Benioff and Weiss to tackle Lovecraft horror-verse in ‘Cthulhu mythos’ movie

Carla Harmon
December 13, 2019

As they reveal, Benioff and Weiss already had their eyes on the project and had spent years in conversations with Warner Bros, when they were already working on the task of adapting George R. Martin's novels to the HBO series.

Mere months after David Benioff and D.B.

Sport of Thrones creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have set at Warner Bros an untitled thriller impressed by the graphic novel Lovecraft.


According to Deadline, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will write the script, the same creative team that was responsible for "Aeon Flux" and "Ride Along".

The Lovecraft comic, which was written by Keith Giffen imagined a world in which H.P. Lovecraft's monsters were real and Lovecraft was the one who documented them. What if the monsters he created are actual? Karyn Kusama, director of the recent Destroyer, will executive produce the film.

There have been several documentaries and movies based on the works or inspired by the life of H.P. Lovecraft. After they signed that deal with the streaming service, the duo exited from their previously planned "Star Wars" trilogy, as balancing both would have been hard to manage.


With the final season of "Game of Thrones" airing in May, and eventually taking home the best drama Emmy, Benioff and Weiss went on to sign a massive first-look deal with Netflix over the summer.

A fascinating but disturbing study of one of America's greatest horror writers, the intense LOVECRAFT examines the freakish life of author and recluse, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The film will be set in the 1920's and will show how Lovecraft encounters Cthulhu. There's no word on whether Benioff and Weiss will direct the Lovecraft movie.


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