The work of Stephen King will once again be adapted for the big screen with Bohemia Group landing the film rights to the bestselling novel, The Regulators.
George Cowan has been tasked with adapting the Western horror thriller.
“The Regulators is the story of the peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio that is shattered one fine day when four vans containing shotgun-wielding “regulators” terrorize the street’s residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors.
Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins and the street now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn western landscape. Masterminding this sudden onslaught is an evil creature who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting several months earlier.”
“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen,” Stephen King told Deadline in a statement. “This is going to be good.”
Bohemia Group’s CEO, Susan Ferris also spoke about the company’s excitement for the project, saying:
“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.”
The film adaptation of The Regulators is being shepherded by Bohemia Group’s Executive Vice-President, producer Justin Ross, who helped develop the King-approved script with Cowan.
Ross added his thoughts, saying:
“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.”
King’s work has spawned multiple big-screen releases over the years. It, It Chapter Two, The Shining, Misery, and Pet Sematary are just a few names to make the transition from book to feature film.