Director Josh Boone, responsible for the 2014 hit “Fault in Our Stars”, is on a mission to make his name an even bigger one in the Hollywood scene.
While the adaptation of John Green’s fan favorite novel was enough to boost Boone’s fame, the director has also attached himself to a number of other projects.
Now, Deadline reports that Josh Boone has added one more big project to his list, and it is none other than the adaptation of Stephen King’s newer novels called “Revival”. According to the website, the director has penned a script for the novel’s adaptation, working closely with producer Michael De Luca and author Stephen King himself. As of the moment the script has been submitted to Universal.
Although the project is yet to be green lit by the studio, Deadline reports that Boone is determined for the project to push through since he has already talked to two actors who can take on the two leads as well as clear his schedule so he can direct the film this year.
However, this “Revival” project is not the first Stephen King adaptation that Boone wanted for the big screen.
Screen Rant reports that one of Josh Boone’s yet-to-be-realised projects is Stephen King’s “The Stand”. While Boone is set to write and direct that post-apocalyptic story, the website reports that production of the movie has been put on hold since Warner Bros. has lost the rights back to CBS Films.
In terms of what “Revival” is all about, Coming Soon shares the summary of the novel as follows:
“In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men.”
For now it remains to be seen whether the project will push through, but with Josh Boone’s talent shown in “Fault in Our Stars” and King’s prowess in crafting a good material, it won’t be long before “Revival” secures a deal.