Mr. Andres Overdal is planning on adapting a novella for his next project. The novella, titled The Long Walk, was written by Richard Bachman ( a pen name once used by Mr. Stephen King) and was published in 1979. Mr. Overdal has already adapted a horror book titled Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. That film will be released later this year. The screenplay of The Long Walk will be written by Mr. James Vanderbilt while Mr. Bradley Fischer and Mr. William Sherak will produce the project.
The novella is dystopian, futuristic tale about a boys-only competition that involved certain, intense rules and a prize of the winner's choosing. Despite the threats that lay before the competitors, they form a meaningful friendships even at the risk of their survival. This coming-of-age story predated such YA stories like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner.
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