King & Hill’s Throttle Optioned

He is Legend: A Tribute to Richard MathesonNow this is something I need to read; a novella penned by both Stephen King and son Joe Hill (“>Heart-Shaped Box) called “Throttle”. It’s about a motorcycle gang who’re chased through the desert by an 18-wheeler, something I think we can all relate to.

Set to be published in the 2009 tribute to Richard Matheseon, He Is Legend (pre-order it here), “Throttle” has just been scooped up by producer Nick Wechsler for a film adaptation, according to this morning’s Variety. Wechsler is known for nabbing properties early, having picked up Cormac McCarthy’s The Road before it won the Pulitzer, so I think it’s safe to say it’s in good hands.

Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box is still being developed at Warner Bros. with a script by Neil Jordan, no director’s been signed yet, and his graphic novel Locke & Key is in the works at Dimension. “Throttle” is the first true collaboration between father & son.

Johnny Butane

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  • G.D.

    Very cool sounding story and the entire anthology sounds pretty nifty. Too bad all the versions of it are already sold out because I doubt there’s much chance that it gets any kind of wide, mainstream release… At least, any time soon.