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Edgar Wright To Direct New Running Man Adaptation

Nearly 35 years after the novel was first brought to life on the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring, Stephen King’s The Running Man is getting new life as Paramount is in final talks with Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) to helm a new adaptation of the sci-fi story.

First published in 1982 under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, the story is set in the dystopian world of 2025 United States, in which the nation’s economy is in ruins and world violence is rising and centers on protagonist Ben Richards, a man desperate to make money to support his gravely ill daughter Cathy and his wife Sheila, as he enters the titular game show in which contestants are allowed to go anywhere in the world while being chased by “Hunters” employed to kill them, earning $100 for every hour the contestant stays alive and avoids capture, an additional $10 for each law enforcement officer or Hunter they kill and $1 billion grand prize if they can survive for 30 days.

The new film will not be a remake of the 1987 film but rather a more faithful adaptation of King’s novel, with the Blood and Cornetto Trilogy helmer, who has previously expressed a desire to bring his own take to the material, set to co-write the story with Micahel Bacall (Jump Street franchise), with Bacall set to adapt the script.

The new adaptation is set to be produced by Fox’s X-Men creative head Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon via his Genre Films production banner alongside Nira Park for Wright’s Complete Fiction label.

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The Cornetto Trilogy Blu-Ray Available On November 19, 2013

The The Cornetto Trilogy ($35) better known as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End will be available on Blu-ray digital on November 19, 2013.

This series of comedic genre movies directed by Edgar Wright lampoons zombie flicks, cop movies and science fiction horror. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starred in each film.

Named for the Cornetto ice cream company, each film is connected to a specific flavor associated with a thematic element from the movie: strawberry for zombie guts and gore, blue original for the police uniform, and mint chocolate chip for those little green men.

These movies, each critical and box office successes, quickly became cult favorites for their unique blend of action, silliness, and bizarre situational hilarity.

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Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy Screening At The Egyptian Theatre In Los Angeles Scheduled For November 16th, 2013

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Come see Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy featuring the films Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles on November 16th, 2013 at 5 PM.

There will be discussion following the triple feature with writer-director Edgar Wright in person, moderated by Rian Johnson.

Find out more here and purchase tickets here. Facebook page for the event here.

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

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