Nicolas Cage is jumping into his next role, joining SpectreVision and ACE Pictures for the film “Color Out of Space.” The studio confirmed that principal photography will begin next month on the film, which will star Nicolas Cage and will be directed by Richard Stanley. “Color Out of Space” will also star Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck, Red Sparrow), Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke), Elliot Knight (DC’s Titans), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House) and Q’Orianka Kilcher (The Alienist, Dora the Explorer).
The new film will be Stanley’s first feature in over twenty years; the story is based on the novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Stanley ducked out of the limelight after the disastrous 1996 film “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” which starred Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.
“Color Out of Space” will also serve as a reunion for Cage and SpectreVision, the company behind Cage’s 2018 film “Mandy.”
As for the story, the film follows the cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.
The film will be produced by SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood. Timur Bekbosunov, Johnny Chang, Emma Lee and Peter Wong will executive produce for ACE Pictures. Stacy Jorgensen will executive produce for SpectreVision.
SpectreVision partner Daniel Noah commented “Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror, and we have been searching for an adaptation that captures the true scope of his cosmic dread for years. Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered.”
Johnny Chang, CEO of Ace Pictures Entertainment, added “ACE Pictures Entertainment is thrilled to finance and co-produce COLOR OUT OF SPACE, our second collaboration with SpectreVision. The adaptation by Richard Stanley is outstanding and unique, a perfect canvas for Nicolas Cage’s inimitable acting style. We are tremendously excited to continue our partnership with SpectreVision and their signature style of genre.”