Believe it, horror fiends. We are in the age of the King. From It to Gerald’s Game to Castle Rock, Stephen King adaptations have never been more exciting. And as I’m sure the production companies might tell you, more lucrative. Well, we just got our latest piece in that pattern. According to Deadline, Stephen King’s From a Buick 8 is headed to a theater near you.
From a Buick 8 is the story of a tight-knit community of police officers in Western Pennsylvania. When a mysterious driver leaves what is almost a car on one of the roads they patrol, the group takes it in. Unfortunately, this vehicle is not from their world. Its engine is useless, it sometimes glows an eerie purple, and it even “heals” itself when damaged. The Buick is far beyond what any member of the troop could imagine…and it is dangerous to hold onto.
Buick 8 comes to us from Hyde Park Entertainment. Planning ahead, Hyde Park has already selected someone to drive this vehicle. That would be one William Brent Bell, who will write and direct this latest King adaptation. Horror fans might already know Bell from his work on The Boy, The Devil Inside, and the 2006 slasher Stay Alive. Obviously, Bell is no stranger to supernatural thrillers, and it’s safe to say he’s a good person to have in this Buick‘s driver’s seat.
But what do you think? Firstly, have you read From a Buick 8? If so, what did you think? Does it deserve to be the next entry into this golden era of Stephen King adaptations? Because, after all, there are a lot of his books to choose from. Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.
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