Another Stephen King bestseller is getting primed for production! Hyde Park Entertainment recently announced plans to bring King’s book From a Buick 8 to the big screen. Film producer Ashok Armitraj has tapped William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside, Wer, Stay Alive) to write the script and direct. Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj will be joining the team as executive producers.
Published in 2006, From a Buick 8 was titled after a 1965 Bob Dylan song of the same name. It is perhaps one of Mr. King’s lesser-known novels but definitely a sinister signature of the legendary author and, as expected, maintains ties to the Stephen King Universe. ‘Constant Readers’ will recall a reference to the Low Men (servants of the Crimson King) which is a direct connection to The Dark Tower series.
This is not the first time Mr.King has made an automobile the star of the story though, who could forget Christine. The powerfully possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury reeked murderous mayhem on anyone in her path. Although From a Buick 8’s 1954 Buick Roadmaster does not have the frightening flash of Christine, it does have some spiteful spirit…. making it much more than just a machine. 😉
“From a Buick 8centers around the rural town of Statler, Pennsylvania where the state police have kept a mysterious 1954 Buick Roadmaster in the shed behind the barracks for over twenty years. But when the town is plagued by strange and supernatural events, it turns out the Buick isn’t exactly a car- it’s a door to another dimension.” – Source: Deadline
Hyde Park Entertainment has yet to set a release date or production schedule for their adaptation of the bewildering Buick. Fortunately, King fans have a myriad of on-screen options! Just today Hulu released the highly anticipated series Castle Rock, a ten-episode original series based on stories rooted in King’s iconic town. What Stephen King tale would you like to see made into a movie? What Stephen King tale was a movie ‘miss’? Let us know at Fan Fest News!