Stephen King’s ‘Fairy Tale’ Getting Feature Adaptation

by Thomas Tuna

King on the big screen–one in a series, collect ’em all.

Fairy Tale–Stephen KIng’s latest bestseller just recently published by Scribner–has already been optioned for a feature film, according to a report on Deadline.

Paul Greengrass–the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Bourne franchise, United 93 and Captain Phillips–will adapt, direct and produce the upcoming film. The property reportedly will be shopped immediately.

The novel follows a 17-year-old boy who “inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war,” according to the description. The stakes, as explained, “could not be higher–for that world and ours–as the teen journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling.”

The horror master endorsed the venture. “Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan,” King said. “He’s a wonderful choice for this film.”

For his part, Greengrass called Fairy Tale “a work of genius–a classic adventure story and a disturbing contemporary allegory.”

With no production or casting details yet revealed, keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Fairy Tale.


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