Looks like we will be adding another Stephen King movie adaptation to his horror movie roster, as The Tommyknockers has been picked up by Universal. After the HUGE success if IT, which became the highest grossing horror movie of all time taking in 700 million dollars, studios have been looking to cash in on that horror success.
Apparently The Tommyknockers film rights was a highly fought over commodity as it was reported that Sony, Netflix and Universal all attempted to acquire the rights with Universal coming out on top. The film has also tapped James Wan to produce the movie. Wan has most recently directed The Conjuring and Aquaman. While Wan has been named producer he hasn’t been named director, but the door has been left open by Universal for him to direct if he wants to.
The story of “Tommyknockers” centers on the residents of a town in Maine who start to be affected by a strange object in the woods, which is later learned to be of alien origin. This object emits a gas that can give those exposed special abilities while also making them extremely violent. One with a steel plate in his head is immune to these effects and must use this opportunity to save his town.
While the book keeps Stephen Kings typical horror genre intact, The Tommyknockers is considered to be more of Stephen Kings attempt to delve into the world of Science Fiction. With popular movies featuring superheroes, it might be kinda of cool to see a twist on it with a mix of aliens, horror, and superpowers.
So what do you guys think? Are you excited for Stephen Kings new horror film adaptation The Tommyknockers? Or will it be doomed by the shadow of It. Let us know what you think in the comments below!