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James Wan and a Producer From ‘It’ Are Teaming Up to Adapt ‘The Tommyknockers’

Jason McDonald

While not all Stephen King properties have been successfully spun into delicious gold, enough have that of course we’re going to see more and more adaptations.  There are already talks of new Children of the Corn features and a “Pet Sematary” remake, but now we’ve taken the next logical step: an adaptation of “Tommyknockers.”

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that James Wan, Roy Lee (a producer for the recent “It” remake), and Larry Sanitsky (who originally executive produced the “Tommyknockers” miniseries) are all teaming up to work on an adaptation of “The Tommyknockers.”  It’s really a dream team for trying to get this specific project up and running.  The reason this one may pick up a lot of steam in the near future, as THR points out, is that “Tommyknockers” is Stephen King’s second highest selling book.  Another factor could be that the book got the miniseries treatment like “IT” and so it may have a bit of nostalgia pushing it, but I kind of doubt anyone has too much nostalgia for the ’93 series.

The original “Tommyknockers” centered on a small town where the residents are exposed to an alien gas that makes them violent and dangerous while also giving them special abilities.  The only thing standing in their way is one man who has somehow remained immune to the gas.

What do you think? Eager for a “Tommyknockers” adaptation? Let us know below.

Also, be sure to take a trip down memory lane with this trailer for the ’93 “Tommyknockers.”



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      1. Lee March 31, 2018 at 8:36 pm

        I did not see the series, but I do know that the book was a great read.