Nice. love this story. I'm expecting he'll make some changes but I'll stay open-minded about it.
I had no idea Richard was doing this. No wonder he's been so quiet on social media lately and making the film festival rounds.
This guy's work is so over the top and huge I can't see how this will work.
Already we are seeing way too much of the phenomena to resemble how lovecraft told this story / why it was compelling. That he feels the need to show the meteor at all tells me everything. The next telling choice is no characterization in the trailer in place of familiar spooky sounding music that doesnt relate to the themes working in the story at all (monastic chanting? This takes place in the bible belt. Catholicism doesnt occur to this world at all)
Wouldn't a smaller, more character based realist approach be more chilling? To see up close the way this Thing changes the humanity of the beings it encounters?
The color out of space could easily be adapted into a short that would start out slice-of-life turn of the century hardships and become a wonderful genre thing.
It bothers me when directors approach lovecraft as a paint by number and just expect the work to be as effective as the source material.
Huge CGI shots, familiar hollywood stings, take away stanely's outlandish mis en scene and you're going to have a boring movie.
I gently direct you to follow the Vimeo link and read the description presented there.
Oh man, had I known that I would never have voted this up (no offence, Pillager, you're cool).
I thought it showed too much as well.
Uh, this is fake, right? The opening CG shots are from Deep Rising, and I distinctly saw stolen images from a couple horror movies, including the 1983 The Thing.
On a side topic, I really can't see this story making a good movie. As a huge Lovecraft fan, personally I think most of his work is unfilmmable (the true horror and tension of his stories is mostly from the pacing and your own imagination) and it's already been made into 2 not-very-good movies before. Just let it lie.
Also, the main character of the story is a older farmer character, not Bella from Twilight, so that also would be kind of a deal breaker for me since it makes more sense in the original context.
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I just don't like the concept very much. Maybe I'm too much of a purist.
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