The news was announced not so long ago that production company Spectrevision will be producing a new Nic Cage sci-fi-horror called The Colour Out Of Space. The new sci-fi horror will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
So, what is The Colour Out Of Space about?
The film which is adapted from an H.P. Lovecraft short story is directed by Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware) and co-stars Q’ orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson, Brendan Meyer and Tommy Chong.
After a meteorite falls near a small farming town in the ole U.S OF A, a sample is taken to a nearby college for a series of tests. They find out that this substance which they have named “Colour” because of its unusual unearthly glow is resistant to heat, cold, acid…absolutely everything. Not only that but the Colour is also unpenetrable. It can not be broken or smashed, no matter how hard they try. The next day they return to do more tests but it seems to have evaporated leaving everyone baffled.
Back where the meteorite fell, things are starting to change. An unimaginable fallout has begun which is consuming all living things. Everything, from the plants to livestock. And now some of the people on the farm are starting to act strangely. It becomes clear that the “colour” isn’t stopping at the farm and its surrounding areas. It starts to spread like a rapid mutated airborne viral infection. The best thing about the story was that sense of not knowing what the people were dealing with. How can something so beautiful have such devastating effects?.
If you have seen Alex Garlands Annihilation then you will get an idea of what visuals to expect.
After listening to the audiobook, I definitely think Annihilation was, in some way based or at least dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft’s, The Colour Out Of Space.
The story was so damn good, I listened to it twice. Judging from the first screenshot from the new 2019 movie it seems they’ve got the visual tone perfect!.
Can’t wait for the new Nic Cage movie?
you can check out the German adaptation which is available to stream on Amazon Prime (UK/Ireland).
More news to follows as it is announced. As always, thanks for reading.
Words By Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker