Mark Pavia Returning to Stephen King Territory?


The director of the 1997 Stephen King adaptation The Night Flier, Mark Pavia, has long been absent from the horror sene.  A pity, really, because his feature debut – about a journalist that tracks a vampire that uses a small private plane to hop from airport to airport feeding on humans – was impressive.  This year might mark Pavia’s comeback, however, as he is developing a new King-related project: An anthology horror film.

Pavia is currently scripting an all-new feature film collection of King adaptations.  While we have seen our share of King television projects that have culled from the man’s works, like Nightmares & Dreamscapes, if this new project does indeed get going, it will be the first King feature film anthology in over 25 years.

The filmmaker says:

“Steve chose two of the stories and I chose two — the selection a perfect mixture of classic and contemporary King, a little bit of something for his oldest and newest fans alike.  It will be a true representation of his different personas, his varied styles and voices throughout the years.  Everything from the horror showman at his pulpiest to his most introverted and introspective character pieces, which can also be his most frightening.  Every single aspect of his personality will be represented, which as a filmmaker makes me extremely excited.  Not only will the film showcase Stephen King’s many different sides, it will also showcase mine as well.” 

Keep your eyes peeled to Pavia’s Facebook page for more details as they come in!

Source: Icons of Fright

(Photo courtesy of Mark Pavia)