‘Christine’: ‘Hannibal’ Creator Behind New Movie Adaptation of Stephen King Book

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A new Christine movie is on the way from Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

The new film adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1983 horror novel will be coming from Bryan Fuller, primarily known for his high-profile writing/producing television credits on series such as Hannibal, Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods and Heroes. Deadline broke the news, reporting that Fuller will be writing the screenplay, as well as making his directorial debut with the pic. Jason Blum is producing via Blumhouse, with Vincenzo Natali and Steven Hoban also among the producing team.

King’s original novel told the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury that’s possessed by malevolent supernatural forces. John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) directed a feature adaptation in ’83, with Keith Gordon playing a young man whose life takes a dark turn after buying the titular vehicle. The film, which also starred John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton, earned $21 million worldwide and has become a cult hit over the years.

Fingers crossed for Fuller’s take on the novel. Here’s a look back at Carpenter’s film:






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