Deadline reports that The Regulators is the latest Stephen King work to be up for a film adaptation. Bohemia Group has optioned the film rights and tapped George Cowan to write the script.
A Western horror-thriller, The Regulators was published in 1996 when King was writing under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. As Deadline explains, “The Regulators is the story of the peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio that is shattered one fine day when four vans containing shotgun-wielding ‘regulators’ terrorise the street’s residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors. Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins and the street now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn western landscape.
“Masterminding this sudden onslaught is an evil creature who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting several months earlier.”
“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen,” King said in a statement to Deadline. “This is going to be good.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)