Stephen King’s From A Buick 8 Heads To Screens

Stephen King

by James White |
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Because there weren't enough Stephen King adaptations in the works already, you can add one more to the list. Hyde Park Entertainment has bought the rights to his 2002 tome From A Buick 8, and The Boy's William Brent Bell is on to write and direct.

King's book focuses on the rural town of Statler, Pennsylvania where the state police have kept a mysterious 1954 Buick Roadmaster in the shed behind the barracks for over twenty years. But when the town is plagued by strange and supernatural events, it turns out the Buick isn’t exactly a car; it’s a door to another dimension. Yes, Christine isn't the only dodgy motor roaring around King's universe.

While the late George A. Romero had been tinkering with the idea of adapting it, Bell will now be the man to bring it to cinemas. The writer/director has a few other projects in the works, but given the current fever for King material, we'd expect this one to drive to the front of the queue.

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