A few months back we passed along word that Hardware and Dust Devil director Richard Stanley will helm an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror. And today we have word the film is set in the same universe as his previous Lovecraft flick Color Out of Space with Nicolas Cage.
He tells Discussing Film: “Color Out of Space is now being positioned as the first part of a trilogy. As the first panel, in a Lovecraft trip-edge. Right now I’m busy prepping on a new adaptation of The Dunwich Horror … a post-COVID Dunwich Horror. It’s going to be a faithful adaptation of Lovecraft, but at the same time, it’s set in the same universe as the first movie. So it’s set in a Trump era, Arkham County approximately 13 years after the end of Color Out of Space.”
I think it goes without saying we all knew the two stories both take place in the Lovecraft universe, but this update seems to suggest that Stanley is crafting his very own Lovecraft Cinematic Universe with – dare I say – crossover potential? I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
For those that might not know, The Dunwich Horror is the story of Wilbur Whateley, son of a deformed albino mother and an unknown father, and the strange events surrounding his birth and precocious development. Wilbur matures at an abnormal rate, reaching manhood within a decade–all the while indoctrinated him into dark rituals and witchcraft by his grandfather. Written in 1928, The Dunwich Horror is considered one of the core stories of the Cthulhu Mythos.