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Richard Stanley + Nicolas Cage = a “COLOUR OUT OF SPACE” we can’t wait for

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Richard Stanley doesn’t make your typical genre movies, and that’s not changing with his long-mooted H.P. Lovecraft adaptation THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, which announced its cast and start of production today.

SpectreVision and ACE Pictures announced that Nicolas Cage will star in COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, which begins shooting next month. It’s Cage’s second film for SpectreVision after last year’s much-loved MANDY (pictured), and with Stanley at the helm, it promises to be just as gonzo a film. Also in the cast are Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard and Q’Orianka Kilcher; SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood are producing.

“Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror,” Noah says, “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.” With, no doubt, an equally intense turn by Cage at its center. COLOUR, set in the present day, focuses on the Gardners, a New England farm family who find their animals and themselves infected and mutated by a strange force that spreads from a meteorite after it crashes on their property.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.