Universal Set to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Tommyknockers’

Another work written by the Master of Horror, Stephen King, is making its way to hollywood. Universal is reportedly in the process of acquiring the rights to King’s 1987 sci-fi horror after winning a bidding war against Netflix and Sony, Deadline reports.


With the astonishing success of Warner Bros. adaptation of IT which rocked theaters last summer, this news may not exactly come as a shocker but nonetheless is sure to please horror fans.



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For those unfamiliar with the tale, The Tommyknockers is somewhat similar to IT in its inclusion of supernatural drama. Set in a small town in Maine, the plot is centered around the discovery of an alien spacecraft by local residents whose curiosity leads to disastrous consequences for the entire town.


This eerie plot is set to be produced by James Wan, producer of The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, and Insidious. Wan will work alongside producers Roy Lee, Larry Sanitsky, Michael Clear, and Jon Berg. 


When production is set to begin is yet to be known.



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