John Carpenter took a swing at King’s novel back in 1983 with his film starring Keith Gordon as protagonist Arnie Cunningham.
Arnie is an unpopular nerd who develops a strange relationship with his brand new 1958 Plymouth Fury, who he names Christine. But when Christine is defaced by a local bully, the car develops a bloodthirsty mind of its own.
Yesterday, Deadline ran an exclusive that TV showrunner Fuller will get his feet wet in the world of movies with his take on Christine. He’s writing the script with an eye to direct the film, which will directly adapt the novel instead of it being a straight-up remake of the original film.
Whilst Fuller is best known for the high-profile TV shows he has overseen, such as American Gods, Star Trek: Discovery and Hannibal, this project will mark his feature film directorial debut.
Vincenzo Natali (who directed a handful of Hannibal episodes for Fuller, in addition to a feature adaptation of the King novella In the Tall Grass) and Jason Blum will both act as producers on the film, his Blumhouse label placing their stamp on the production along with Sony.
This would join a docket of pending King projects that also includes a film version of The Dark Half from Alex Ross Perry.
We’ll bring you more details on Christine as we hear them.