Variety has confirmed ShockTillYouDrop.com‘s April report that Tobe Hooper will direct the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “From a Buick 8.”
Actor/writer Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar wrote the script, which was optioned by Moonstone Entertainment chairman-CEO Etchie Stroh and Amicus Entertainment president Robert Katz.
“From a Buick 8” centers on a mysterious Buick stored in a state trooper barracks. After one of the troopers dies, his son becomes obsessed with the mysterious vintage automobile.
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 said. “The producers, writers and I shared the same sensibility about the project and responded to it in a similar way.”