The trailer has finally arrived for Color Out of Space, a Nicolas Cage-starring horror film based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Cage plays a husband and father who is in for all manner of weirdness after a mysterious meteorite lands in the family yard. The family begins to discover that there’s an alien force in play; one gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.
Considering how many films Cage is churning out these days, it’s often a lucky dip in the hopes that you get a good one. Thankfully, reviews from the festival circuit have been quite positive. Our own Adam Fleet, in his review, wrote that “even though Color Out of Space might not entirely meet expectation, hats are off to a movie that’s based on a 92-year-old story, and yet feels original and interesting. There’s no bad guy, no antagonist. Just a bunch of weird stuff happening. It’s that’s the sort of horror movie we should all be making time for.”
This marks the return of director Richard Stanley, who hasn’t made a feature film since his uncredited work on the infamous ’96 film The Island of Dr. Moreau.
Also starring Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Josh C. Waller, Q’orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong, Color Out of Space hits US cinemas on January 24, 2020.
Official synopsis for Color Out of Space:
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, Color Out of Space is “gorgeous, vibrant and terrifying” (Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central).