Stuart Gordon last dabbled in the world of H.P. Lovecraft in the Masters of Horror entry Dreams in the Witch House, then he went on to helm Stuck a bloody thriller culled from newspaper headlines. With the release of that film on the way, its back to treading the indescribable unknown in The Thing on the Doorstep, Gordon's next Lovecraft adaptation that he'll be lensing for Stuck's Amicus Entertainment.
"We're casting it now, as a matter of fact," Gordon updates ShockTillYouDrop.com. He also confirms screenwriter, longtime creative partner Dennis Paoli (Re-Animator, From Beyond) adapted the 1933 source material. Right now, Gordon is aiming for a fall principal photography start.
"In our version it's about a psychiatrist who gets this patient, a young girl who comes in, who he thinks has multiple personality disorder. And he knows that in all cases of multiple personality involves sexual abuse," Gordon explains of his film's approach for the first time. "So, he's very intrigued by this girl, but he's also very drawn to her. One of her personalities keeps trying to seduce him. Eventually he gives in and he's having sex with her and he says to her, 'Is this good for you?' And she says, 'Why don't you see for yourself?' Suddenly they switch bodies and he's now in her body and she's in his. This lasts for a few seconds and it's like, what the hell happened? It turns out this girl is actually a sorceress and wants to take over his body and she is eventually going to become him. It's one of...I won't say it's the only Lovecraft story that has a strong female character."
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Source: Ryan Rotten