Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Rest Stop' in the Works at Legendary
There's already no shortage of Stephen King adaptations out there, and there are more on the way.
The latest project is "Rest Stop," a film Legendary is developing, Deadline reports. The thriller is based on King's 2003 short story of the same name that first appeared in Esquire magazine. It won the 2004 National Magazine Award for Fiction.
Alex Ross Perry ("Her Smell") has been tapped to write and direct the upcoming movie. It will follow two women on a twisted journey following a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop. The story is described as "a propulsive cat and mouse thriller," per Deadline.
"Rest Stop" joins an ever-growing list of King adaptation. There are two current King-adapted TV series, "Mr. Mercedes" and "Castle Rock"; additionally, the film "Pet Sematary" hit theaters earlier this month. Upcoming adaptations include the films "It -- Chapter Two," "In the Tall Grass," and "Doctor Sleep."
"Rest Stop" producers include Bread & Circus' Craig Flores and Legendary's Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes.