Stephen King adaptations are huge right now. Last year saw the release of It, Gerald’s Game , 1922 and a TV series based on The Mist. This year we have already had It: Chapter 2 starting production, a Doctor Sleep and The Boogeyman adaptation has been confirmed, a Pet Sematary and Firestarter remake is in the works and the Castle Rock series based in Stephen King’s multiverse is debuting on Hulu tomorrow. Now we have confirmation that the next adaptation to be added to the list is From a Buick 8.
Deadline have reported the news of the Hyde Park Entertainment adaptation, with filmmaker William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside) attached to adapt the script and direct. Ashok Amritraj will produce with Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj executive producing.
Stephen King’s novel From a Buick 8 was first published in 2002 and this will be the first time it has been adapted for film. The story is about a 1954 Buick Roadmaster. Set in the town of Statler, Pennsylvania, the police have kept the mysterious vehicle in a shed behind their barracks for more than twenty years. Of course, it isn’t just a car, and when the town is plagued with weird, supernatural events, it is revealed that the car is a door to another dimension.
Of course, this isn’t the first Stephen King book to be centered around a vintage car. 1983’s Christine is about a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury. It was adapted into a movie by horror legend John Carpenter.
We don’t have any news on the cast or a release date yet, but we will give you the news as we get it.
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