We have a brand new trailer for Color Out of Space. This is a movie that may not be on everyone's radar, but it has several angles of intrigue to it. For one, it's another seemingly wild Nicolas Cage flick, and there have been several of those recently that suggest such adventures are worth our time. This also marks the return of director Richard Stanely, who hasn't directed a full feature in more than two decades. Plus, they're both playing around in the world of H.P. Lovecraft, just to ice the cake. And based on this trailer, that all makes for a crazy combination.
The trailer kicks off by presenting us with the portrait of a happy family, living a quiet life far removed from the city. Things seem tranquil. That is until a meteor comes crashing to Earth near their home, which adds a little color (quite literally) to their slice of rural living. Things then begin to get strange as the mystery surrounding the impact deepens. Weird creatures come to life. Violence erupts. Lots of bright colors flash and, oh yes, Nicolas Cage screams like a deranged man while holding a shotgun. As if that wasn't enough, Tommy Chong shows up in what looks to be a rather fitting role. In a word, crazy.
Nicolas Cage, who won an Oscar for his work in Leaving Las Vegas, has been relegated to many less-than-stellar home video features over the last chunk of his career. Fortunately, over the last year or so, the tide has started to shift as several of his more recent efforts such as Mandy have brought some gems to the surface. Color Out of Space looks like it could certainly continue that trend. Meanwhile, Richard Stanley hasn't directed a feature since the debacle that was The Island of Dr. Moreau in 1996. But the man behind Hardwire is back and he's making a rather flashy return. Stanley co-wrote the screenplay alongside Scarlett Amaris.
Color Out of Space centers on a family whose world is shaken up after a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm. Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves fighting a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects both their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural existence into a full-blown nightmare. The movie is based on H.P. Lovecraft's beloved 1927 short story, The Colour Out of Space.
The cast also includes Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Madeleine Arthur (To All the Boys I've Loved Before), Brendan Meyer (The OA), Julian Hilliard (The Haunting of Hill House), Elliot Knight (Titans) and Q'Orianka Kilcher (Dora and the Lost City of Gold). Those who have screened the movie so far have generally been kind, as it currently holds an 84 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Let the Cage Renaissance continue! Color Out of Space hits theaters on January 24, 2020, from RLJE Films. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself.