Stephen King is everywhere! It’s the 90s all over again!
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writers behind the hushed horror A Quiet Place (2018) are putting the finishing touches on a deal that will finally bring Stephen King’s short story “The Boogeyman” to the big screen.
King first published “The Boogeyman” in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine. In 1978, the story found its way into the book Night Shift, the first collection of Stephen King’s short stories. Since then, it’s been used as the basis of several short films as well as a stage production, but has never been given the glory of a feature-length adaptation. Not that every Stephen King short story survives the transition to the silver screen (..<cough>The Mangler (1995)<cough>…), but if anyone can pull it off it’s Beck and Woods.
Produced by 21 Laps Entertainment, this new film adaptation will be yet another big genre outing for the studio behind Netflix’s Stranger Things and 2016’s Best Picture nominee, Arrival.
And, just in case you can’t wait, here are a few of the short films based on “The Boogeyman”. Don’t say we never gave you nothin’.
There’s even one in Russian!
Source: Deadline Hollywood