One of the key horror film directors of recent years, James Wan, will participate in the production of one of the King of Terror’s works, the writer Stephen King. This is the short story Monkey published in 1980, as reported by Deadline, in a news that has been released in the Cannes Market that the industry is celebrating these days in the town of the French Riviera.
Promoting the project from there, it has also been announced that Theo Jamesfrom the saga Divergent and also forming part of the cast of the second season of The White Lotuswill be its protagonist, or at least for what concerns the adult part because it is a story in which children, and the disturbing monkey of the title, they have a lot to do with it.
The adorable, or not so adorable, aforementioned ape It is one of those toys for the little ones that plays the cymbals, but this one in particular wouldn’t be special if it weren’t for the fact that it came from the mind of the Maine writer. Every time he appears playing the seemingly harmless percussion instrument, and under his wicked smile, announces that a death is about to take place.
This is the nightmare that his protagonist lived from a young age with the object that his father, a missing sailor, gave him as a gift, and that will now sneak back into his home after their twin sons, Hal and Bill, find and dust off the old toy kept by his father in the attic.
Around them horrible deaths will begin to occurand the worst thing is that they can’t even get rid of the damn contraption because every time they try, it appears again and again banging its fearsome cymbals.
“Stephen King is the godfather of the horror genre”James Wan has stated. “He’s had a huge influence on me since childhood and throughout my career, and it’s always been a dream to help bring one of his stories to life. ‘The Monkey’ is one of my favorites, simple, iconic and incredibly salable concept”.
Wan will participate as a producer through his company, Atomic Monster, and the adaptation of the script, and also presumably taking over the directing reinswill be in charge of the New Yorker Osgood Perkins (who also signs under the name Oz Perkins). Another fan of the genre, director of Gretel & Hansel. a dark fairy tale either I am the pretty creature that lives in this house from Netflix. And also seen, in his facet as an actor, for example, in the recent nope of Jordan Peele in a brief role, as director of television commercials.
In its original source, the written short story, Monkey was launched in Spain within the book The fogpublished in 1985, and forming part of the collection entitled Skeleton Crew both here and in the United States.
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