“Quiet Place” Scribes Adapt King’s “Boogeyman”

20th Century Fox is closing a deal with “A Quiet Place” scribes Scott Beck & Bryan Woods set to pen a feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic short story “The Boogeyman”.

First published in 1973 and collected in 1978’s “Night Shift” alongside the likes of “Children of the Corn” and “The Lawnmower Man,” the story follows a man in therapy discussing how he recently lost all his children – one by one – to a creature lurking in the closet.

Considered one of King’s single creepiest tales, it has been adapted into short film form seven times now but has yet to have a major studio feature adaptation. Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing.

Source: Deadline