Image's Lovecraft Gets Picked up by Universal

The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, due in stores in April

The comic hits next month, and it already has a high-profile film deal.

Universal and Imagine Entertainment has picked up the film rights to Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz’s The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, as a possible project for director Ron Howard.

According to Variety, Universal picked up the property in order to add on to its library of classic horror characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.

As described by the trade, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, “borrows elements from Lovecraft’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world.”

The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft is due in comic shops from Image on April 8th.

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