7 Facts About Stephen King
The famous horror author turns 70 today and to commemorate his talents we’ve compiled 7 Stephen King facts.
Edgar Wright has chased down his next movie project.
The Baby Driver filmmaker is on board to develop and direct a new adaptation of Stephen King‘s science-fiction novel The Running Man for Paramount Pictures, EW has confirmed.
King’s book, which he wrote under the pen name Richard Bachman, concerns a game show in which contestants are pursued by killers. The novel was previously adapted into a 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The story for the new Running Man will be co-written by Wright and Michael Bacall, with whom Wright previously collaborated on the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Bacall will pen the script.
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Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will produce through Genre Films, alongside Wright’s longtime producer Nira Park, of Complete Fiction.
King gave Wright a boost early in his career by praising the director’s 2004 film Shaun of the Dead, describing the horror-comedy as “a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic.”
Wright’s documentary The Sparks Brothers, about the band Sparks, recently premiered to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. His next feature film, a horror-thriller called Last Night in Soho, is set for release in October.
Wright’s involvement in the new Running Man was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.