Every Stephen King adaptation currently in development

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 02: Executive producers and writers Bryan Woods (L) and Scott Beck attend the Paramount Pictures New York Premiere of ?A Quiet Place? at AMC Lincoln Square theater on April 2, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 02: Executive producers and writers Bryan Woods (L) and Scott Beck attend the Paramount Pictures New York Premiere of ?A Quiet Place? at AMC Lincoln Square theater on April 2, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) /

The Boogeyman

Stephen King’s short story “The Boogeyman”, (not to be confused with the 1980 film The Boogey Man or the 2005 film also called The Boogeyman) was first published in 1973 then later included in the collection “Night Shift”. It’s been made into several short films and one theatrical play and now the time has come for it to be released as yet another horror flick with the word “boogeyman” in the title.

Can’t they call it something else? “The Closet Door” maybe? Or just add something other than just boogeyman, like “Night of The Boogeyman.” That sounds dark and mysterious enough to draw a small crowd.

The story about a possibly mentally ill man describing the circumstances of how his children died, will be adapted for the big screen by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the creators of A Quiet Place. There’s been no news of who will direct or star in the film. It currently has no release date.

Rest Stop

Appearing in the “Just After Sunset” collection, “Rest Stop” is a short story that focuses on a man living with an alter-ego named Hardin who intervenes in what he believes is a domestic abuse situation. Anything with alter-egos is interesting because it gives a psychological twist to real life events, and rest stops are perfect settings for horror movies. The story is possibly one of King’s best and seeing it displayed visually should be a fun experience.

Director Alex Ross Perry has reportedly made some changes to the source material which isn’t a surprise since its an 18-page short story meant to be expanded into a two-hour film. Something either has to be changed or more plot has to be added.

Instead of one woman, the story will focus on two women trapped in a cat-and-mouse game after an encounter with a stranger at a rest stop. Craig Flores will produce the film through Bread & Circuses and Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will both oversee for Legendary Entertainment. No one has been cast for the film yet and it doesn’t have a release date.

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Which Stephen King adaptation are you most excited for? Do you think there are too many? Are you like me and wondering why we’re getting a Cujo remake and not a new Christine, Dead Zone or Silver Bullet? Leave your comments below.