Based on an original screenplay by Hank Woon, the film is Bristol’s second project with Netflix after See You Yesterday, which was also produced by Lee.
Set in East Africa in 1928, Gordon Hemingway And The Realm Of Cthulhu follows the titular character, a roguish Black American gunslinger as he teams up with the elite warrior Princess Zenebe of Ethiopia to rescue their kidnapped regent from an ancient evil.
We love to see it! See You Yesterday director @stefonbristol is returning to Netflix for his second feature film “Gordon Hemingway & The Realm of Cthulhu” which will also be produced by #SpikeLee! #BlackHistoryInTheMaking pic.twitter.com/c3NCBLMiqP
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) February 23, 2021
Variety adds that the movie –
“will also have visual effects from the team at Goodbye Kansas. The co-producers on the film are Oliver Oftedal and Tom Olsson for Goodbye Kansas’ production arm Infinite Entertainment.”
Goodbye Kansas worked on shows like A Discovery Of Witches, Cursed, and Jack Ryan, movies like Wes Anderson’s upcoming The French Dispatch, and video games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, and Cyberpunk 2077.
Gordon Hemingway And The Realm of Cthulhu comes from the Cthulhu Mythos, created by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. That said, we have no idea how much of Lovecraft’s work will influence this film beyond that title. Given the quality of the recent HBO series Lovecraft Country, not many people will be holding their breath for this.
Bristol made his directorial debut with the time-travel adventure drama See You Yesterday, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also co-wrote that film’s script with Fredrica Bailey, who also contributed revisions to the script for Gordon Hemingway And The Realm Of Cthulhu.
Lee will produce the film with Lloyd Levin and Beatriz Levin, both of whom worked with the filmmaker on his Netflix feature Da 5 Bloods.
Oliver Oftedal and Tom Olsson for Goodbye Kansas’ production arm Infinite Entertainment will serve as co-producers.
We’ll bring you more details about this when we find out.