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After the premiere as a part of Midnight Madness selection of Toronto International Film Festival Richard Stanley’s comeback feature, Lovecraft’s Color out of Space staring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and Tommy Chong we finally got a release date and the official trailer.

Stanley haven’t lost his weird, supernatural touch and Cage looks to be in a fine form.  Critics are of course divided with some praising it as one of the best Lovecraft adaptations (OK track record for those isn’t that great) and an awesome comeback for Stanley while others deemed it unwatchable.

RLJ Entertainment will release the film in theaters on  January 24, 2020. Hope to see you in the cinema.

Trivia: Producers of the movie, SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) and Daniel Noah also revealed that they are in the early stages of development of The Dunwich Horror adaptation with Stanley too, saying that they hope there’s enough interest to make at least three HP Lovecraft adaptations. It seems they could give Brian Yuzna run for his money.

As a part of Midnight Madness selection from Toronto International Film Festival (5- 15 September ’19) there will be a premiere of Color Out of Space, a rare non-Brian Yuzna produced HP Lovecraft adaptation.

In fact it’s directed by the Hardware (1990) director Richard Stanley, his first non- documentary feature since ’90! He was famously let go from the The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) with Brando and Val Kilmer and has since concentrated primarily on script writing and documentary film-making. So, this could be a bit of a much needed comeback for Stanley + this seem like a perfect Nic Cage vehicle after already cult- Mandy (2018) last year. We definitely have our hopes up for this one (and let’s just be honest- as far as Lovecraft adaptations go, the bar isn’t set too high at all).

Visuals are actually quite striking here and I do hope they can keep it up and have this level of attention to details throughout the whole movie, they are doing it all with a smaller budget but we’ve seen some impressive horror films make the most of it time and time again.

Cage, Richardson and Stanley on set

Other interesting members of the cast beside Cage (Nathan Gardner) are Joely Richardson (Nip/ Tuck, Event Horizon) as Theresa Gardner, a one time Pocahontas Q’orianka Kilcher as Mayor Tooma and Tommy Chong (of Cheech & Chong fame) as Ezra.


You can check out more Midnight Madness stuff on their official facebook page:



Now that’s something that unfortunately never came into fruition, something that we would review the hell out of!  Of course I’m talking about fabulous Tim Burton directed and (at one point) Kevin Smith scripted Superman movie staring none other than Nicolas Cage (can you say Super- freak out?) as titular character, and Sandra Bullock as Lois Lane. With villains like Brainiac, Luthor ( who even merge at some point to became Brainlex or something in that vein) and Doomsday and a ton of European influenced Sci-Fi elements it would have been a super- hero movie unlike any ever produced! Unfortunately it all fell apart in 1997 literally weeks before the shooting began and Superman Lives went straight into the legend.


Nick freakin’ Cage as Superman, this is just awesome!

That is, until Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Grimm Fairy Tales ) decided to make a documentary about the subject. Crowdfunded through Kickstarter the project was successfully financed this March ( with more than 2100 backers) and now we even have a first official teaser to be happy about. In it Schnepp is the one freaking out- not Cage but we’re sure they’ll fix that issue in the final version.

Tell me you’re not impressed…


Brainiac’s Skull Ship , pretty neat, ha?


…and we’re still waiting!