Lovecraft and Ron Howard. Strange Adventures on film!

September 25, 2009 | | Comments 0

strangelovecraftThe L.A. Times Blog is reporting that Ron Howard’s potential next directing project could be to adapt the Image Comics graphic series THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT for the big screen. The project is currently in development at Howard’s and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment.

“It very cleverly uses H.P. Lovecraft in a fictional way, but there’s some loose biographical elements. But it certainly has the flavor and the tone of Lovecraft,” Howard told L.A.Times blog writer Geoffrey Boucher. “The character is a very young Lovecraft.”

Howard went on to tell Times’ Boucher, “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.”

It won’t be the first time that Howard broached the “fantastical” after his last two films The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons which stand as the highest grossing films in Howard’s 27 year career.

Although the series has not yet been collected in graphic novel format, chances are that we’ll be seeing that soon enough from the DC Comics owned Image label. For those of you who can’t wait, check in with your local comic book store for issues which may still be on the racks. I’ll be tracking them down myself to give you the Parnormal Confidential view of the series. (Now if we could only get a big-budget adaptation of an authentic Lovecraft story on screen, that would be a real cause for celebration.)

And, of course, watch this space for any news regarding casting and a start date on the production.

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