We last reported here that director Ivan (THE SHUNNED HOUSE) Zuccon was to follow up his latest film, BAD BRAINS, with an H.P. Lovecraft-inspired feature called COLOUR FROM THE DARK, a co-production between Zuccon’s Italian Studio Interzona company and Canadian producers David Bond and Jeff Thomas from Exofest. Although the film is still on, a number of changes have taken place since then, forcing a reboot of the entire project. “After the disaster[-filled] experience with the Canadian producers,” Zuccon tells Fango, “we are finally able to start again to produce this movie.”
COLOUR FROM THE DARK, based on the HPL story “The Colour Out of Space,” is about a couple of poor WWII-era farmers who accidentally free something sinister (and colourful!) from the bottom of a well. This strange force soon takes hold of the whole farm and the family itself, bringing them into, as is the case in all Lovecraftian tales, a world of unspeakable horrors.
“Since we have an international cast,” Zuccon says, “the movie will be [shot] in English. We have a low—but good—budget and we’ll shoot in digital, with the highest quality possible, with a transfer to 35mm for the theatrical distribution. A big part of the budget will be spent on makeup and visual effects. The latter will be realized by Massimo Storari, but the special makeup supervisor is not yet confirmed. The lead female role [filled by ABOMINABLE’s Tiffany Shepis] will have a long session of makeup during the second half of the movie for her physical and mental degeneration after the contact with the ‘colour.’ ”
Besides Shepis, Emanuele (SHUNNED HOUSE) Cerman and Valentina Imperi have also been confirmed as cast members. The film will be produced by Emanuele Cerquiglini (for Timeline srl), Claudio Biasioli (for Emmeffe) and Studio Interzona. The shoot is scheduled for a five-week schedule beginning January 7 in Italy. For more updates on COLOUR FROM THE DARK, keep an eye here, and in the meantime, go here to view the BAD BRAINS trailer.