At different points, late masters of horror George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper had been attached to direct adaptations of Stephen King‘s 2002 novel From a Buick 8, but those projects sadly never came to fruition. Via Deadline today, the novel is finally soon headed to the big screen, with William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside) on board to write and direct.
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment optioned the novel, which centers around the rural town of Statler, Pennsylvania where the state police have kept a mysterious 1954 Buick Roadmaster in the shed behind the barracks for over twenty years.
When the town is plagued by strange and supernatural events, it turns out the Buick isn’t exactly a car- it’s a door to another dimension.
Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj will be executive producers.