The hilarious Montreal-based actor, Jay Baruchel (pictured; This Is the End, Goon), has signed on to star in and executive produce the film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story The Ten O’Clock People, reports THR.
Tom Holland, the horrormeister behind Fright Night and Child’s Play, wrote the script and will direct the chiller, which is eyeing a June start in Baruchel’s hometown of Montreal.
“The story tells of a smoker (Baruchel) who returns to his old habit with a cessation drug still in his system, triggering a side effect that reveals a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters.” READ MORE
Captain America‘s Chris Evans is now circling the Stephen King adaptation The Ten O’Clock People, which once had Justin Long attached before scheduling conflicts got in the way, reports Deadline.
Tom Holland (Fright Night) is still attached to adapt and direct the modernized take on the short story from King’s “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” “about a man who tries to quit smoking with the help of a new drug only to discover a frightening aspect of reality as he kicks nicotine.”
The pic is aiming for a fall shoot in Atlanta and will mark Holland’s third King adaptation after The Langoliers and Thinner. READ MORE
Shooting this fall in Providence, Rhode Island, E.J. Meyers’s The Ten O’clock People is an independent film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story of the same name.
Below you’ll find a teaser trailer for the bone-chilling tale, which profiles a man’s discovery of an aspect of reality which is truly horrific.
“Ex-smoker Brandon Pearson thinks he’s finally kicked the habit when he discovers smoking cessation drug Zynex. But when he succumbs to his cravings and tosses the drug, he uncovers a frightening world full of perilous creatures few but he can see….”
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