It’s been a while since we last heard anything, but today we have word via Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal himself that his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk is still headed our way.
Check out the full interview below. The update happens at 14:00.
Øvredal says King has read James Vanderbilt’s script and really likes it.
The book follows sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty who is about to compete in the annual grueling match of stamina and wits known as The Long Walk. One hundred boys must keep a steady pace of four miles per hour without ever stopping…with the winner being awarded “The Prize”—anything he wants for the rest of his life. But, as part of this national tournament that sweeps through a dystopian America year after year, there are some harsh rules that Garraty and ninety-nine others must adhere to in order to beat out the rest. There is no finish line—the winner is the last man standing. Contestants cannot receive any outside aid whatsoever. Slow down under the speed limit and you’re given a warning. Three warnings and you’re out of the game—permanently.