The King’s reign of small-screen terror continues.
Boogeyman–a Stephen King short story from his acclaimed 1978 Night Shift collection–is being adapted by 20th Century Studios into a feature film that is slated to debut on Hulu, according to Deadline. The initial plans for this adaptation were reported here in Horror News Network last November.
The film–directed by Rob Savage (Host)–is being scripted by Mark Heyman (Black Swan) from original drafts by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant). Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps are producing.
Production on the film–which will star Sophie Thatcher (Showtime’s Yellowjackets) and Chris Messina (Birds of Prey)–reportedly will start later next month.
King’s original short story dealt with a man’s visit to a psychiatrist, where he recounted how his children were killed by a sadistic presence–the Boogeyman. The film will follow a teenage girl–reeling from her mother’s tragic death–and her brother, who are plagued by an evil presence in their house, and their struggle to get their father to pay attention…before it’s too late.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Boogeyman on Hulu.