Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) were hired to write an adaptation of Stephen King’s short story The Boogeyman (checks notes) two years ago. And today, they have an update. Let’s read on.
Woods tells ComicBook.com: “We’ve got a script that we’re super excited about. I think development is kind of growing and changing and evolving, but it’s been … I don’t know. It was a really fun project.”
Beck added: “You always have to get your script, basically, blessed by Stephen King once you basically have a draft, and he gave the thumbs up on that. We’re not sure … with the Disney and Fox merger, that’s the only big hiccup and we’re off in pre-production land on our next movie. But, outside of that, yeah. We’re hoping, fingers crossed, that that movie can see the light of day sooner than later.”
The Boogeyman is a short story that was originally published in 1973 and was included in Stephen King’s collection, Night Shift. The story tells the terrifying tale of a man in a psychiatrist’s office, recounting the bizarre murders of his three children – who all screamed (you guessed it) “Boogeyman” just before they died.