First Teaser For H.P. Lovecraft-Inspired Animated Film AGES OF MADNESS
The cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft is getting the 3D animated film treatment in Ages of Madness from Lince Studios. Directed by Helio Mira, the ambitious adult-oriented project is currently in the conceptual phase of production and requires a budget of thirteen million euros with more than three years of development. The Spanish-based studio, in collaboration with Magic Gate Studios, is also producing a H.P. Lovecraft-related animated short, Helen that is somewhat a prelude to the film.
The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe created in the 1920s by American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Mythos stories tend to refer to the "Great Old Ones," a fearsome assortment of ancient, powerful deities who came from outer space and once ruled the Earth. They are presently quiescent, having fallen into a death-like sleep at some time in the distant past. The best-known of these beings is Cthulhu, who currently lies "dead [but] dreaming" in the submerged city of R'lyeh somewhere in the southeast Pacific Ocean. One day, "when the stars are right", the stones of R'lyeh will rise from beneath the sea, and Cthulhu will awaken and wreak havoc on the earth...Helen will be release this September while Ages of Madness will be release in December of 2014. You'll find the teaser embedded below.
There is a book that invokes gods older than this world, a book that can doom mankind: the Necronomicon. It changes hands through the years thanks to Nyarlatothep, causing madness and death; a young monk in the Middle Ages, an innocent girl in the Second World War, naive teenagers in the Roaring Twenties and an American misfit in today's Tokyo. The book alters behaviours and unleashes horror. When the Elder Ones return, the existence of mankind is in danger...
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