RLJE Films Acquires Richard Stanley’s Lovecraftian Color Out of Space, Starring Nicolas Cage
The sci-fi/horror feature is based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft.
By Chris Morse
Earlier this year, we learned that Nicolas Cage would be starring in a new horror movie titled Color Out of Space, which is based on the similarly-named short story from H.P. Lovecraft. It was announced today that RLJE Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the feature just ahead of its world premiere at this weekend’s TIFF Midnight Madness.
In Color Out of Space, after a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farmstead, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
The film sees the production team behind last year’s Mandy coming together for the horror genre once again, with a sci-fi twist, as SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and Elijah Wood are back in the fold. Also producing is Lisa Whalen alongside executive producers Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Emma Lee, Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras, and Michael M. McGuire.
The director's chair will be filled by cult-cinema legend Richard Stanley, best-known for his films Hardware and Dust Devil, along with his extremely short time as the director of the 1996 "disasterpiece" The Island of Dr. Moreau, which starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. He co-wrote the screenplay with Scarlett Amaris.
Starring in Color Out of Space is Nicolas Cage (Mandy, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Joely Richardson (Event Horizon), Madeleine Arthur (Snowpiercer), Brendan Meyer (The OA), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House), Elliot Knight (How to Get Away with Murder), Q’orianka Kilcher (Yellowstone, The New World), and Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong).
There are no specific release details available at this time, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest news and updates here on Dead Entertainment.