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Eli Roth Wants to Make a Stephen King Movie

It’s been quite a year for 21st Century Master of Horror Eli Roth. His artistic pendulum swung one way with a violent remake of Death Wish before swinging to the tween-friendly The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Still, he came back to his roots with AMC’s History of Horror, a weekly series during which Roth chatted with the genre’s most influential fear-practitioners while examining specific subgenres of horror.

He recently sat down with the folks at ComicBook.com and talked about what it was like having bestselling author Stephen King (aka The King of Horror) on his show:

“It was my first time really sitting down and talking with him. It was one of the most fun, thrilling conversations of my life and it’s pretty awesome there was a camera crew to capture it and all the stories he shared with me and we got to share with everyone.”

When asked if he’d be interested in making his own adaptation of a King novel, his answer was probably what you’d expect. While he’d love to there’s a problem: Most of the author’s best material has already been spoken for.

“I mean, a lot of the ones that I’m particularly interested in, other people are currently sitting in those parking spaces. But if they become available, I would do it.”

Are you a fan of Eli Roth? Would you like to see him adapt a Stephen King novel or short story and, if so, which one(s)? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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