A Quiet Place scribes to adapt Stephen King’s The Boogeyman

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Wow, seriously there is news almost every single day that there is a new Stephen King adaptation in the works. This has been the norm since the late 70's and 80's I guess, but it has been kicked up 12 notches since IT hit it big (HUGE) at the box office last year. 

And today seems to be no different as this afternoon we have word that A QUIET PLACE scribes Scott Beck & Bryan Woods will pen the adaptation of Stephen King's short story THE BOOGEYMAN for Twentieth Century Fox. 

21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen aka the producers of Netflix's hit series STRANGER THINGS will be producing this as well. Beck & Woods will be executive producers with Madhouse Entertainment’s Robyn Meisinger, Adam Kolbrenner, and Ryan Cunningham. JR Young will oversee for the studio.

This will be the first studio feature adaptation for the short story by Stephen King, which was first published in the March 1973 issue of the magazine Cavalier, and later collected in King's 1978 collection NIGHT SHIFT and follows:

A man who recently lost all his children to a creature lurking in the closet. 

I read the short story years back when I burned through King's anthology NIGHT SHIFT in a weekend. This tale didn't stick out to me much, and truthfully, I don't remember it well at all – even after reading the full plot synopsis over on Wikipedia. Oh, well. I'm sure the marketing value of a movie called STEPHEN KING'S THE BOOGEYMAN is just too great to pass on. 

We'll see soon, I guess. Until then stay tuned for more news here on AITH regarding this new Stephen King adaptation from the creators of A QUIET PLACE.

Source: Deadline

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