After making a name for himself in the horror world with last year’s Shudder movie Host, Rob Savage has set up his next project, and this time around he’s tackling Stephen King.
Deadline reports that Savage will be adapting King’s short story The Boogeyman for Hulu and 20th Century Studios. The film is expected to debut exclusively on Hulu.
The site adds, “Mark Heyman (Black Swan) has been writing the script which Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant) wrote the original drafts.”
In the film, “Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”
21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing.
The original story was first published in 1973, before finding a home in Stephen King’s Night Shift collection in 1978. This will be the first time the tale has been adapted as a feature.