James Wan Rebooting Stephen King’s “Tommyknockers”
Wow, we went about a week without any Stephen King news, but pad pennies certainly do show up. Yet another King adaptation is creeping it’s way screen, with The Conjuring’s James Wan and IT producer Roy Lee pitching a new adaptation of King’s 1987 novel The Tommyknockers studios and streaming services. The Tommyknockers is Stephen King‘s second best selling work in his career thus far, and a new film will undoubtedly do well.
In 1993, a mini series based on King’s book, was released on TV, and original EP Larry Sanitsky, looks like he might be joining Wan and Roy with thier project. Hollywood Reporter say that packages were sent to various studios (including Netflix) just before the Easter holiday weekend.
“It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck. All are as relevant today as the day the novel was written. It is also a tale about the eternal power of love and the grace of redemption.”
The book is about a town consumed by an alien force emanating from a UFO discovered buried in some woodland. The folks gain technical insight but slowly began to change as the ships power gets stronger.
With the book being so popular, it’s sure to start a hug bidding war between all of the TV and streaming services. Cool stuff.