“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill and “Transformers Prime’s” Jeffrey Combs have joined the voice cast of “Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom,” the second animated feature in the “Howard Lovecraft” series. Deadline reports Hamill will voice the character Dr. Henry Armitage, while Combs will voice King Abdul.
The first film, “Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom,” was released in 2016 and featured “Hellboy” star Ron Perlman in the lead role. Christopher Plummer and Doug Bradley will reprise their roles as Dr. West and Nyarlathotep in “Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom.”
Much like the graphic novel it’s based on, the film will tell the story of a young Howard Lovecraft, who journeys to a deadly world in the depths of the ocean with his companion Spot. Some of Lovecraft’s own characters, including Cthulhu and Shoggoth, will join the eponymous character in the film. The original graphic novel was created by Bruce Brown and Dwight L. MacPherson.
“Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom” — which hails from Shout! Factory and Arcana Studios — will be written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly. It is expected to be released late this year.
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