Bryan Fuller of Hannibal and American Gods fame is getting his hands on Stephen King’s Christine next, as he has officially been chosen to direct the remake of the vindictive car film for Blumhouse and Sony per a Deadline exclusive.
Christine was first adapted by John Carpenter in 1983. The story centers on a teen who purchases a classic 1958 Plymouth Fury, only to realize the car has deadly intentions and starts to become very possessive over its new owner.
Those familiar with Fuller’s work have probably seen his shows like the gone-to-soon gem Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, the first season of American Gods, and Hannibal, which still has a passionate fanbase hoping to get a fourth season of the NBC horror show.
Most recently, Fuller has been writing for Star Trek: Discovery, another show he co-created. Now seems to be the time to make King adaptations as they’re everywhere you turn right now with The Stand dropping last year, Lisey’s Story airing right now, and Blumhouse is also working on a Firestarter remake.
Christine won’t be the first Stephen King project Bryan Fuller has worked on.
Interestingly, the murderous car film won’t be the first King project Fuller has worked on. Fuller also wrote the teleplay for the second film adaptation of King’s 1974 novel Carrie. Carrie (2002) was meant to be a re-imagining of the novel and was the third film in the Carrie franchise overall, after the oft-forgotten 1999 sequel The Rage: Carrie 2.
Despite getting great ratings when it debuted on NBC as the potential kickstart to a television series, Carrie wound up being panned by critics and mostly forgotten by viewers. Let’s hope that Fuller has better luck with Christine than he did with the Angela Bettis-led film.
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