Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn’s production company Renegade Entertainment announced last year that it was adapting Stephen King’s From a Buick 8, and we’ve recently learned that Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) has signed on to direct.
Set in rural Pennsylvania, the 2002 horror novel centres around a car that appears to be a 1954 Buick Roadmaster that has sat in a shed behind the State Police barracks for decades. But when the son of a deceased trooper visits the barracks, it becomes clear that the “car” isn’t what it seems—and may be responsible for the strange disappearances and supernatural events that plague the town.
Multiple attempts have been made over the years to adapt From a Buick 8, with everyone from George A. Romero to Tobe Hooper at one point attached to direct. We’ll bring your more details of the most recent attempt as we hear them.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)