Adrien Brody to star in Jerusalem's Lot tv-series

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Gerald

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It seems Lovecraft and Lovecraftian horror is having a bit of a comeback at the moment, with Richard Stanley's The Color out of Space with Nicholas Cage most prominently, but also a tv series called Lovecraft Country.

But it was always that way. Adaptations of Lovecraft appear rather sparingly over time, every now and then there is a little popularity (like Re-Animator and From Beyond in the eighties) and then it goes quiet for a long time again - it's like they come one by one out of a calm sea.
Although you could say that just like in literature his influence in film is everywhere, from Alien and The Thing to Evil Dead and In The Mouth of Madness. The most recent I can think of was The Void (2016).
It's almost that his influence on other films is bigger than actual adaptations.
 

Gerald

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I read that the name is being changed to Chaplewaite. I like that one better as it sounds more sinister.
I think maybe to avoid confusion with Salem's Lot. People might think it's about vampires and be disappointed.

I wonder how they dedided on Brody. I suppose he is a good actor, but he was in one of Dario Argento's worst films (called Giallo, even if it isn't a giallo but just because the killer has jaundice). So ever since I have a bit of a double feeling about him. It's not his fault most likely, as pretty much all of Argento's last films have been bad (Dracula 3D was even worse than Giallo), but he's completely over the top in it. He plays both the killer and the policeman chasing him. At one point the killer has a pacifier in his mouth (an image hard to shake) and he pees in a sink. All the time he mutters in a hardly intelligible way 'So beautiful! So beautiful!' while cutting up the women he abducts. On top of having yellow skin his face looks kind of like Rambo and he wears a bandana too.
You wonder how you get from something as elegant and beautiful as Suspiria to this, but it's basically Argento trying his hand at torture porn, and it really lives up to that title. Argento later stepped away from the film and disowned it, I think the only time he ever did this.
Being a fan I watched it, but it's best to stay away from it, it's really bad.
 
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It will be shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It won't be modernized, but set in 1850. I think this is one of the few King adaptations that isn't set in the modern era. The only other one I can think of is The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, and strictly, that's not King, but Ridley Pearson.

Brody will play captain Charles Boone, who moves to his inherited house in Preacher's Corner, Maine. He will meet Rebecca Morgan (Emily Hampshire), a young writer, who moves in with him at Chapelwaite. Morgan wants to write a Gothic novel about the family.

It's set to premiere in the fall for Epix. I am not familiar with Epix though, or how to see it.

 

Gerald

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This is Epix:


Can't find out if it's available worldwide.

That War of the Worlds series was shown here on the Fox channel. Not worth it - really boring and a strange open ending. It seems hard to make a good film from War of the Worlds. The Spielberg film wasn't one of his best, and the recent BBC series was really poor too. It seems the best and most loved adaptation will remain the Jeff Wayne album.
 
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