Stephen Kings Throttle optioned for film June 18, 2008 Stephen King and Son Go Full ‘Throttle’…. Stephen King and son Joe Hill’s 60-page novella Throttle will be turned into a film. Producer Nick Wechsler (The Fountain), who paid for the rights with his own money, compared the story to Steven Spielberg’s first movie. He said: “It has elements of iconic films like ‘Duel’ and ‘Breakdown’, but with a horror element that I want to push.” The King-Hill story focuses on members of a motorcycle gang who are pursued through the desert by a tanker truck. Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ is in Irish cinemas July 4th.