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Universal Acquires James Wan and Roy Lee’s Produced ‘Tommyknockers’ Remake

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Universal Acquires James Wan and Roy Lee's Produced ‘Tommyknockers’ Remake

It was recently announced that James Wan, the director and producer behind The Conjuring horror movies, and Roy Lee, one of the producers behind the last year’s IT, are producing a new adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1987 novel Tommyknockers. Today brings a new update on its progress.

Deadline exclusively reports that Universal has stepped up to the plate to acquire Tommyknockers, a feature film package centered on Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi horror novel. The new feature film is set to debut in 2020.

Wan and Lee, who would produce via their respective banners, Atomic Monster and Vertigo Entertainment, have teamed up with Larry Sanitsky, the veteran producer who executive produced the 1993 TV miniseries adaptation of The Tommyknockers.

Synopsis:
A town in Maine that falls under the influence of a dangerous gas from an unearthed space craft. The gas begins to transform the people, giving them enhanced abilities, but also making them violent and subject to an alien hive mentality. One man, thanks to a steel plate in his head, is immune to the effects and tries to stop the townspeople.

Sta tuned for more updates on Universals’s Tommyknockers remake in the coming weeks/months.

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