A film adaptation of Stephen King‘s book The Regulators is currently in development.
King, 74, originally published the novel under the pseudonym Richard Bachman back in 1996. And it is now heading to the big screen. The Regulators will follow the same premise, which tells the story of the supernatural events that unfold in an Ohio town after a paperboy is shot by a mysterious stranger.
“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen. This is going to be good.” King says.
King has sold the rights to the novel to management agency Bohemia Group. And CEO Susan Ferris explained that she could not be “more thrilled” to be working on the adaptation.
“We could not be more thrilled than to be working with the prolific Stephen King and his team on this project. The novel’s themes and characters resonate so powerfully, and we are looking forward to making an incredible film.” Ferris tells Deadline.
George Cowan is said to be writing the script producer Justin Ross added that getting to work with Stephen is the “fulfillment” of a long-time wish and he hopes to do the author “proud” when the bestseller hits the silver screen.
“Working with Stephen King is a long-time wish fulfilled. Susan and George and I look forward to doing the novel and its author proud.” Cowan states.
King has had several of his 64 novels adapted into movies over the years, including acclaimed fantasy drama The Green Mile – which starred Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard and Michael Clarke as a supernatural inmate – as well as classic 1980 horror The Shining.
Check back for more details on this project as casting and a release date are released!