With the release of Stephen King’s short story The Boogeyman about to be release news has arrived that Stephen King’s The Monkey short story is to be produced by James Wan who himself is no slouch in the horror stakes.
The Monkey follows twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them.
The supernatural story has been adapted for the screen by genre specialist Osgood Perkins (Longlegs), who also will direct. Theo James will be one of the lads and further casting is to be announced.
Wan said, ‘“Stephen King is the godfather of the horror genre. He had a huge influence on me as a child and throughout my career, and it’s always been a dream to help bring one of his stories to life. The Monkey is a personal favorite, with its simple, iconic and incredibly marketable conceit. And I can’t imagine anyone better than a visionary and lifelong genre fan like Osgood to bring this to life.”
The film will be pitched at Cannes Film Festival alongside another Stephen King story that will be adapted namely the Tom Hiddleston – Mark Hamill starrer The Life of Chuck. With the resurgence in successful horror films we can expect more adaptation of the author’s novels and short stories
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