New Line & Vanderbilt Adapt King’s “Long Walk”

Scribe James Vanderbilt (“White House Down,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) is set to pen the script and produce a film adaptation of author Stephen King’s novel “The Long Walk”.

Penned under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, the story is set in future dystopian America in which one hundred teens participate in an annual non-stop walking contest until only one of them is still standing alive and receiving a prize.

The story follows a sixteen-year-old walker named Raymond Garraty and the teens, some good, some bad, some mysterious, in his orbit. Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer and William Sherak will produce.

Vanderbilt has reportedly been keen to make this for a decade, but the rights to the work were with filmmaker Frank Darabont. Those rights finally lapsed, allowing Vanderbilt to pounce and bring it to New Line.

Source: Heat Vision