Stephen King's BAD LITTLE KID to get adapted by one of the kings of making-of documentaries!
Papa Vinyard here, now here's a little somethin' for ya...
This past March, Stephen King "published" a short story in e-book form exclusively for French and German readers as a reward for their hospitality when he visited both countries last November. The story has yet to be published (or, as far as I know, even translated) for English-speaking readers, but BAD LITTLE KID is set to be adapted by making-of maestro, Laurent Bouzereau.
The 68-page story has a young boy inadvertently causing the deaths of those around him (think a well-meaning Damien). A prisoner named George Hallas tells his story to his public defender in an attempt to justify his apparent murder of the boy. Needless to say, the lawyer has to deduce whether his client is a raving loon, or if he really had no choice but to take the life of the poor, destructive child.
Bouzereau has never directed a fictional feature-film, but his making-of documentary credits rival anyone's in the business. Most significantly, he's been Steven Spielberg's go-to guy for behind-the-scenes docs for many years, starting with his JAWS feature for the 20th anniversary LaserDisc in 1995, all the way through recent looks at THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN and JURASSIC PARK. He had some facetime with King himself in an hour-long look at the films based on his work as part of his A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES series for TCM. Whether he has the talent for cinematic horror (or maintaining King's trademark tone and sensibilities) is yet to be seen, but not only is the dude no rank amateur, but he's been spending the last 20 years amongst the greats. If he's collected the falling tidbits of advice from the filmmakers he's interviewed like a kid with a bucket under a wind-thrashed apple tree, then he may come out of the gate swinging for his first time at bat (not to mix metaphors).
Has anyone who's actually read this story have anything to say about its cinematic prospects?
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- 1st wk of Sept 2014's PICKS & PEEKS with Universal Monsters, FIRESTARTER, Eco-Terrorism, swords & fantasy! -- 166 total posts 162 posts
- A Badass GAME OF THRONES Sword Guy Has Apparently Been Cast In STAR WARS EPISODE VII!! -- 84 total posts 84 posts
- See Luke Evans' Kinect Bats In This New DRACULA UNTOLD Trailer!! -- 41 total posts 41 posts
- BBC Issues DOCTOR WHO: ‘Robot of Sherwood’ Promo Images!! + DOCTOR WHO EXTRAs For ‘Deep Breath’ And ‘Into the Dalek’ Are Now On YouTube!! -- 35 total posts 35 posts
- This New Trailer For MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT Is Looking Promising!! -- 34 total posts 34 posts
- The Friday Docback Crawls ‘Into The Dalek’!! Reader Reaction For DOCTOR WHO S08E02 Is Here!! + HornOrSilk's 'Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories' Big Finish Audio Review, Clips, And More!! -- 431 total posts 18 posts
- Who is in consideration to take the role of Snake in the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake!?! -- 730 total posts 16 posts
- AICN COMICS PODCAST reviews GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! WAYWARD! SUNDOWNERS! & More! -- 16 total posts 16 posts
- The DRUNK HISTORY Finale!! HOUDINI Finale!! ROYAL PAINS Finale!! RIZZOLI & ISLES Finale!! HARD KNOCKS Finale!! New TALENT, CARTER, GEAR, LITTLE, LIARS, MATADOR, WIZARD!! The Chenbot On LETTERMAN!! Brienne Of Tarth On CRAIG!! Herc’s Tuesday TV Talkback!! -- 15 total posts 15 posts
- Final PICKS & PEEKS of Aug 2014: LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, Zombies, FOSSE, RATS, Nukes & Teens!!! -- 385 total posts 13 posts