Stephen King’s ‘Mile 81’ Getting An Adaptation

February 8, 2019

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Stephen King adaptations just keep coming (not that we are complaining). Only one day after the trailer was released for the reboot of King’s Pet Sematary, news comes, via Deadline, that Alistar Legrand has now signed on to direct the adaptation of King’s novella Mile 81 from the script penned by Legrand and Luke Harvest.


The tale, which was originally an e-book, was later expanded as part of King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams collection.


“Set around a remote, boarded-up rest stop, the film will follow 12-year-old Pete, his brother, and a group of strangers who must fight to survive as they’re hunted by a mysterious force.”


Legrand is the same director behind 2015’s supernatural film The Diabolical and the 2017 thriller Clinical.


Ross M. Dinerstein, who produced the adaptation of King’s 1922, will serve as producer for Mile 81 which is headed to the European Film Market in Berlin.


Mile 81 follows a long list of King adaptations headed our way, including Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and the series “The Stand“, and “The Outsider

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