GAME OF THRONES TV Creators Developing DC/Vertigo's LOVECRAFT as Film - Report

Lovecraft
Credit: Enrique Breccia (DC/Vertigo)
Credit: Enrique Breccia (DC/Vertigo)

Writer/directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones) are developing a film based on the DC/Vertigo OGN Lovecraft, according to Deadline. The duo are reportedly developing it for DC's sister company Warner Bros. Pictures, with discussions for the project going back "several years".

"A fascinating but disturbing study of one of America's greatest horror writers, the intense Lovecraft examines the bizarre life of author and recluse, Howard Phillips Lovecraft," reads DC's 2003 description of the OGN. "Since his early childhood in the late 1800's Lovecraft was haunted with dark visions of demons and death. Trapped in a world of macabre creatures and grotesque thoughts, the writer found escape only by weaving his living nightmares into fictional blood curling horror stories.

"An uncensored tour into a troubled mind, this beautifully painted hardcover edition traces the toils of a man considered both mentally ill and genius as he stumbles across the fine line between reality and insanity."

Lovecraft was written by Keith Giffen and drawn by Enrique Breccia, based on a unproduced screenplay by Hans Rodionoff.

According to the Hollywood trade, this new movie adaptation will not use Rodionoff's script itself but the OGN will be adapted back to screenplay form by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.

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