Another Stephen King horror masterwork is coming to cinematic life.
The Regulators–the 1996 King Western thriller–is being adapted for the Silver Screen by Bohemia Group, with George Cowan on board as screenwriter, according to a report on Deadline.
The horror master has high hopes for the project. “I’m delighted that the excitement of The Regulators is coming to the screen,” King said. “This is going to be good.”
The novel tells the story of “the peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio that is shattered when four vans with shotgun-wielding ‘regulators’ terrorize local residents–killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors,” according to the synopsis.
Houses on the street are “mysteriously transformed into log cabins, and the street itself now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn Western landscape.” And behind all this is “an evil creature who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting months earlier.”
Bohemia Group’s chief executive Susan Ferris praised the novel, saying its “themes and characters resonate so powerfully. We look forward to making an incredible film.” The group’s executive vice president, Justin Ross, added that “working with Stephen King is a longtime wish fulfilled.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this adaptation of The Regulators.