Howard vs. Lovecraft
Universal and Imagine Entertainment have bought the rights to Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz' as yet unreleased graphic novel "The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft" and are looking to Ron Howard to direct. The story apparently "borrows elements from Lovecraft’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on him and lets the evils he conjures up loose on the world." The book will be released April 8th. Carter is expected to write the script and serve as executive producer alongside Blitz. Howard's latest directorial effort, the Dan Brown adapted thriller starring Tom Hanks' hair, ANGELS & DEMONS is set for release May 15th.
||Howard has directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Don Ameche, Dianne Wiest, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Giamatti, and Frank Langella.