Today it was revealed that Disturbia co-writer Christopher Landon may be working on a remake of Stephen King’s Christine, which was originally adapted for the screen by Bill Phillips and helmed by John Carpenter. Read on for the details. In the original, a nerdish boy buys a strange car with a evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.Disturbia co-writer Christopher Landon tells Comingsoon.net, “['Christine'] has been all over the place,” he says, alluding to the property’s travels as a rumored SCI FI Channel Original to Sony and NBC’s plans to turn it into an event telepic. “If it happens or not we’ll see, but when I came in what I wanted to do was really go back to the book, the source material. I’m a fan of the Carpenter version, it is fun. But the book was much more of a possession story than it was just a killer car. That’s what made the book so great is that what was so terrifying was that it wasn’t just about an inanimate object running around and killing people, it was a boy who was sorta being taken over by the former owner of the car – and there was something more terrifying about that. Also, I just love the dynamics of the characters and so forth. Right now it’s way too soon say anything else about it. We’re so in the thick of deal-making, I don’t want to blow anything else!”
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