Stephen King’s From a Buick 8 gets a director. This means that another one of King’s penned novels is slated for the silver screen!
The novel From a Buick 8 is just one of the horror novels under Stephen King’s stable that features dodgy vehicles, with the other one being Christine. Published in 2002, the title got its inspiration from the Bob Dylan song From a Buick 6. It was George A. Romero who initially thought of the idea of adapting this book into a film. However, the idea was never realized – not until now.
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment will take charge of the movie’s production. Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj will serve as the executive producer. It will then be directed by William Brent Bell, the same director who brought us the hair-raising horror movies The Devil Inside and Wer. He is also set to write the script to be used for the said upcoming film.
The plot of From a Buick 8 is set in the rural Statler, Pennsylvania. It revolves around the 1953 Buick Roadmaster parked behind the state police’s barracks for more than 20 years. Basically, that car is the “family secret” of the whole troop. The troopers are unwilling to let the world know precisely what kind of malice the car hides. However, the secret is bound to be revealed sooner or later. One of the troop members’ son starts visiting the barracks and comes to learn about the car hidden there. After so many years, the Buick 8 is stirring once again, ultimately revealing that it is a malevolent spirit that should have never existed in the world.
There are more and more production companies considering the idea of adapting Stephen King’s books. This is all thanks to the massive success of the IT move from New Line production, which is also an adaptation of a Stephen King’s work with the same name. With that blockbuster as a precedent, a lot of people are seeing the potential of another box office hit in King’s other books.