Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' movie is being made at Universal

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Another entry in the catalog of King horror movies.

The 1987 Stephen King novel Tommyknockers is being produced into a film adaptation by Universal Studios.

Aquaman director James Wan and It producer Roy Lee will be producing the project. Universal won the rights over Netflix and Sony.

The story of Tommyknockers takes place in a small town in Maine. An alien spacecraft lands and its discovery leads to the minds of the residents becoming infected. The book's initial hardcover release outsold the popular king novels It, The Shining and Carrie. 

In an interview in 2013 with Rolling Stone, King admitted it was "an awful book." He wrote the story during his battle with his own addictions and it was the last one he wrote before he cleaned up his act.

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The film will also be executive produced by Larry Sanitsky who produced the 1993 television adaptation of Tommyknockers. 

“It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck. All are as relevant today as the day the novel was written. It is also a tale about the eternal power of love and the grace of redemption,” he said in a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

NBC had originally planned to do a TV adaptation of the book as announced in 2013, but it looks like that project is now dead.

If you're excited about Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, let us know in the comments!

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