The writers of recent horror hit "A Quiet Place" are taking on a titan of the genre for their next project.
Deadline reports that screenwriting duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods -- who came up with the original story for "Quiet," and co-wrote the film's script with director John Krasinski -- have been tapped to adapt legendary author Stephen King's short story "The Boogeyman." According to the trade, "Boogeyman" has previously been adapted seven times as a short, but this new flick will mark its first time receiving the feature-length treatment.
Here's some background on the source material, per Deadline:
King's short story was first published in 1973 and later released as part of his 1978 "Night Shift" collection. "The Boogeyman" follows a man who recently lost all his children to a creature lurking in the closet.
King and Beck and Woods previously exchanged pleasantries on Twitter around the time of the release of "A Quiet Place" back in April. Now, the duo is working with one of its heroes, and couldn't be more excited.
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 6, 2018
Wow, @StephenKing. As writers, you were a massive inspiration for this film. If we were living in the world of @quietplacemovie, we would be dead right now from loudly reacting to your gracious praise. THANK YOU. https://t.co/dppPFsplUS
— Beck/Woods (@beckandwoods) April 6, 2018
Ever since we were children, our nightmares have been fueled by the "King" of Horror... so we are absolutely thrilled and honored to be adapting @StephenKing's THE BOOGEYMAN for @20thcenturyfox and 21 Laps! https://t.co/mVWthrVAkZ
— Beck/Woods (@beckandwoods) June 26, 2018
"Ever since we were children, our nightmares have been fueled by the "King" of Horror... so we are absolutely thrilled and honored to be adapting
@StephenKing's THE BOOGEYMAN for @20thcenturyfox and 21 Laps!" the scribes tweeted.
No word yet on when production on "The Boogeyman" is expected to begin. Next up for Beck and Woods is the new flick "Haunt," which they both wrote and directed. It's in post-production now.