LOVECRAFT'S COLOUR ON SCREEN AGAIN
Italy-based writer/director Ivan (THE SHUNNED HOUSE) Zuccon will begin production on another H.P. Lovecraft-inspired film, COLOUR FROM THE DARK, on September 1. The movie is based on the HPL tale THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, previously filmed (badly!) as DIE, MONSTER, DIE! and THE CURSE. The new adaptation will wrap around January 2005.
?My COLOUR FROM THE DARK takes place in Italy, in the 1940s, with WWII raging,? Zuccon tells Fango. ?Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia?s younger sister. Alice is 15 years old and suffers from severe mental problems. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice accidentally free something from Earth?s womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well's bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes hold of the whole farm, and dwelling inside Pietro and his family?s minds, it brings them into its sick world of pain, blood and death.?
COLOUR FROM THE DARK is a co-production between Zuccon?s Italian Studio Interzona company and Canadian producers David Bond and Jeff Thomas from Exofest. ?We have a better budget than SHUNNED HOUSE,? says Zuccon, who also helmed the two direct-to-video BEYOND films, ?but we will shoot again in DigiBeta. But the Canadian guys have a connection with a Hollywood-based company and will transfer the movie to 35mm for a U.S. theatrical release.? For more info on COLOUR, click here.
Courtesy of Fangoria