January just got a whole lot better–and stranger. Only a year after Mandy, Nicolas Cage is back with another acclaimed gonzo feature, this time entering a world perfectly fitting for the actor, that of H.P. Lovecraft. Directed by Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space finds Cage’s character and his family as strange happenings occur when a meteorite touches down on their farm. Following its TIFF premiere and ahead of its January release, the first trailer has now arrived.
Josh Lewis said in our TIFF review, “Stanley approaches this narrative with a true sense of wackiness, really leaning into the ridiculousness of the daughter riding her horse through ancient New England forests with Satanic tattoos like she’s in an 80s fantasy film or Cage yelling about milking Alpacas at the local water surveyor for some reason. No people would act the way they do in this film and each of the actors honestly feels like they’re in a different film from one another, creating this disorienting, meta comedic effect which might seem like an odd choice for horror but if anything, it is so strange it registers as if we are watching a transmission beamed in from another planet.”
Also starring Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight with Q’Orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong, see the trailer below.
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.
Color Out of Space opens on January 24, 2020.