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The producers began shopping the package to studios through Paradigm on Thursday. The book explored horror in a science fiction so bizarre that many to this day struggle making heads or tails of it, including King. Broadcast on ABC, it was directed by John Power, adapted by Lawrence D. Cohen and starred Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits. Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers” is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee. NBC announced it would adapt The Tommyknockers into a series in 2013, but that would appear to be dead now. The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. 3/. Now we know who the screenwriter will be, as Wan has tapped Jeremy Slater to script it after Slater previously created and oversaw the writing of Fox’s The Exorcist TV series. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover the secret of the Tommyknockers. The sequel is already set for release on Sept. 6, 2019. 4/5, I can’t wait for you to visit Haven. I’d borrowed other King novels from various friends and libraries, but this was the first one that was MINE.

Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers will be adapted for the big screen with James Wan producing as Universal wins a bidding war for the film's rights. The Tommyknockers - the latest movie adaptation of a Stephen King book - has hired Fantastic Four co-writer Jeremy Slater to pen the script. Culture Editor Tony Sokol is a writer, playwright and musician. The movie is based on the 1987 Stephen King novel of the same name. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. 2/, Now, thirty years later, I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the team bringing THE TOMMYKNOCKERS to life. “All are as relevant today as the day the novel was written. King wrote in his autobiography On Writing that he was inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Colour Out of Space.” The Tommyknockers, in its initial hardcover release in 1987, outsold King’s novels It, The Shining, and Carrie.

NBC has announced an impressive and familiar slate of miniseries with remakes of 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Tommyknockers', but can they live up to the originals? Like coming home.And most of all, thanks to @stephenking for the lifetime of incredible nightmares. Any one of those jobs would let me die a happy man. While other kids were playing sports or doing whatever cool kids do, I was spending the night in the Overlook, or hanging out in the sewers beneath Derry. The massive slate of upcoming Stephen King adaptations includes everything from IT: Chapter Two and Pet Sematary to Rose Madder and Firestarter. The Tommyknockers is about an alien spacecraft uncovered in the woods of Haven, Maine that begins to infect the residents’ dreams and knock out their teeth. The gas begins to transform residents, giving them enhanced abilities, but also making them violent.

“It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria, and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck. While there are worse Stephen King movie adaptions out there, but this one is close behind. The Tommyknockers was originally a 1993 TV miniseries starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.

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Taking to Twitter himself, however, Slater would appear ready to defend the book from its author, as he offered it nothing but praise and childhood memories. James Wan’s The Tommyknockers Moving Forward at Universal. Michael Kennedy Aug 16, 2018.