The 'Exorcist' TV Creator to Write Script for Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers'
Do you recognize this creature in the featured image? Well, as long as you're Stephen King fans, you must know it comes from a long-buried alien spacecraft in The Tommyknockers (1987).
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Though King himself once said that "The Tommyknockers is an awful book," the story is still appealing. Set in the small town of Haven, Maine, the fiction is about a long-buried alien spacecraft trying to transform all the people on Earth into their kind via an invisible gas. Gard, an alcoholic poet who is central in the story, appears to be immune to the ship's effects because of the steel plate in his head, a souvenir of a teenage skiing accident. Without warning, Gard then become the only source of hope on the planet fighting against the alien army. In 1993, the novel was adapted into a two-part mini TV series on ABC with the same name, which received positive feedbacks. In 2013, NBC said they would reboot it, but we've heard nothing since then.
Tommyknockers: TV series in 1993 | Image via dramaqueen
Well, watch out, Earth folks! The green alien army is coming back on the big screen soon! According to Entertainment Weekly, Jeremy Slater, the creator of Fox’s The Exorcist TV series, is announcing a new project of making a film version of The Tommyknockers. Here's what he said on Twitter:
I’m pretty sure this is the first book I ever bought with my own money. It was 1988 and I was 10 years old. I’d borrowed other King novels from various friends and libraries, but this was the first one that was MINE. 1/ pic.twitter.com/7tcOpizdU6— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) 2018年8月16日
And when I finally got my foot in the door, I only had three dream projects on my bucket list. One was Marvel (umm…sorry about that one, guys), one was Star Wars, and the third, of course, was Stephen King. Any one of those jobs would let me die a happy man. 3/— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) 2018年8月16日
I can’t wait for you to visit Haven. It’s a hell of a town.— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) 2018年8月16日
Just don’t go in the woods. 5/5
In addition to Slater's screenwriting, the film will be produced by James Wen and Michael Clear, the filmmakers of The Nun and Annabelle: Creation, and Roy Lee, the one who did the remake of King’s It.
With this team of spooks, how can you not be excited about the production!
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