Add another film to author Stephen King’s extensive portfolio of films, as he reveals the first trailer for The Boogeyman that will appear during this weekend’s NFC Championship match. The film will be based on a short story that King wrote in the 1970s.
King reveals premiere date–Sunday, January 29–for The Boogeyman trailer on Twitter. The author adds it will air at some point during the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Fox. Game starts at 3pm ET/noon Pacific Time.
Looking forward to seeing the trailer for THE BOOGEYMAN, based on my story. I was told it would run in the NFC championship game next Sunday.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 24, 2023
Boogeyman is based on a short story by King from 1973 that first appeared in a magazine titled Cavalier. The author then included it in his 1978 collection called Night Shift. It’s about an evil presence that stalks and kills a father’s young children.
The film adaptation will apparently focus on a 16-year-old girl and her younger sister. Filmmaker Rob Savage is directing The Boogeyman, which was planned for Hulu but will now release in theaters, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The thriller is slated to premiere on June 2. The Boogeyman will star Madison Hu, Vivien Lyra Blair, David Dastmalchian, Chris Messina, Sophie Thatcher and Marin Ireland.
As for King, he has other feature film and television adaptations in development for his work. Eg, His recent book Fairy Tale has a film deal with director Paul Greengrass, known for the series Bourne and Captain Phillips. And The Haunting of Hill House’s Mike Flanagan is testing out The Dark Tower.
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