Stephen King’s Next TV Film Based On ‘The Boogeyman’

by Thomas Tuna

Here’s a time-saving idea: Why doesn’t Stephen King just cut out the middleman and become a screenwriter?

That scream you just heard was the senior staff at Simon & Schuster leaping from their office windows.

Yet another King horror tale–this time it’s his short story The Boogeyman–will be adapted to the small screen by 20th Century Studios, according to a report on Deadline. The two-hour movie will air on Hulu on an unspecified date.

Production on the film is expected to start between now and next spring in New Orleans, with Rob Savage (Host) directing and Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen serving as producers.

Mark Heyman (Black Swan) reportedly is handing the screenplay, from an original draft by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant). Casting reportedly will be a top priority.

King’s original 1973 short story will be the 10th entry in his 20-story Night Shift collection to be adapted for the big or small screen. The story deals with a man’s visit to a psychiatrist, when he tells how his children were killed by a horrible presence–the Boogeyman.

But, according to the official synopsis, some changes will be made for the film. The movie follows a teenage girl and her younger brother, still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, as they find themselves “plagued by a sadistic presence in their house.” The siblings “struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Boogeyman.


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