Game of Thrones Creators To Develop H.P. Lovecraft Film

For those unfamiliar with Lovecraft's work, he essentially wrote some of the earliest examples of sci-fi and fantasy horror and encompassed what became broadly known as "weird fiction".

The Game of Thrones creators, ages 48 and 49, respectively, are teaming up with Warner Bros. for the thriller film, Deadline reports.

Here's an unexpected development: according to Deadline, David Benioff and DB Weiss - having just stepped down from their proposed Star Wars film and mere months after completing their run on HBO's Game of Thrones - will next tackle an adaptation of Hans Rodionoff and Enrique Breccia's graphic novel, Lovecraft. Benioff and Weiss have tapped Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi to pen the script, while Destroyer director Karyn Kusama is executive producer. The novel asks of a world in which the monsters Lovecraft imagined were actually real.

The film will also reportedly be set in 1920 "within the Cthulhu mythos".

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Benioff and Weiss recently signed a film and TV deal with Netflix back in August.

"We've had a lovely run with HBO for more than a decade and we're grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home", Benioff and Weiss said in a statement to IGN.

They were originally lined up to take on a "Star Wars" trilogy, but that was quickly taken off them when the reaction to the eighth season began to turn quickly against them. So it's somewhat mind-blowing to see Benioff and Weiss get their hands in this particular bear trap, after their attempts to make a "Hey, and if slavery was still there?", A return show HBO has helped launch their transition from twinned networked kids to the much more ragged reputation they enjoy today.

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