Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ron Howard Sees Monsters

By Katey Rich

I don't know if you've been paying attention, but old-timey horror is totally back. MGM is bringing back like half of its old monster movies, Universal is planning a remake of The Wolf Man, and now even Ron Howard wants in on the action. He'll be making a movie that's kind of a horror movie, kind of a biopic of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, and kind of a graphic novel adaptation.

Ron Howard, we hardly knew you to be so creative! He, Universal and Imagine Entertainment have picked up the rights to The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, a new graphic novel series about the young Lovecraft coming across real-life versions of the evil things he imagined in his books. Variety says it's only a potential directing project for Howard, which might mean it's not too late for someone like Guillermo del Toro to swoop in and take it. But it wouldn't surprise me if Howard, whose directing career has been pretty varied, wanted to head off in this new direction.

So do we think Ron Howard can conjure up some convincingly awful beasts and scary nightmares? I'm skeptical, but also curious enough to want to give him the shot.

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