It has been a little while since we’ve heard about The Ten O’Clock People, director Tom Holland’s adaptation of the Stephen King tale. Today, Deadline is reporting that Justin Long, once in line to star, has bowed out due to scheduling and now Chris Evans (Captain America, Sunshine) is circling the film.
King’s short short story was published in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection and was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale.
The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.
Shooting is expected to take place this fall.