This is a story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.
Filming is aimed to begin sometime in February 2019. (1/23/19)
SpectreVision partner Daniel Noah was quoted saying: "Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror, 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."
Nic Cage reteams with production company SpectreVision after they worked together on Mandy.
This marks the return of director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil), who hasn't directed a feature film in over 20 years. The last film he worked on was 1996's The Island of Dr. Moreau, where he was ultimately fired and replaced by John Frankenheimer.
Based on the short story with the same name from H.P. Lovecraft.