Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Ten O’Clock People.
Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) wrote the script and will direct the film.
The story tells of a smoker (Baruchel) who returns to his old habit with a cessation drug still in his system, triggering a side effect that reveals a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters.
The Ten O’Clock People first appeared in King’s 1993 horror collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Holland has been developing the project for a while and it almost came together several years ago with Justin Long and Rachel Nichols.