In this issue: The Avengers get spoiled, so if you don’t wanna listen, come back later. PLUS – The Old Ones and the Elder Gods do battle under da sea, while some actual comics get reviewed.
Show Notes after the Jump!
Today, IDW’s Chris Ryall and Bobby Curnow hosted a press event to discuss the company’s multi-universe crossover event, Infestation 2. The first time it was zombies, this time it’s time to break out the Lovecraftian Horror.
WARNING: SOME MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
In anticipation of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011, IDW Publishing today announced H.P. LOVECRAFT’S THE DUNWICH HORROR, a comic series with a modern take on Lovecraft’s timeless short story of terror The Dunwich Horror. Starting in October, author Joe R. Lansdale and artist Peter Bergting bring to the 21st century audience classic horrors that influenced many prominent authors, most notably Stephen King, who cites Lovecraft as the largest influence on his own writing.
While we won’t get to see Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness anytime soon, that hasn’t stopped a group of filmmakers from taking H.P. Lovecraft’s story and turning it into an animated movie.
There’s nothing spectacular about the piece, but Lovecraft fans are required to watch it… just because.
Sad news for Lovecraft fans who were anticipating an awesome take on H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness by Guillermo del Toro. Sadly, the movie will not be, as Universal passed on the project. GdT cites the hard R rating for the canceling of the project. What is really surprising is that Universal thought they could do an adaptation of Lovecraft’s work that is clearly in the hard horror genre.
Del Toro is now moving on to Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim “a PG-13 movie, involving monsters and the creation of a new world.”
“We started developing PAC RIM a while ago with the mad passion and enthusiasm of a project unwatched and unchecked by politics or comparisons. We designed and shepherded the movie we want to make. We start shooting in September and we hit the ground running because we are so in sync. My partnership with Legendary represents, both in scale and creative demands, a huge step forward for me.”
Boo. Boo, I say.
My first thought when I heard Hâ€™wood had picked up The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft to be turned into a motion picture even before the first issue had hit the stands was, â€œTheyâ€™re going to make a movie of this?â€Â Now, after finally getting my hands on the first is thought is, â€œTheyâ€™re going to make a movie of this!â€
Image Entertainment and Universal Pictures are teaming up to bring The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft to the big screen.Â I’m a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, and while I’m excited about this news, it is more interesting that Universal made the announcement two weeks before the comic book hits the shelves.
Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, book borrows elements from Lovecraftâ€™s life, such as his familyâ€™s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writerâ€™s block, and transforms the young writerâ€™s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.
The movie could be directed by Ron Howard, with the script being written by Carter.
No word on release date, but it can’t come soon enough.
Horror updated for modern times
Any fan of Lovecraft knows the tale of Dr. Herbert West, heck they even made a movie about it.Â But what of those who werenâ€™t around in 1921 and â€™22, or who didnâ€™t get the chance to see the brilliant Jeffrey Combs portray the Re-Animator in the three movies?Â Zenescope Entertainment is taking the Lovecraft tale and bringing it to the modern day, complete with disgruntled doctors, reagents, and the dead come to life.