Who owns HP Lovecraft film rights?

  1. hardsciencefanagain

    hardsciencefanagain Well-Known Member

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    Your erudition once again shines through; it never ceases to amaze me.
    Heartfelt thanks for the elaborate and thoughtprovoking response.
    Speaking of Machen:do you know of any site dealing sensibly(ina scholastic/Literary sense)
    or W.H Hodgson?

    WHOA
    Just found Eldritch Dark
    :p
     
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  2. j d worthington

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    Thanks for the compliment, though I'm not sure it's deserved. It's more a matter of simply having studied Lovecraft from various angles for several decades, and picking up a lot of information along the way... sort of the way a magpie picks up shiny objects.....

    As for Hodgson... you might find this link of interest, particularly as it has a number of links leading to discussions on or articles about Hodgson:

    http://alangullette.com/lit/hodgson/

    (EDIT: Sadly, it appears that some of these links are now no longer working. However, others are still up and running, so it might still be worth your while.)

    You may also want to look up a copy of this:

    http://www.hippocampuspress.com/myt...lliam-hope-hodgson-voices-from-the-borderland

    They have also done some fine critical books on CAS, M. R. James, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and others, not to mention a number on Lovecraft....
     
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  3. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    The Neconomicon did sort of show up in the Evil Dead films. A nod to Lovecraft and of course there was also a slight nod to The Day The Earth Stood Still :D Also in the series Hercules the book showed up for pen episode. They also had evil god and Cthulhu stand in Dahawk.

    Then the was the 1970 low budget horror film The Equinox That one struck me as being a bit Lovecraftain
     
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  4. j d worthington

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    There is an annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival which is held in Portland, Oregon, and which also apparently has a Los Angeles branch; one year they even had an offshoot here in Austin, which darned near had a SRO audience... yet to my knowledge they never repeated it, sadly; which is odd, given how many Lovecraftians there are in this town....
     
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  5. hardsciencefanagain

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    JD ,do you know about the Gutenberg Australia Howard's TALES OF CTULHU page?
    Weird Tales,1931?
     
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  6. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    It's too bad Del Torros film At the Mountains of Madness didn't get green lighted . I would love to have seen his take on it.
     
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  7. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    Then there's the 1994 film The Mouth of Madness . There is a bit of love craft in that one. :)
     
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  8. j d worthington

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    I don't have the time to look up the thread at the moment, but somewhere on here I posted a link to his screenplay for that, which he (if memory serves) allowed to have posted.
     
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  9. j d worthington

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    No... but I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the head's up....
     
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  10. MiskatonicFiles

    MiskatonicFiles Science fiction fantasy

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    As previously mentioned, Guillermo Del Toro has been trying to make ATMOM for years. I think he'll get it done someday, and that excites me. But as an indie filmmaker, I've personally avoided directly adapting a Lovecraft tale, opting instead to simply write something new, based in the Mythos, rather than potentially wrestling with Arkham House. There are too may companies who re-publish works from the public domain, and then flag other people for "copyright" violations. It's ridiculous. I wrote a web series three years ago, which I later abandoned after realizing a certain Lovecraft-related website deemed itself to be the gatekeeper between creators and the audiences who might love their work (basically pay-for-play extortion). It wasn't until this year that I received an e-mail from a web channel I'd completely forgotten I'd pitched the idea to. They sent us a (very) modest budget to produce a pilot episode, which went live about a week ago. Although I wrote a new pilot specifically for this opportunity, the entire first season is around 100 pages. I submitted it as a feature screenplay to a Lovecraft film fest last year, but it wasn't accepted. Funny thing is, I heard about all sorts of film awards from the fest, but none for screenplays. I'm guessing they just took my submission fee, and perhaps never ultimately had a screenplay competition. Or, maybe my script just sucked. But I doubt it. Anyway, to reiterate what others have said, Lovecraft's work IS in the public domain. That said, there are people making money off if it, and if you don't have a significant legal budget, they will crush you.
     
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