|From A Buick 8 Revs Up — And Other New Horror Films Announced
Brian Freeman, the marketing director for Cemetery Dance publications, sent along this link to an article running in Variety about the publisher’s cinematic arm, Chesapeake Films, starting its engine with a film based on Stephen King’s From A Buick 8. Zombie-master of horror, George A. Romero, has signed on to direct. The script was written by Chesapeake principals Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech (whose work as an actor you’ll know from the vampire film
George Romero will helm an adaptation of the Stephen King novel From a Buick 8 for Chesapeake Films, reports Variety. The company also has set Tim McCann to direct suspense thriller The Poker Club. Both scripts were written by Chesapeake principals Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar.
First up for Chesapeake is The Poker Club, based on the suspense thriller by crime scribe Ed Gorman. This tale of suburban violence focuses on four buddies who discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night. Their lives and the lives of their families are forever changed by the difficult choices they must make. A January start date in Manitoba is planned.
From a Buick 8 is the story of a state trooper who is killed on the side of the road. The man's colleagues try to help his son cope, but when the boy discovers his father's dark secret in the barracks' back shed, things start to stir not only in the shed but in the hearts and minds of the veteran troopers who surround him.