Tobe Hooper Directing Stephen King's From a Buick 8
I've already made mention back when the trailer for The Mist came out that I'm not sure Stephen King adaptations are as cracked up as they used to be. The Mist looks good, but I'm fearing for the worst. Confirmation arrives today on horror legend Tobe Hooper's feature adaptation of Stephen King's novel "From a Buick 8" . This might actually be good, considering Tobe Hooper isn't one of those old-time horror director's who's turned out nothing but crap in recent years, unlike William Friedkin.
"From a Buick 8" is about a mysterious Buick stored in a state trooper barracks. After one of the troopers dies, his son becomes obsessed with the mysterious vintage automobile. Actor/writer Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar wrote the script.
Tobe Hooper is the same horror genius who brought us the original 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist, Night Terrors, and plenty of others. He hasn't done that much recently besides a couple "Masters of Horror" segments on TV. Given this is aiming for a 2009 release, it could be called a comeback if he pulls it off. Here's what Hooper had to say in regards to the project.
"From a Buick 8" will not be "your stock horror film by any means. There's a really cool, layered quality to the story," Hooper said. "The producers, writers and I shared the same sensibility about the project and responded to it in a similar way."
Sound like a good horror movie in the making? Those of you who loved 1408 and who are looking forward to The Mist may be adding this one to their list of future movies to watch for.