Horror thriller swaps outs its male lead.
Deadline is hearing that Chris Evans (‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’) is being lined up to replace Justin Long as the lead in the Stephen King adaptation ‘The Ten O’Clock People.’
As previously reported, the film is a modernized adaptation of a short story by King and follows Brandon Pearson, a man attempting to kick his smoking habit with the help of a cessation drug called Zynex. It’s not long before the resulting chemical imbalance causes some interesting side effects – that he has the ability to see that many of the people in positions of power, including police officers and political figures, are in fact inhuman monsters disguised as people.
Rachel Nichols (‘Continuum,’ ‘Raze’, ‘ Alex Cross ‘) is reportedly being eyed for the female lead.
The adaptation has Tom Holland (‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Fright Night’) in the director’s chair, helming from a screenplay he co-wrote alongside E.J. Meyers. Production now set to begin in the autumn in Atlanta.