Theo James (“The White Lotus”) will star in a new feature adaptation based on the terrifying short story “The Monkey”, written by the King of Horror, Stephen King. The supernatural story has been adapted for the screen by genre specialist Osgood Perkins (Longlegs, Gretel & Hansel), who will also direct.
The film has an all-star horror pedigree and is being produced by Atomic Monster’s James Wan (creator of the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises) and Michael Clear (M3GAN), and C2 Motion Picture Group’s Jason Cloth (Joker, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) and Dave Caplan (Babylon). Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious, Sinister) and Fred Berger (La La Land), Chris Ferguson (Afflicted, Child’s Play) and Stars Collective’s Peter Luo and Nancy Xu will executive produce, alongside John Friedberg (Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, Greenland) for Black Bear International. The project was developed with Atomic Monster and Stars Collective, with C2 Motion Picture Group coming on board to fully finance. Black Bear International will be introducing the project to buyers next week in Cannes.
When twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them.