Man, filmmaker Andy Muschietti really loves Stephen King, but don’t we all? Following the adaptation of King’s IT with IT:Chapter Two which is currently in theaters, director Muschietti has now signed on to adapt another King story written under the name Richard Bachman, titled Roadwork. He has also confirmed that he is still attached to the film adaptation of King’s short story The Jaunt.
Roadwork takes place in an unnamed Midwestern city in the seventies. Grieving over the death of his son and the disintegration of his marriage, a man is driven to mental instability when he learns that both his home and his workplace are being demolished to make way for a connection to an interstate highway.
Originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981, before being included in Skeleton Crew, The Jaunt is set in the 24th century where mankind has created instant teleportation known as “jaunting”. Unfortunately, travelers who make the leap while conscious either die or emerge completely insane.
Hopefully, we will know more soon.