Stephen King’s Roadwork Adaptation Coming From Team Behind IT

There have been over 30 adaptations based on Stephen King books. Soon there will be even more. It has been reported that the team responsible for crafting a well-made adaptation of IT have scooped up another Stephen King property to adapt. More specifically, director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti (though it’s unclear if Andy has an eye on this to direct). The name of that book is Roadwork. The Roadwork novel was published back in 1981 and marked the ninth novel published by King. Interestingly the novel Roadwork was published under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. Roadwork is the third King novel published under the pseudonym.

The story is set in the Midwest during the mid-1970s. The plot follows Barton George Dawes as he is driven to mental instability over the death of a son, the disintegration of his marriage, and the threatened demolition of his home and business to make way for an extension to the interstate highway. The scene is set for some intense standoffs between Dawes and law enforcement.

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Pablo Trapero is already attached to direct. But how will this all translate to the big screen? Barabara Muschietti, the producer of IT recently spoke about the proposed adaptation. Check out her comments below.

“It’s a fantastic script. We hope to start shooting at the beginning of next year.”

Are the Muschietti’s the equivalent to the Wachowskis of horror? Given the track record of the Muschietti’s, I’d say it’s safe to say that the Roadwork adaptation is in good hands.  We’ll have to likely wait a while for more news as there is no studio attached to the project.

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