Universal Pictures Snaps Up Stephen King’s ‘Fairy Tale’

by Thomas Tuna

Going once, going twice, sold!

In what was described as a “heated auction”, Universal Pictures won a bidding war to acquire the rights to the film adaptation of Stephen King’s latest novel, Fairy Tale, according to a report on Deadline.

A key to the deal reportedly is the strong relationship that Paul Greengrass–who will adapt, direct and produce the feature–has with Universal. Greengrass is the filmmaker behind the Bourne franchise, United 93 and Captain Phillips.

King’s 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 synopsis. The stakes “could not be higher–for that world and ours–as the teen journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling.”

The bestselling horror master gave the adaptation his blessing, saying, “I’m a Paul Greengrass fan. He’s a wonderful choice for this film.”

Greengrass was equally enthusiastic about his project. Fairy Tale, he said, is “a work of genius–a classic adventure story and a disturbing contemporary allegory.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this film adaptation of Fairy Tale.


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