Richard Stanley is back with another movie to creep the bejeezus out of you. And this time, the director has taken the help of HP Lovecraft, the renowned horror writer. Based on his 1927 short story ‘The Color Out of Space’, the movie will be one of many to bring the tale to the screen.
There was The Tommyknockers, Annihilation and The Curse which also took inspiration from TCOS. But this time, Stanley is choosing to stay more faithful to the short story, hence – the movie has the same title. It has been in the works since 2013 but unfortunately, luck was not at hand.
Finally, 2018 was the year when all the pieces fit into the puzzle. Stanley recruited acclaimed actor Nicholas Cage to be the protagonist. The oscar-winner is known for delivering his best every time and has become a horror buff himself.
Other cast members include Joely Richardson, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Q’Orianka Kilcher, and Tommy Chong.
So, what is the story about? According to the synopsis, it revolves around a family’s encounter with an extraterrestrial being. They have just moved into the countryside to get away from the city. And then one day, a meteorite lands near them. This alien life form infests their lives.
The alien manifests as vivid color and not only affects the environment around it but also the people – Nicholas Cage and his family. Cage is the father and husband trying to keep them safe. But the organism breaks down the barriers in his children and infects their mind and body.
A passion project for Stanley, it was written by him and Scarlett Amaris. The extraterrestrial horror movie will hit theatres on 24 January 2020.
Watch the trailer and prepare to be spooked.