He’s the king of horror. And he deserves a biopic.
Ever since bursting onto the scene with the career-making Carrie in 1974, Stephen King has been the world’s favorite horror writer, and to this day he continues to churn out incredible novels at a steady clip. King never went anywhere, but one could argue that with adaptations of both The Dark Tower and IT headed our way next year, he’s about to become more popular than ever.
So is now the time for a biopic?
The 2016 Hollywood Black List, which collects together the hottest unproduced screenplays of the year, includes not one but two Stephen King biopics, and though their inclusion on the list of course means that they’re not currently being produced, it’s not uncommon for Black List screenplays to eventually get the green light. One is set in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s.
In Kings of Maine, written by Kathy Charles:
Living with his wife and child in a trailer while working as a janitor, Stephen King struggles with alcoholism and his own dark history as he attempts to complete ‘Carrie.’
Maximum King!, penned by Shay Hatten, is described as:
An outlandish, surreal imagining of how in 1985 Stephen King wrote and directed his horror classic ‘Maximum Overdrive.’
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