Stephen King's 'The Long Walk' in Development at New Line

Angelo Anderson
April 26, 2018

Another Stephen King novel is headed to the big screen.

Although King had already published six novels by the time The Long Walk saw print (including a previous one, Rage, under the Bachman name), it's actually the first novel he ever wrote: He started it during his freshman year at college in 1966. The story told of a 16-year-old walker named Raymond Garraty and the teens - some good, some bad, some mysterious - in his orbit.

Written under King's pen name, with which he wrote some of his darkest, most unusual material, The Long Walk is a lean, mean piece of reading and ideal for a big screen adaptation.

Whatever the case, it's an intriguing concept-with the characters having to deal with physical and emotional stress and exhaustion, among other things.

The production company teaming with New Line on this, Mythology, has three more genre-related movies coming up, including Slender Man in August, Eli Roth's The House with a Clock in its Walls on September 21, and Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria, which has yet to nail down a release date. He went on to direct the Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford drama Truth in 2014, which was his directorial debut.

After scaring up over $700 million with last year's IT, New Line Cinema is diving back into Stephen King's library of literary horrors with an adaptation of The Long Walk, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Warner Bros. division, which past year adapted King's It as a blockbuster film, is working on bringing the author's 1979 novel The Long Walk to the big screen, EW has confirmed.

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