Ron Howard to Direct The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft

by Joey Paur

So I guess Ron Howard has got his next directing gig lined up with Universal Pictures and Imagine Enertainment. The film will be a adaptation from the Image comics graphic novel 'The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft.' Variety Reports:

U sparked to "Lovecraft" because its take on classic horror fits in well with the studio's library of monster fare featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man, the last of which is being brought back to the bigscreen later this year.

Lovecraft, who died in 1937, is considered one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

I think this would be a great project for Howard to take on! He has never directed a horror movie and I would love to see what Ron Howard can pull off. The comic was created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, book borrows elements from Lovecraft's life. Here is a plot summary for the graphic novel.

Toiling away as a timid and eccentric writer of pulp horror stories, H.P. Lovecraft, is powerless in the world... in love with a girl who doesn't love him back, mired in a profession that inspires no respect and frozen in the grip of a terrible writer's block. Until one day when everything changes. Lovecraft comes in contact with an ancient book that passes onto him an insidious curse: whenever he sleeps, his darkest nightmares come true and are loosed on the world. Suddenly, this shy and bumbling writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only man who can fight the wickedness he unleashes. It's a fantastical revision of the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft, a story in the mold of the classic Universal horror movies. A weird tale indeed.

This could turn out to be a awesomly good film! This is a film project I am really excited about. What do you all think?

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