NEWS - THE TEN O’CLOCK PEOPLE
The new company is also soon to go out with a TV take on The Ten O’Clock People, Stephen King’s short story about a group of people in authority who are monsters disguised as people.
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With Tom Holland's adaptation of Stephen King's The Ten O'Clock People currently making the sales rounds at Cannes, word has come that Chris Evans (Captain America, Snowpiercer) is in talks to replace Justin Long, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.
Per Deadline, the plan is to shoot The Ten O'Clock People, an adaptation of King's short story of the same name that was first published in Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 1993, this fall in Atlanta. Holland, the 1980s horror maven who wrote and directed Fright Night and Child's Play and previously tackled King’s Thinner and The Langoliers, will direct.
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Tom Holland: “Stephen and I had dinner when I was making The Langoliers and he had recently finished writing Nightmares and Dreamscapes, which had that short story. He was aggravated at dinner because we were both still smoking at the time...
Additionally, Holland will again collaborate with Stephen King to bring the short story "The Ten O'Clock People" to the big screen. "They're in negotiations right now with the cast," Holland said. "We've got Rachel Nichols for the heroine, but we're in negotiations for the male lead. We're hoping to be shooting by the first week in December in Providence, Rhode Island. I think everyone knows it's a Stephen King short story, I'm very excited about it."
Asked whether it sticks close to the original story or ventures off, Holland said, "Oh, we venture off a lot."
You can read the entire interview here.
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“Veteran Director Tom Holland (“Fright Night,” “Child’s Play”) has signed on to adapt and direct the feature film “The Ten O’clock People,” a short story by Stephen King. Holland and King have previously collaborated on the popular thrillers “The Langoliers” and“Thinner.” After an extended hiatus, Holland returned to directing in 2007 as a featured director in the acclaimed “Masters of Horror” series for Showtime.Currently he is writing and directing “Twisted Tales,” a series of shorts for FearNet. “The Ten O’clock People” will be his highly anticipated and first theatrical release since“Thinner.”
King’s “The Ten O’clock People” was a short story published in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection and was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale. The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality, he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.
Inspired by his own struggle with kicking the habit, “ [this story] was Stephen trying to deal with his cigarette jones and the fairly new no-smoking laws back in the 90’s. This film will be a modernization of the original short story, a paranoid suspense piece,” commented Holland.
“With Ron Howard’s ‘The Dark Tower’ adaptation and remakes of‘Carrie’ and ‘The Stand’ on the horizon, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of King.” Said Producers Nathaniel Kramer and E.J. Meyers, “We’re excited to be contributing to it.”
“The Ten O’clock People” will begin filming this summer and is produced by Making Ten O’clock Productions and Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films.”
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