The 74-year-old author published the novel – which tells the story of supernatural events that unfold in an Ohio town after a paperboy is shot dead by a mysterious stranger – under the pen name Richard Bachman in 1996. 26 years later, the story is set to come to the big screen.
Stephen said: "I'm excited for the excitement of 'The Regulators' to come to screens. It's going to be good.” The acclaimed author has sold the rights to the novel to management agency Bohemia Group, and CEO Susan Ferris said she couldn't be more excited to be working on the adaptation. She told 'Deadline': "We couldn't be more excited than to be working with the successful Stephen King and his team on this project. The themes and characters of the novel resonate so powerfully and we look forward to making an incredible film.”
George Cowan is set to write the script. Producer Justin Ross added that working with Stephen is the "fulfillment" of a long-standing wish for him and he hopes to make the author proud when the best-selling book hits screens. He said: “Working with Stephen King is a long-cherished dream. Susan and George and I look forward to making the novel and its author proud."