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Director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play) is venturing into Stephen King territory once again with a feature film adaptation of The Ten O'Clock People.

Holland and King have previously collaborated on the popular thrillers The Langoliers and Thinner.

After an extended hiatus, Holland returned to directing in 2007 as a featured director in the acclaimed "Masters of Horror" series for Showtime. Currently he is writing and directing "Twisted Tales", a series of shorts for FEARnet.

King�s The Ten O�Clock People was a short story published in 1993 as part of his �Nightmares and Dreamscapes� collection and was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale. The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality, he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.

Inspired by his own struggle with kicking the habit, �[this story] was Stephen trying to deal with his cigarette jones and the fairly new no-smoking laws back in the 90�s. This film will be a modernization of the original short story, a paranoid suspense piece,� commented Holland.

�With Ron Howard�s The Dark Tower adaptation and remakes of Carrie and The Stand on the horizon, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of King," said producers Nathaniel Kramer and E.J. Meyers. "We�re excited to be contributing to it.�

The Ten O�Clock People will begin filming this summer and is produced by Making Ten O�Clock Productions and Holland�s Dead Rabbit Films.
 
Justin Long Eyes The 10 O'Clock People

Announced last month, director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play) is venturing into Stephen King territory once again with a feature film adaptation of The Ten O'Clock People. Now, Deadline reports that Justin Long is in talks to play the leading role.

King�s short short story was published in 1993 as part of his �Nightmares and Dreamscapes� collection and was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale. The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.

Long is no stranger to the genre, having played a role in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell and Jeepers Creepers.

The Ten O'Clock People will begin filming later this summer and is produced by Making Ten O�Clock Productions and Holland�s Dead Rabbit Films.
 
Rachel Nichols Joining The Ten O'Clock People
Source: Heat Vision
July 27, 2012



Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Conan the Destroyer) is in negotiations to join Justin Long in The Ten O'Clock People, an adaptation of Stephen King's short story published in 1993 as part of his "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" collection.

King�s short was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale. The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.

Nichols would play a woman who can also see a horrible aspect of reality, hidden in plain sight.

Tom Holland will direct. He previously director King's Thinner and The Langoliers and his credits also include Fright Night and Child's Play
 
Long Out, Captain America In on The Ten O'Clock People?

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by Ryan Turek
May 19, 2013


It has been a little while since we've heard about The Ten O'Clock People, director Tom Holland's adaptation of the Stephen King tale. Today, Deadline is reporting that Justin Long, once in line to star, has bowed out due to scheduling and now Chris Evans (Captain America, Sunshine) is circling the film.


King’s short short story was published in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection and was notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts as opposed to his familiar Maine locale.

The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.
Shooting is expected to take place this fall.
 
I already seen this movie when John Carpenter did it.... They Live.

Honestly the Mist and the Fog were similar too. I always assumed they were friends and both did stories with similar ideas just for fun.
 
I was thinking that too, They Live, while somewhat campy and a Carpenter film, was still a pretty good story along these lines. It would not surprise me to see someone try to beat this movie to the screen by rebooting/making They Live. Most likely an Asylum film.
 
Baruchel Cast in Tom Holland, Stephen King’s The Ten O’Clock People
Ryan Turek February 6th 2014, 6:19 pm
After losing Justin Long last summer, The Ten O'Clock People has been seeking a new leading man.
According to THR, Jay Baruchel – star of This is the End and writer of the upcoming Randoms Acts of Violence (based on the comic book of the same name) – has signed on to star.
Directed by Tom Holland and based on Stephen King’s short short story publised in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection, The Ten O'Clock People follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.
The film is being shopped at the EFM in Berlin. Hopefully with Baruchel on board, this long-mooted project will now gain some traction.
 
I read the actual short story recently and it and They Live are definitely similar although there are some differences in the two. The similarities are going to be obvious and people who have seen They Live will compare them however.
 

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