Stephen King says the trailer for The Boogeyman, a film based on his short story of the same title, will be released this weekend
Last week, it was announced that the Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman will be reaching theatres on June 2, 2023. The movie has originally been heading for a release through the Hulu streaming service, but it scored so well at a test screening that the decision was made to give it a theatrical release. Now King himself has taken to Twitter to reveal that the trailer is expected to be released this Sunday, with the first TV airing set to happen during the NFC championship game.
So if you’re really hyped for The Boogeyman, be sure to tune in for the NFC championship game and watch it for the commercial breaks.
Coming to us from Host (watch it HERE) and Dashcam director Rob Savage, The Boogeyman follows a 16-year-old and her younger sister, still reeling from the death of their mother, as they’re targeted by a supernatural boogeyman, after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) wrote the initial draft of the script for The Boogeyman, which was then rewritten by Akela Cooper (Malignant) and more recently Mark Heyman (Black Swan). King has said the work those writers put into the script resulted in a “terrific screenplay”. Despite the fact that it’s quite different from the source material, a short story that appeared in the pages of King’s Night Shift collection.
The film stars Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets), Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box), Madison Hu (Voyagers), and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad).
The Boogeyman was produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment, the company behind Stranger Things. Beck, Woods, and Emily Morris serve as executive producers. The movie has officially been rated PG-13 for terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.
I can’t say I’m extremely excited for The Boogeyman, especially since it’s obviously so different from King’s story, but I’ll watch the movie for sure. Are you interested in The Boogeyman? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
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