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Edgar Wright to adapt Stephen King’s The Running Man for big screen


Filmmaker Edgar Wright will subsequent sort out the massive display adaptation of iconic creator Stephen King’s The Working Man.

King had revealed the dystopian thriller novel in 1982 beneath the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Set within the yr 2025 within the US, the story follows protagonist Ben Richards as he participates within the sport present The Working Man wherein contestants, allowed to go wherever on the planet, are chased by Hunters employed to kill them.

In response to Deadline, Wright will co-write the story with Michael Bacall. The 2 had beforehand partnered for 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will produce by way of his Style Movies banner, alongside Nira Park from Wright’s Full Fiction banner.

King’s The Working Man was beforehand made right into a 1987 characteristic movie, directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger within the lead.

The film was a mean hit on the field workplace, incomes USD 38 million towards USD 27 million finances. It acquired combined evaluations from the critics.

Wright, who final directed 2017 blockbuster Child Driver, is at the moment engaged on his newest undertaking, Final Night time in Soho.

The psychological horror film, that includes Anya Taylor-Pleasure, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith, is scheduled to be launched in October this yr.

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