“Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller is filling up the gas tanks and preparing to drive a new version of Stephen King’s “Christine” into theaters…
Stephen King’s classic horror novel “Christine” is being remade into a new movie from “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller.
The original book first released in 1983 focused on a shy teen who buys and restores a classic 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine. As time passes, the teen’s attitude and demeanor starts to change as he begins to adapt a new personality seemingly driven by the car, which takes on a life of its own while becoming increasingly dangerous and overwhelmingly evil.
The same year that the book was released, John Carpenter adapted King’s novel into a film of the same name starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell and Alexandra Paul. The film received mostly positive reviews and remains one of Carpenter’s classic horror films during his prolific run from the 1980s after he found success with “Halloween” in 1978.
The updated version of “Christine” will be adapted by Fuller, who has worked on a number of high profile works in recent years including the adaptation of “American Gods” for Starz as well as “Star Trek: Discovery” for CBS All-Access. Of course, Fuller also created the NBC series “Hannibal,” which was based upon the novels written by Thomas Harris including “Silence of the Lambs.”
While “Hannibal” struggled to maintain a wider audience, the series gained a cult following with a rabid fanbase who managed to keep the show around for three seasons before it was ultimately cancelled.
Fuller will write and direct the new adaptation of “Christine,” which is expected to stay rooted in the 1980s where the book also took place.
Famed horror producers at Blumhouse are also behind the project alongside Fuller.