Weiss will make a film adaptation of Lovecraft, Vertigo

Weiss will make a film adaptation of Lovecraft, Vertigo

Deadline was the first to bring word of the Game of Thrones creators' new film project, claiming they have been in discussion with Warner Bros.' Courtenay Valenti and Toby Emmerich for several years.

Mere months after David Benioff and D.B.

Failing up in a dark and insensitive infinity, former Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has now lined up another high-profile film project for himself.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who wrote "The Invitation" and "Ride Along", will write the screenplay.

A fascinating but disturbing study of one of America's greatest horror writers, the intense LOVECRAFT examines the freaky life of author and recluse, Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Benioff and Weiss' untitled thriller is based on Keith Giffen's 2004 book "Lovecraft", published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo, that imagines a world in which H.P. Lovecraft's monsters were not part of his imagination but were real. Karyn Kusama, who directed the latter two movies, will also reportedly serve as an executive producer on the Lovecraft project. What if the monsters he created are actual?

Benioff and Weiss are trading a universe far, far away for some eldritch horror.

Benioff and Weiss remain a controversial set of creators in the aftermath of not just the final season of Game of Thrones (though many, including me, have been criticizing them since the early days of the HBO fantasy series), but in contentious choices they've made for other projects, including the alternate-history HBO project Confederate. The duo subsequently signed a megadeal to create TV and movie initiatives for Netflix in August, however the dialogue on this film predated that deal.

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