H.P. Lovecraft Receiving The Animated Treatment

H.P. Lovecraft Receiving The Animated Treatment

Not only is Ages of Madness going to be a big-budget Cthulhu movie, it's going to be a 3D animated feature.

Despite today's popularity of eldritch horror, H.P. Lovecraft's works haven't seen a great deal of success in Hollywood. While smaller, indy projects like Cthulhu, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu have all managed to earn cult followings, projects like Guillermo Del Toro's The Mountains of Madness keep on getting proposed and then wind up canceled. However, it turns out that Lovecraft's mythos is getting a 3D animated movie by Lince Studios.

The Spanish film company has announced that it's working on a Ages of Madness. The feature is going to be an adult-oriented film, and it's being directed by Helio Mira, who's got more experience working in television as a writer than as a director. At the moment, the film is still in the concept phase of production, will take three years to create, and will also require a budget of 13 million euros. It's also been revealed that Lince Studios is producing another Lovecraft animated short, Helen, which will supposedly tie in to Ages of Madness.

Here's the plot summary for Ages of Madness, courtesy of the movie's official Facebook page:

There is a book that invokes gods older than this world, a book that can doom mankind: the Necronomicon. It changes hands through the years thanks to Nyarlatothep, causing madness and death; a young monk in the Middle Ages, an innocent girl in the Second World War, naive teenagers in the Roaring Twenties and an American misfit in today's Tokyo. The book alters behaviours and unleashes horror. When the Elder Ones return, the existence of mankind is in danger...

The teaser trailer for this project can be seen at right, and it certainly looks promising, but we'll have to wait a while before final judgement can be passed. Helen is due out this September, but Ages of Madness is currently scheduled for release in December 2014.

Source: Twitch

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Trailer mostly looked dumb to me. It would be great to see some HP Lovevcraft love, but that looks like it won't really catch the atmosphere.

It has potential though.

First a new Frictional Games title, and now Lovecraft? I'm going to go hide under my bed until this horror craze passes.

Seriously, I am a giant wuss, but I might get the nerve to seek out Helen. Just to see what the Lovecraft Love is all about. I'm also considering looking for one of his books.

I, I was going to do that for my Animation course!
*Loads shotgun*
SPAIN WILL PAY FOR THEIR CRIME

BlackEagle95:
First a new Frictional Games title, and now Lovecraft? I'm going to go hide under my bed until this horror craze passes.

Seriously, I am a giant wuss, but I might get the nerve to seek out Helen. Just to see what the Lovecraft Love is all about. I'm also considering looking for one of his books.

You should he is pretty good writer, the stories can be a bit slow, but are intesting enough that even someone with my attention span can re ooh shiny things!

oops double post, sozzles!

I actually just read an H.P. inspired book called Arkham Woods, was a manga, and it was really good, this is the kind of stuff we need, we have movies by Stephen King, Clive Barker (and many more) but we hardly have any Lovecraft movies (if any) and I love me some Stephen King and Clive Barker but Lovecraft REALLY fucks with your head

I'm looking forward to it, though I would have preferred a straight-up adaptation rather than "Inspired by"

Madness?

THIS

IS

Excellent news.
Another series i really need to get around to reading.

IA! IA!

Just remember the first rule: Never show the monster.

The_root_of_all_evil:
IA! IA!

Just remember the first rule: Never show the monster.

Well they are going to have to show it at some point, at least for a shock (see Jaws).
Just hope they don't keep him on screen too long, or you know what'll happen...

DVS BSTrD:

The_root_of_all_evil:
IA! IA!

Just remember the first rule: Never show the monster.

Well they are going to have to show it at some point, at least for a shock (see Jaws).

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"Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities."

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They're here...

I hope for them they will put it out BEFORE 21st December, I want to watch it while the world ends...

 

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