Greasy Strangler, has been screened at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as winning numerous awards and nominations. There most recent hit was this year’s Mandy where Nicolas Cage starred as a husband heel bent on revenge after his partner is murdered by a cult.
The Color Out of Space is set to begin production next month in Portugal.
Nicolas Cage is repped by Mike Nilon of STRIDE Management. Joely Richardson is repped by Gersh and ARG. Elliot Knight is repped by ICM and Affirmative Entertainment. Julian Hilliard is repped by Paradigm and The Green Room. Q’orianka Kilcher is repped by APA and Anonymous.