Stephen King’s novels are gold mines for movie producers. The king of horror has had many of his novels adapted to film over the years. King’s son, Joe Hill, has also had immense success as an author. Hill’s books have been used to create movies and TV. When father and son teamed up to pen the novella Throttle there was never a doubt it would find its way to the silver screen.
Throttle was originally published in 2009 in a horror anthology that honored the work of Richard Matheson. Matheson’s story Duel was the inspiration behind Throttle. The setting for Throttle is a long, dusty stretch of Route 6 in the Nevada desert. A pack of bikers known as The Tribe, which includes Vince and his son Race, are on the run after a deal goes bad. While on the run they encounter something relentless and beyond frightening, reports Looper.com.
Producer Emile Gladstone did not hesitate to grab up the rights to the story. Gladstone has retained the talent John Scott, the writer of the zombie movie Maggie, to work on the film adaption.
Stephen King has been a busy man in 2016-2017. A remake of the film adaption of his novel IT will be released on September 8 and a film based on The Dark Tower starring Mathew McConoughey will hit the big screen this summer. Two TV series based on his works The Mist and Mr. Mercedes will begin shooting soon. Also, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robots Production is making a series titled Castle Rock, based on Stephen King’s stories for Hulu, reports Hollywood Reporter.
Like his father, Joe Hill has a lot on his plate too. Hill’s 2010 novel, Horns, was adapted into a film in 2014 and starred Daniel Radcliffe. Hill’s novel The Fireman is currently in development with Fox and his novella, Snapshot 1988, has been nabbed by Universal, reports Empireonline.com.
It’s too early for real details about the cast or release date of Throttle, but no one doubts the project will be a success. From reports, so far Throttle sounds like it may be a perfect mix of Joy Ride and The Car with a pinch of Maximum Overdrive thrown in for extra flavor. There is no doubt The Throttle will be a thrill ride from beginning to end.
It will be interesting to see if Stephen King and Joe Hill team up again in the future fans are hoping that happens soon. Share your thoughts on this father and son collaboration in the comments below.
By Tammy Marie Rose
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