"It very cleverly uses H.P. Lovecraft in a fictional way, but there's some loose biographical elements. But it certainly has the flavor and the tone of Lovecraft," Howard told me during an interview for an upcoming story on a different topic. "The character is a very young Lovecraft."From Hell? the GUY RICHIE VERSION of Sherlock Holmes?
The comics present a somewhat timid writer transformed by cosmic creepiness into a reluctant player in the machinations of ancient evil. The young action-hero vision of Lovecraft feels not that far removed from the new-look detective in the Guy Ritchie version of "Sherlock Holmes" or perhaps a not-so-distant relative to the occult-savvy characters portrayed by Johnny Depp in the period pieces "From Hell" and "Sleepy Hollow."
yeah.. they are period pieces, alright... if by "period" you mean "oderous vaginal bleeding"
so this lame hipster bullshit is getting the greenlight, but Guilermo Del Toro's adaptation of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is still languishing in developmental hell?