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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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Suntup Editions To Release The Running Man Covers Collection Print By Don Brautigam

Suntup Editions presents another fantastic print from artist Don Brautigam to The Covers Collection. Previously, they have published Brautigam’s cover art from The Stand, Night Shift, Skeleton Crew, and The Bachman Books. This month, we are delighted to offer the art that appeared on the 1st edition cover of The Running Man.

Following Don Brautigam’s work on the 1980 paperback release of Stephen King’s novel The Stand, it is no surprise Signet Books sought out Brautigam for The Running Man, the fourth novel published under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman. Published in 1982 as a paperback original, first editions of The Running Man are highly coveted. To find one in fine condition is a true rarity, making it nearly impossible to appreciate Brautigam’s magnificent work. Now, this cover art is available for the first time in its original form and without cover text. The Running Man has never looked so good.

Pre-order the print HERE.

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