With Tom Holland’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Ten O’Clock People currently making the sales rounds at Cannes, word has come that Chris Evans (Captain America, Snowpiercer) is in talks to replace Justin Long, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.
Per Deadline, the plan is to shoot The Ten O’Clock People, an adaptation of King’s short story of the same name that was first published in Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 1993, this fall in Atlanta. Holland, the 1980s horror maven who wrote and directed Fright Night and Child’s Play and previously tackled King’s Thinner and The Langoliers, will direct.
The story centers on a man who, when attempting to kick his smoking habit, has his eyes opened to a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters. He joins a group of others like him called “The Ten O’Clock People.”
Pascal Borno and Scott Karol’s Conquistador Entertainment, Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films, and E.J. Meyers (who co-wrote the script with Holland), Robin Reitman, and Nathaniel Kramer’s Making Ten O’Clock Productions will produce the film. Previously Rachel Nichols (Raze, P2, “Continuum”) was in talks for the project as well, but we haven’t gotten an update on that in a while.
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more details as they come.
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