Stephen King has found the director for his upcoming horror flick, Christine. In a surprise move, King has selected first-time director Bryan Fuller to bring his vision to the big screen. While Fuller is making his directorial debut, he is no stranger to film and television. In the past, he’s helped bring Hannibal and Star Trek: Discovery to life. Fuller has also helped craft American Gods, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies.
Christine is the latest addition to King’s resume of novels adapted into films. In this story, a 17-year-old named Arnie refurbishes an old car that he inherited from an owner with a sinister past. As a result, the car is haunted and it begins to push the previous owner’s personality onto Arnie. Over time, the car, named Christine, begins to take out Arnie’s best friend, girlfriend and anyone else that gets in the way of his relationship with Christine.
This is not the first time that King has turned this story into a film. In 1983, King and company released a film adaptation of Christine starring Keith Gordon. It debuted at number four at the box office and received mixed reviews.