Some quick possible casting news is coming in for Tom Holland’s next Stephen King adaptation, The Ten O’Clock People, as a name is in talks that knows a hell of a lot about dealing with creepers. Read on for details.
Deadline reports that Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Drag Me to Hell) is in negotiations for the lead role in The Ten O’clock People. The actor would play Brandon Pearson in the modernized adaptation of the Stephen King short story.
Director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) has headed into King territory before with “The Langoliers” and Thinner, and now he’s set to take the reins on a big screen adaptation of this short story from Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
“The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.” Holland remarked that “this film will be a modernization of the original short story, a paranoid suspense piece.”
The Ten O’Clock People will begin filming this summer and is produced by Making Ten O’Clock Productions and Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films. Holland returned to directing in 2007 with his entry into the acclaimed Masters of Horror series for Showtime, “We All Scream for Ice Cream.” Currently he is writing and directing Twisted Tales, a series of shorts for FEARnet.
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