Paul Greengrass to direct adaptation of Stephen King’s adventure

Stephen King’s latest novel was published last week, and a feature film adaptation is already in the works. Deadline has reported that Paul Greengrass will write, direct and produce an adaptation of Stephen King’s Fairy tale.

Fairy tale tells the story of a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes couldn’t be higher – for that world or ours. In a statement, Stephen King said, “Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan and think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.Paul Greengrass added, “Adventure is a work of genius. A classic fairy tale and also a disturbing contemporary allegory.” Deadline says the project will be shopped around very soon, and that plenty of studios and streaming services will likely jump at the chance to pick it up. Here is the official synopsis of Fairy tale for a little more information:

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, good at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy burden. His mother was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and the grief drove his father to drink. Charlie learned to take care of himself – and his father. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a large house on top of a large hill with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange noises come out of it.

Charlie begins doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses her heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape that tells a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

Early in the pandemic, Stephen King wanted to write something that would make him happy. “As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a great desolate city—desolate but alive,” King explained. “I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle’s head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I found out eventually). I saw a great, sprawling palace with glass towers so tall that their tips pierced the clouds. These images released the story I wanted to tell.

Paul Greengrass recently crashed News of the World, a western starring Tom Hanks. As for Stephen King next adjustment of his work is less than a month away. Sir. Harrigan’s phone stars Jaeden Martell and Donald Sutherland and will debut on Netflix on October 5. The film focuses on a young boy who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. The two bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man dies, the boy discovers that not all is dead as he is able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.

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