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

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Filmmaker Edgar Wright will subsequent sort out the big screen adaptation of iconic creator Stephen King’s The Running Man.

King had printed the dystopian thriller novel in 1982 underneath the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

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

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

Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will produce by his Genre Films banner, alongside Nira Park from Wright’s Complete Fiction banner.

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

The film was a median hit on the field workplace, incomes USD 38 million towards USD 27 million funds. It acquired combined opinions from the critics.

Wright, who final directed 2017 blockbuster Baby Driver, is presently engaged on his newest undertaking, Last Night in Soho.

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

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