Mega-producer Ron Howard sounds like he's realizing just how important the father of all eldritch awesomeness H.P. Lovecraft really is. But we're still suspicious of this Van Helsing-crossed-with-Shakespeare In Love film, in which Lovecraft unleashes and fights monsters.

Ron Howard revealed the first tiny details of his film to the LA Times. Howard called the whole project "challenging as it's the first time he's translated a graphic novel.

"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. The character is a very young Lovecraft."


The film is loosly based on Image Comics' graphic novel The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft which has received fair reviews. Still the worry of a Lovecraft versus Cthulhu showdown makes us nervous, but we'll keep positive, for now.