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André Øvredal To Direct Stephen King’s The Long Walk

Another Stephen King book is being turned into a feature film, and André Øvredalo will be at the helm. Øvredalo will direct King’s 1979 novella The Long Walk, which was written under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman.

The story takes place in a dystopian future, where 100 boys are selected for a long walk. They have to maintain speeds of 4 miles an hour, and receive fewer than three warnings an hour. Break these rules, and they’re shot dead. The last one standing, however, gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Despite the high stakes, the boys form an unlikely camaraderie along their journey.

James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

Øvredalo is also directing the upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with Guillermo del Toro producing. He previously helmed the claustrophobic horror, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which came out in 2016.

The Long Walk marks the third King property currently in development over at New Line. There’s IT: Chapter Two, which is out this summer, and Salem’s Lot, which is being produced by James Wan (The Conjuring) and written by Gary Dauberman (IT).

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection – The Long Walk (UK Edition) Print

Suntup Editions is delighted to announce that The Long Walk is their latest addition to The Covers Collection. This iconic and memorable artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. paperback edition of The Long Walk by Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. 

This beautiful cover art is now presented here for the first time as a beautiful Giclée print of the full cover art, without text, so you can experience this piece like never before. Order your individual fine art print signed by artist Gerry Grace, or become a subscriber to The Covers Collection and receive a new print every month featuring the iconic cover art from Stephen King’s novels.

Click HERE for more info.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and – 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, – Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: September 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: August 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

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Stephen King’s The Long Walk In Development At New Line

After scaring up over $700 million with last year’s IT, New Line Cinema is diving back into Stephen King’s library of literary horrors with an adaptation of The Long Walk.

The novel was originally written around 1966-67 but not published until 1979 under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman. The story follows a group of teenage contestants in dystopian future America who must journey in a non-stop, grueling competition where they are forced to walk under certain rules and restrictions until one is left standing.

New Line is teaming up with screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) to pen the adaptation and also produce. Vanderbilt also recently wrote and directed the 2015 drama Truth. The big-screen rights were initially held for years by Frank Darabont, who is well-known for bringing previous King works to life, including The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. Longtime The Long Walk fan Vanderbilt had coveted the project for years, even writing a version on spec, until the Darabont rights finally lapsed and he rushed to take it on.

Bradley Fischer and William Sherak will produce alongside Vanderbilt via their company Mythology Entertainment. The production company currently has three upcoming horror projects set to release this year, including Slender Man that is set to hit theaters August 24, The House with a Clock in Its Walls releasing September 21, and the Suspiria remake set for a fall release.

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