20th Century Studios is adapting the Stephen King short story “The Boogeyman”, for a new film, which deals with a man’s visit to a psychiatrist where he recounts how his children were each killed by the “Boogeyman”.
The story follows a teenage girl who’s still reeling from the tragic death of their mother and finds herself and her brother plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.
“The Boogeyman” was originally published in 1978 as part of “The Night Shift” collection, which has already spawned 10 films including “Children Of The Corn”
It will star Sophie Thatcher, who is currently starring in the Disney+ series, “The Book Of Boba Fett” and “Yellowjackets”. The film will also star Chris Messina, who has starred in “I Care a Lot.”
21 Laps are producing the film, with Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen executive producing, along with Scott Beck and, Bryan Woods, who also worked on the original draft. Mark Heyman currently writing the script.
Development began on the project when Fox owned the studios and production is due to begin next month
This new film will be released on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ everywhere else.
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Source – Deadline