James Wan, the director of The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, is teaming up with Roy Lee, behind movies like Stephen King’s IT, for the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers.
The two will be producing, Lee under his Vertigo banner and Wan under his company Atomic Monster. Larry Sanitsky who executive produced the 1993 Tommyknockers miniseries.
The story tells of, “a town in Maine that falls under the influence of a dangerous gas from an unearthed spacecraft. The gas begins to transform the people, giving them enhanced abilities, but also making them violent and subject to an alien hive mentality. One man, thanks to a steel plate in his head, is immune to the effects and tries to stop the townspeople.”
The miniseries starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. Check out the original trailer.