Not last night but the night before… Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers knocking at my door.
Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers is pretty unique in the writer’s library in that it deals with aliens. Not interdimensional entities from another realm, we’re talking spaceship-traveling, nefarious aliens bent on world domination. The horror/sci-fi was adapted into a made-for-TV movie back in 1993 (directed by John Power), but… it left much to be desired.
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In late March, we reported that James Wan was spearheading a new feature-film adaptation of The Tommyknockers. At the time, Wan was still shopping the project along with his production partner Roy Lee, but today we can announce that Universal has scooped it up. This means we can expect some legitimate forward motion in the not-too-distant future.
Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers,” which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee.
The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and Sony were also bidding. Wan, who’s directing “Aquaman” and produces “The Conjuring” franchise, will produce through his Atomic Monster company. Lee, whose credits include “It,” the Lego movies, and “The Departed,” will produce through Vertigo Entertainment.
We’ll keep you up to date an all Tommyknockers news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
Official Synopsis: In the small-town Haven, in Maine, the aspiring writer Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Anderson lives in an isolated house with her alcoholic boyfriend, the poet James “Gard” Gardner; and their dog Petey. While Gard is traveling to a poet’s convention, she stumbles with a green stone and she becomes obsessed to excavate the object. Further, she overhears voices that teach her how to fix the heater and how to write a novel using a typewriter operated by telepathy. Meanwhile, the postal worker Joe Paulson cheats on his wife Deputy Becka Paulson with his sexy coworker Nancy Voss. They also see the green light in the woods and Nancy becomes an inventor. Becka is advised by the host of a television live show that he husband is cheating on her and instructed how to kill him. The boy Hilly Brown is encouraged by his grandfather Ev Hillman to become a magician and he overhears voices that teach him new tricks. During a party, he makes his brother Davey Brown disappears and is not able to bring his back for the despair of his parents Marie Brown and Bryant Brown. Sheriff Ruth Merrill and State Trooper Butch Duggan that loves her organize a search party but they do not succeed to find the boy. Soon the whole town is under control of the green light, capable to read minds and Bobbi is their leader. Only a few inhabitants are not under control, among them Ev and Gard that has a platinum plate in the head. What is the evil force that is exerting control in the population?
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