Another one of Stephen King’s works, “Rest Stop,” will be adapted for film with Alex Ross Perry directing and writing, according to Deadline. The short story was first published in Esquire Magazine in 2003 and shortly after was awarded with the National Magazine Award for Fiction. The film, which has been described as a “cat and mouse thriller,” will center on two women who meet at a rest stop. The main characters’ gender appears to deviate from the original story, which focuses on a man who inhabits two different personalities.
King’s most recent release, Pet Sematary, has made $82.6 million at the global box office. The author and his son, Owen, have another project underway with AMC. A TV series will be produced and based on the novel the father-son duo co wrote, Sleeping Beauties. Owen King will be writing the first script. Other King film adaptations, namely It: Chapter Two and the sequel to The Shining, based on the King’s 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, will be released toward the end of this year and the beginning of next year respectively.
Perry has been receiving press for the release of his drama film Her Smell, starring Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, and Elisabeth Moss. He also co-wrote this past summer’s reimagining of the A.A. Milne stories of Winnie the Pooh in Disney’s Christopher Robin.