John August To Adapt ‘Lovecraft’ For Film, All Hail Cthulhu

Tuesday, February 22 by

The multi-tentacled monster of awesome that is H.P. Lovecraft’s mythology is slowly making its way to the big screen again.

Looks like screenwriter John August (Corpse Bride, lots of Tim Burton stuff) will take a stab at adapting The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, an Image Comics series by Mac Carter. More than a year ago, there were rumors that Ron Howard wanted a go at Cthulhu, but he’s now adapting Stephen King‘s Dark Tower, which will span 3 movies, 2 TV series, and probably a 18 comic books, 4 giant Playstation games and an iPhone app that contains 80 webisodes. So he’s busy for awhile.

No director or stars are attached; this is still in very early stages. Meanwhile, Necronomicon-ners can check out At the Mountains of Madness, which is based on a Lovecraft novel and will be directed by Guillermo Del Toro. It’s coming to theaters… not soon. That’s being filmed this summer, so expect a wait on that too. Damn it, I hate waiting. (Empire Online)

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