Stephen King’s From A Buick 8 novel has been picked up for adaptation by Hyde Park Entertainment.
William Brent Bell has been tapped to write a script for the adaptation and also to direct the film. Bell has had a well-balanced career handling projects in the supernatural and horror genres, having worked on STX’s The Boy and Paramount’s The Devil Inside.
Published in 2002, the novel is described as follows: “Shortly after his father, a Pennsylvania state trooper, is killed in a senseless automobile accident, Ned Wilcox discovers that the members of Troop D have a secret concealed behind their headquarters. They have been storing a 1954 Buick Roadmaster for over twenty years and for good reason. Unleashing it upon the world might mean the destruction of our dimension as we know it.”
Ashok Amritraj of Hyde Park Entertainment will produce From a Buick 8. Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj will be executive producing. The next project we will see from Hyde Park is Prey, which is being produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse. There is no set release date.
A feature adaptation of the novel was previously in development with the late George A. Romero directing. Romero was later replaced by Tobe Hooper but production on the film stalled out before it could commence.