New Line Cinema’s Adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk to be Directed by André Øvredal

After bringing Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books to life on the big screen this summer, filmmaker André Øvredal will translate another book to the screen for his next project: an adaptation of Stephen King's (aka Richard Bachman) The Long Walk.

Deadline reports that Øvredal will direct an adaptation of The Long Walk for New Line Cinema.

Written by Stephen King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman and published in 1979, The Long Walk "takes place in the future in which 100 teenage boys embark on an annual competition known as 'The Long Walk.' The rules are simple: maintain a speed above 4 miles per hour. Receive three warnings in an hour and you’re shot dead. The last one walking gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Under these grim circumstances the boys develop deep friendships despite knowing that each
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