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Tom Holland To Adapt Stephen King's 'The Ten O'Clock People' For The Big Screen

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Tom Holland To Adapt Stephen King's 'The Ten O'Clock People' For The Big Screen

New postby Brian Massey » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:55 pm

It's been one helluva long time since Tom Holland got behind the lens to direct a feature film for the big screen, 16 years to be exact!! So I guess it's only fitting that he has decided to end his hiatus by teaming up once again with one of the biggest novelists of our time. Read on for the details.


Deadline is now reporting that Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play) has signed on to adapt and direct The Ten O'Clock People, a feature adaptation of a short story by Stephen King. Holland and King previously collaborated on The Langoliers and Thinner. Holland took an extended hiatus, then returned to directing in 2007 in the Masters Of Horror series for Showtime. Currently the director's been writing and directing Twisted Tales, a series of shorts for FearNet, and plans for The Ten O'Clock People to be his first theatrical since Thinner hit theaters in 1996.

The Ten O’Clock People was first published in King’s 1993 Nightmares And Dreamscapes collection. Set in Boston, the short story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality that he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.

Holland said the tale was inspired by King’s own struggles with a smoking habit. “This was Stephen trying to deal with his cigarette jones and the fairly new no-smoking laws back in the ’90s,” Holland said. “This film will be a modernization of the original short story, a paranoid suspense piece.

The film goes into production this summer, produced by Making Ten O’Clock Productions and Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films with Nathaniel Kramer and E.J. Meyers producing.

Source: Deadline
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Re: Tom Holland To Adapt Stephen King's 'The Ten O'Clock People' For The Big Screen

New postby aceofspades70 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:06 am

I've met Holland in person. He is cool, laid back, and very professional. I'm anxious to see this when the time comes.
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