James Wan tackles a Stephen King adaptation next
Writer: Dini Azri
James Wan and Roy Lee will be working on adapting Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers" to the big screen
30 Mar – Another one of Stephen King's best-selling novels will be brought to the big screens as King's "The Tommyknockers" is set to get its own feature movie.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the movie adaptation of the 1987 classic novel will be produced by James Wan and Roy Lee, both well known in the horror genre.
Larry Sanitsky, who holds the rights to the novel, will also join Wan and Lee to help produce the project.
"It is an allegorical tale of addiction, the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck; all are as relevant today as the day the novel was written," Sanitsky said, comparing the setting of the novel to the real world.
In the novel, the story follows a town in Maine, America that has fallen under the influence of a dangerous invincible gas from an alien spacecraft, giving the townspeople enhanced abilities but also making them unethical and violent.
The central character, James Gardener, who is yet to be cast, is the only one who can stop this problem since he is immune to the effects thanks to a steel plate in his head.
Last year was a good year for King adaptations as there were a total of four movies released, namely "The Dark Tower", "Gerald's Game", "1922", and the critical and financial success, "It", which is the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.
This year, fans will see the tenth instalment of the "Children of the Corn" movie series, "Children of the Corn: Runaway".
(Photo source: Horror News Network | Variety)
Cinema Online, 30 March 2018