Coming off the smash hit, critically acclaimed A Quiet Place, writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are a pretty hot duo right about now, and we’ve learned today that they’re developing their next project. Via Deadline, Beck and Woods will next be adapting The Boogeyman, a Stephen King short story featured in the Night Shift collection!
Many filmmakers have legally adapted the story for short films, but this will be the very first feature length, studio made adaptation of the King tale.
The Boogeyman follows a man who recently lost all his children to a creature lurking in the closet.
Beck and Woods tweeted today, “Ever since we were children, our nightmares have been fueled by the “King” of Horror… so we are absolutely thrilled and honored to be adapting Stephen King’s THE BOOGEYMAN.”
The site reports that Twentieth Century Fox is finalizing a deal for the pitch package, with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen on board to produce.
The Boogeyman was first published in 1973.