Stephen King novels are becoming the perfect fodder for paranormal/horror content that’s hitting the theaters and the streaming channels. The latest novel to be up for adaptation is From a Buick 8. The novel is about an old Buick that’ the police impounds in Western Pennsylvania in 1979. Strange things, of course, begin to happen in the small town. One man thinks that the car is the root of all the problems. From a Buick 8 released in 2002.
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The Stephen King novel adaptation, like most horror movies projects, was in development hell for a while. Initially, George Romero signed up to help the project in 2005. Somewhere along the line, Tobe Hooper came into the picture. The project was in limbo for a while. Now, a new company that’s helmed by Thomas Jane (He of The Punisher fame) and Courtney Lauren Penn, Renegade Entertainment will produce.
Speaking to Deadline, Jane and Penn said,
“From a Buick 8 is a thrilling and deeply personal project for us, as we explore a uniquely structured mystery spanning the 70s, 80s, 90s and post-9/11 era, centered around a son’s search for the truth behind his father’s sudden death. Along with first love and grief, terrifying and philosophic mysteries are spawned by inexplicable events connected to the titular car. We are honored that Stephen is supporting our vision of his brilliant, provocative novel.”
Streaming reared its beautiful head and Stephen King books have become a magnet. It all started with It, the horror movie based on Stephen King’s novel, hitting the theaters as a remake. Stephen King is having his Stan Lee moment. The sequel to another horror movie based on his book, The Shining, Dr. Sleep, released this year as well.
Netflix has been kind to Stephen King novels as well. They now have Gerald’s Game, The Mist, In The Tall Grass, and some more.