In director Panos Cosmatos acclaimed 2018 film Mandy, actor Nicholas Cage set the horror world abuzz with his portrayal of Red Miller, a man who lives up to his first name after his surreal mission of blood-splattered vengeance against the cult that murdered his girlfriend. Cage’s newest horror film, Color Out of Space, involves another man whose world is stained with vibrant hues as seen in new sneak peek photos, via Bloody Disgusting.
Color Out of Space is an adaptation of acclaimed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft‘s 1927 short story of the same name. Cage and actress Joely Richardson (Maggie) play Nathan and Theresa Gardner, a husband and wife whose quiet rural life is shattered when a meteorite crashes into their property. The meteorite then unleashes an inhuman alien entity that corrupts the land and infects everything around it.
A pair of newly released mauve tinted photos hint at the nightmarish reality the alien entity creates for the Gardners. One photo shows a woman with a purple face and eyes that appear to be in the thrall of the entity. In another, the Gardners’ young son Jack (Julian Hiliard, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House), sits horrified by the alien’s otherworldly presence.
Color Out of Space is directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware) and also stars Q’orianka Kilcher (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke), Madeline Arthur (The Magicians), and Brendan Meyer (The Guest). The film is set to celebrate its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and will also screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
This is the fifth film adaptation of Color Out of Space. The first was 1965’s Die, Monster, Die! starring Boris Karloff, which was loosely based on Lovecraft’s original story. 1987’s The Curse was more faithful to the original story but transplanted the action to a contemporary setting. The most acclaimed adaptations are recent, international ones: Italy’s Colour From the Dark (2008) and Germany’s Die Farbe (2010).
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