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Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’ Moves From Hulu To Theatrical Release

20th Century’s upcoming film adaptation of “The Boogeyman” based on Stephen King’s horror short story will now release in theaters instead of streaming on Hulu.  The film is set to release in theaters on June 2, 2023.

Per Deadline,  a test screening prompted 20th execs to pivot the release to theatrical. 20th had a nice double in this past fall’s Barbarian horror title from New Regency which grossed over $40M stateside off a $10M production cost.

The two-hour movie is directed by Rob Savage (Host and Dashcam).

Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman” was first published in 1973 and follows the story of a man recalling the recent events of his life to his psychiatrist Dr. Harper after the death of many children, who were killed by a creature lurking in the closet. Below is the logline for the film: still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.

Cast includes Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets), Chris Messina (Birds of Prey), David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad), Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man, The Umbrella Academy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Mr. Corman) and Madison Hu (Voyagers).

Mark Heyman (Black Swan) penned the scripts from the original drafts by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant).

Patrick Jonsson composed the original score for the film.

“The Boogeyman” is a production by 21 Laps. It is produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levin, and Dan Cohen, with Beck and Woods serving as executive producers.

Source: Deadline

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