‘Fairy Tale’: New Stephen King’s Novel Will Be Adapted For Film By Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass, the acclaimed filmmaker, will adapt Stephen King’s latest novel, Fairy Tale, into a feature film. Greengrass will serve as a producer in addition to directing the film.

King has written many famous horror novels including It and Carrie, spoke about the collaboration with Greengrass, saying: “Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan and think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.”

Greengrass also spoke on the matter, adding: “Fairy Tale is a work of genius. A classic adventure story and also a disturbing contemporary allegory.”

King is a fan of Greengrass’s work. He optioned him the rights to the novel for $1, the usual price for the rights to King’s work.
Fairy Tale was just released on September 6 and is already a No. 1 bestseller getting positive reviews from critics.

Read a little book synopsis:

“The novel follows Charlie Reade, a 17-year-old high school athlete who struggles with the death of his mother and his father’s alcoholism.
Charlie soon starts doing small jobs for a strange old man named Mr. Bowditch. When Mr. Bowditch dies, Charlie not only inherits the man’s dog, but also the key to a portal to another world inside Mr. Bowditch’s shed.
Charlie finds himself in the middle of a battle between good and evil in an unfamiliar world that he is suddenly now a major part of.”

There are several upcoming film adaptations of King’s works including Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Salem’s Lot, and The Boogeyman.
Greengrass is a successful filmmaker. Currently, he has attached to direct an upcoming adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. He directed The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Jason Bourne.

For now, Not many details are known about the in-development film adaptation.

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