As if IT and Pet Semetary weren’t enough, there’s another Stephen King horror story getting a reimagining: “The Boogie Man”. The Master of Horrors short story is being tackled again (for the 8th time). However, this will mark the story’s first adaptation as a feature film.
The Boogyman was originally published in 1973 and later released as part of the 1978 Night Shift Collection. The Boogyman follows Lester Billings, a father who lost his 3 children to a monster in his closet. The story takes place mostly in a psychiatrist office as Lester tells him his horrifying tale.
21 Century Fox is bringing on the writers of the hit horror film A Quiet Place, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Along with 21 Laps’ Sean Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen to produce.
After calling A Quiet Place “Extraordinary,” it’s no surprised that Beck and Woods would be the perfect duo to tackle The Boogyman feature film project; they are able to do so much with so little.
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 6, 2018
There’s no official release date as of yet.