Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss sign on to develop an adaptation of the graphic novel Lovecraft. The graphic novel chronicles the life of author H.P. Lovecraft and imagines a world in which his monsters were actually real.
With Game of Thrones and Star Wars no longer taking up their time, Benioff and Weiss reportedly have also been able to get a project going that they’ve been working on for several years. As reported by Deadline, the pair will develop an untitled thriller for Warner Bros. based on the graphic novel Lovecraft by Hans Rodionoff. Aeon Flux writers Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi will get the first shot at writing the script, with Flux director Karyn Kusama on board as executive producer.
The movie will reportedly be “set in 1920 within the Cthulhu mythos” and will contemplate the same questions the graphic novel did about Lovecraft’s monsters and horror creatures.
After the series finale of Game of Thrones aired last May, Benioff and Weiss signed a huge deal with Netflix and subsequently had to drop out of the deal they made to produce a Star Wars trilogy.