Edgar Wright to Direct Adaptation of Stephen King’s THE RUNNING MAN

A new adaptation of Stephen King’s dystopian horror novel ‘The Running Man’ is in the works over at Paramount with ‘Baby Driver’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ director Edgar Wright behind the camera.

Published in 1982, under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, ‘The Running Man’ takes place in the year 2025, and follows Ben Richards, an           resident of a totalitarian dystopia, as he participates in the game show The Running Man in which contestants, allowed to go anywhere in the world, are chased by “Hunters” employed to kill them.

The book was loosely adapted into a film of the same name back in 1987, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the protagonist.

According to Deadline, Deadline, which broke the  news, the upcoming version will be faithful to the source material, with Wright’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ writer Michael Bacall on board to shape the script.