We’ve recently called 2017 the year of Stephen King, what with IT currently making a killing on the big screen and adaptations of The Dark Tower, Gerald’s Game, Mr. Mercedes, The Mist, 1922, and Castle Rock having made or about to make the rounds on the small and big screens.
Well, can you believe there’s another Stephen King project in the works? Yep. Gaumont Television will be developing a new TV series based on the Master of Horror’s 2008 novella, N., published as part of his Just After Sunset collection. A graphic novel written by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and illustrated by Alex Maleev (Spider-Woman) was even published by Marvel in 2010.
Annabelle: Creation’s David F. Sandberg has been tapped to helm the pilot, with Ant-Man and The Wasp scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari on writing duties for the new series, now titled 8. Executive-producing the TV adaptation are Sandberg, Barrer, and Ferrari, as well as Lotta Losten (Lights Out) and Erwin Stoff from 3 Arts Entertainment.
According to Deadline, the story takes place in Maine, where a group of eight massive stones hold “an ancient evil so terrifying that it can drive visitors mad.” Somewhat similar to IT, three teenagers who escaped the evil force (called Cthun in the short story) back in the summer of 1992 have to face it again years later.
What do you think of Stephen King’s N. being adapted as a TV series by the combined creative forces of David F. Sandberg, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari?