Another Stephen King novel is headed to the big screen.
Less than a year after we received a reboot of the horror classic It, New Line Cinema has announced the film adaptation of King’s 1979 book The Long Walk. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man and Zodiac) was tapped to pen the script, and will also produce the project alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak, with Tracey Nyberg set to executive produce.
The Long Walk, which was written under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, tells the story of a group of teenagers living in a dystopian future. The characters participate in a tortuous annual walking contest in which they must maintain a certain speed or risk being killed. The event continues until one out of the original 100 contestants is left standing. Think Hunger Games but more gruesome.
There's no word on casting or when production for The Long Walk is scheduled to begin; so be sure to keep it locked as more details about the film become available.
The sequel to 2017's It is expected to arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019.