Monday, September 28, 2009

Ron Howard Speaks About His Adaptation of The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft Comic

We’ve known for some time now that Ron Howard’s first comic book adaptation will be a film version of the Image Comics series, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. The comic is a fictionalized story featuring a young Lovecraft who goes from a wimpy writer to an ass-kicker of the supernatural.

Speaking to the LA Times Hero Complex blog, Howard shared his excitement for the material—a project he will most likely direct:

Look, it’s challenging, but if we get it right, it could be really original and psychologically interesting and scary in a great way. And it’s a graphic novel, this is new territory for me.

So I’ve got literally half-a-dozen projects where essentially I’m waiting for drafts to come in, and there’s something I love about all of these ideas. We’ll just have to wait to see what comes to fruition. I sort of can’t bear the thought of letting any of them go. So maybe I’ve got the next five years spoken for.

The thing about H.P. Lovecraft is that he is one of the greatest supernatural/horror/scifi writers of all times. His creatures, and ideas based on his creatures appear in so much of today's films and stories. I personally have not read the comic series, but I know it has been widely received quite well - and it will be fantastic to see Howard tackle something that is new territory for him - although this certainly feels a bit more Guillermo del Toro than it does Ron Howard.
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