Ron Howard Wants To Get Cyclopian Up In This Mug

As much as I love H.P. Lovecraft’s work, I’m always suspicious of re-imaginings of his life.  That’s not to say it couldn’t be good, and Ron Howard, while not the greatest director on the planet has clearly shown he knows what he’s doing with drama.  The question is can he handle the man and the mythos with a level of integrity and fun that they deserve.  I don’t know.  But he plans on it anyways, from Coming Soon:

Taking a break from his political films (Frost/Nixon) and Dan Brown adaptations, director Ron Howard is set to tackle The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, based on the Image Comics title, for Universal and Imagine.

It’s a departure, for sure. And the Los Angeles Times sat down with Howard to talk about the project.

“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,” he says. “The character is a very young Lovecraft.” Mac Carter, the script’s co-writer, is adapting the property for film and Howard says he’s just waiting on a draft. “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.”

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