Stephen King is one of the most successful and prolific authors ever, but he’s also becoming one of the hottest brands in Hollywood. Thanks to the success of both IT and now IT Chapter Two, studios are snatching up King’s works like crazy to adapt them for the big screen. Last year, we got word that 20th Century Fox did just that with Stephen King’s the Boogeyman, one of the author’s early short stories, which A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were to adapt. Now, we have word that the project is indeed moving forward, and some info as to how the duo intends to tackle the adaptation.
Disney axed the vast majority of Fox’s development slate recently after a string of flops that the studio inherited in the $71.3 billion deal. Even though horror isn’t Disney’s usual thing, like any other studio, they love money and The Boogeyman has all of the right ingredients to make a lot of it. Beck and Woods wrote A Quiet Place, which went on to become a massive hit for Paramount last year. Couple that with the attractiveness of anything Stephen King related right now and this becomes an attractive prospect.