The boogeyman (thanks to Stephen King) is out to getcha.
A small-screen adaptation of the horror master’s 1973 short story The Boogeyman is slated for Hulu sometime next year, and production is now underway in New Orleans, according to a report on Deadline, with four new actors signed up for the chilling ride.
The film–from director Rob Savage (Host) and screenwriter Mark Heyman (working off prior drafts by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods and Akela Cooper)–this week added David Dastmalchian (Dune), Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box) and Madison Hu (Voyagers) to the cast–joining the previously announced Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher.
The Boogeyman is produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine–with Beck, Woods and Emily Morris serving as executive producers.
King’s original story–which appeared in 1978’s Night Shift collection–follows a man during a visit to a psychiatrist as he recounts the gruesome murders of his three children at the hand of an evil being.
This film adaptation is likely to veer from the short story, in that it will deal with a sister and brother–tormented by a supernatural boogeyman–as they try to gain the attention of their grieving father.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Boogeyman on Hulu.