Universal and Imagine Entertainment are developing a film based on the Image Comics’ graphic novel The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, as a potential directing project for Ron Howard, according to Variety. The studio has already nabbed film rights to the upcoming book, which hits store shelves on April 8th.
Universal was apparently attracted to the story because its take on classic horror fit well with the studio’s library of iconic monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.
Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, ‘Strange Adventures’ borrows elements from Lovecraft’s real life, including his family’s struggle with mental illness and his bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.
Lovecraft died in 1937, and is considered one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.
Image also publishes Spawn, Witchblade, WildC.A.T.s, The Walking Dead and Youngblood.
You can find out more about the comic at its official website www.lovecraftcomic.com.