The hitman has you in his sights.
Billy Summers–the 2021 bestselling crime thriller from horror master Stephen King–will be adapted into a feature film by Warner Bros., according to a report on Deadline.
The film is being produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way, and may see Abrams in the director’s chair and Di Caprio playing the title character. Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are handling the screenplay. This project is still in its infancy, so stay tuned for further developments.
King’s novel follows hitman Billy Summers, who’s looking to retire as he accepts one last well-paying job. He travels to a quiet town, where he pretends to be an aspiring writer, and sets up an office with a direct view of where his target–another hitman, Joel Allen–will be delivered to stand trial for murder.
Summers, a consummate craftsman, become cynical about the mobsters who have hired him for this job–and his skepticism is well-founded, as things go south following the job’s completion.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on this adaptation of Billy Summers.