There is no Stephen King story that’s safe from Hollywood. That much has been proven in the past. But if the more recent past has proven anything, it seems like no story is safe from getting the Hollywood treatment at least TWICE!
Last year, IT hit the big screen to both critical and box office success. The sequel to that movie is still on the way, but its producer, Roy Lee, isn’t standing idly by. He’s teaming with The Conjuring director and producer James Wan to bring another beloved (albeit long-winded) King Classic, The Tommyknockers, to the big screen. Also on board is Larry Sanitsky, who executive produced the Tommyknockers TV miniseries back in 1993.
The package for the film has been sent to studios and streamers like Netflix, and in the mission statement, Sanitsky said the following:
“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 story follows a town that falls under the influence of dangerous gas from a spacecraft. The gas gives them enhanced abilities, makes them violent, and pretty much makes them susceptible to alien influence.
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