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.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo