Edgar Wright is in negotiations to direct a brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Running Man” for Paramount Pictures, a person with data of the scenario instructed TheWrap.
King first revealed the futuristic novel beneath his pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1982. In 1987, the e-book was tailored right into a film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Paul Michael Glaser directed.
Wright and Michael Bacall will co-write the story, and Bacall will write the script.
King’s novel is ready in a dystopian United States through the yr 2025, during which the nation’s economic system is in ruins and violence all over the world is at an all-time excessive. The story follows Ben Richards as he participates in a sport present known as “The Running Man” during which contestants journey the world however are chased by “hunters” who’re employed to kill them.
Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will produce by means of Kinberg’s Genre Films banner, together with Nira Park from Wright’s Complete Fiction banner.
Wright most not too long ago directed “The Sparks Brothers,” the documentary that premiered final month on the Sundance Film Festival. HIs different latest credit embrace “Baby Driver” and “Ant-Man.”
He is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group, Polaris PR and legal professional Nelson Davis.
Deadline first reported the information.
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