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Stephen King & Joe Hill novella Throttle to get big-screen treatment

03.30.2017

Father and son writers Stephen King and Joe Hill are having their collaborative novella THROTTLE made into a feature film! We're just now getting reports that producer Emile Gladstone and his A Bigger Boat Productions have optioned the story and set John Scott III, the writer of the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie MAGGIE, to pen the screenplay. 

THROTTLE takes its inspiration from the classic Richard Matheson short story Duel, which features a motorcycle gang road-hogging it across a stark Nevada desert. Things take a turn for the worse after a deal goes horribly wrong and the group is then pursued by a faceless trucker hell-bent on revenge. At the core of the story is a relationship between a father and son. The tale was originally published back in 2009 as a tribute to Matheson.

This deal places yet another feather in King's Hollywood cap as the multiple-award-winning author prepares for his largest cinematic year in decades. Let's go down the list, shall we? Sony is gearing up for the release of THE DARK TOWER, starring  Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba (opening July 28, 2017), New Line just dropped a frighteningly good trailer for the rebooted version of King's IT (floating into theaters on September 8, 2017), and then there's the J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Hulu series based on a quasi-King universe called CASTLE ROCK.

More news concerning THROTTLE is bound to motor past our inboxes in the coming months, so be sure to keep yourselves close for more details.

Extra Tidbit: If you're looking to check out some of Joe Hill's other written work I highly recommend reading his novel The Fireman.

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