'Hannibal' Creator Bryan Fuller To Write & Direct 'Christine' Film Based On Stephen King's Novel

Bryan Fuller is probably best known for his TV work, but it appears the writer-producer is set to jump into the feature film world with the adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel, “Christine.”

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According to Deadline, Bryan Fuller is set to write and direct “Christine,” the upcoming horror-thriller based on the classic Stephen King novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a classic car that comes to life and wreaks havoc on a young man, as it hunts him down to kill him. The story was originally adapted into a feature film back in 1983, but as with everything related to King nowadays, it’s getting a modern update.

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As mentioned, Fuller is best known for work on TV series such as “Hannibal,” “Heroes,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” and “American Gods.” And if you look at those series, they typically end with Fuller not sticking around for the entire run. However, the good news about feature films is that there’s no mid-season chance for the network and him to discuss creative differences and end their relationship. So, in that sense, perhaps features are a better fit for Fuller.

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Kidding aside, Fuller is one of the most interesting creators working today and his projects tend to bring a rabid fanbase with them. So, working on “Christine” seems like a great way for Fuller to expand his filmography and take a chance to update a King classic.

A release date has yet to be announced, but “Christine” is set to be produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse production company and those projects tend to move fast.