Hollywood has never been against excavating ancient lands for new projects, and today we have news of another project. Apparently, a new version of The Running Man is in development. Now, adapting Stephen King’s novel and Arnold Schwarzenegger movie may seem like a pointless idea, but there is an interesting twist here. What could it be? Well, only Edgar Wright is on board to direct this new idea. That alone makes that worth taking care of. It might turn out to be unnecessary, but with Wright’s post, I’m curious at least to see how that would turn out. There is at least a possibility now for something fun …
Here is a little bit of diverse a story:
Edgar Wright has been chosen to direct Paramount Pictures’ The Running Man, an adaptation of Stephen King’s wretched horror novel.
The Running Man, published in 1982, was originally written under the pseudonym of King Richard Bachman. The story takes place in the United States in 2025, which witnesses the economy in ruins and the escalation of violence dramatically. The book was loosely adapted into the 1987 film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and featured by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is expected that the next version will remain more faithful to the source materials. The cast has not yet been set.
Michael Bacall penned the script from a story he co-wrote with Wright. Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” and “Dark Phoenix”) and Audrey Chun will produce the film in the genre films as well as Nira Park for Wright’s company, Complete Fiction.
Stay tuned for more …