Stephen King adaptation gains momentum
It was back in April when we first told you Tobe Hooper was possibly going to direct Stephen King’s From a Buick 8 based on a script by Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar.
Variety has confirmed Hooper is ready to roll on the project and that Moonstone Entertainment chairman-CEO Etchie Stroh and Amicus Entertainment prexy Robert Katz are producing. Amicus is behind Stuart Gordon’s recent thriller Stuck. Schaech, Chizmar and Mick Garris will co-produce.
Set in Pennsylvania, the story concerns a otherwordly Buick Roadmaster that was obtained by the state police of Troop D. The relic becomes the fascination of a young man whose father, an officer, was killed in a terrible accident.
“From a Buick 8 will not be your stock horror film by any means. There’s a really cool, layered quality to the story,” Hooper tells the Hollywood trade. “The producers, writers and I shared the same sensibility about the project and responded to it in a similar way.”