The 1983 film Christine is being remade by Sony Pictures and Blumhouse, with Bryan Fuller attached to direct. The story of a young man and the murderous car he buys was originally directed by John Carpenter and based on the book by Stephen King. Deadline reports that this updated version will not change the 80s setting of the subject matter.
King has had many works adapted for film and television. Most recently, his 1978 novel The Stand was made into a miniseries for the second time over at what was then CBS All Access and has since been rebranded Paramount Plus. His 2006 book Lisey’s Story was adapted into an Apple TV Plus limited series starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen that is currently airing new episodes.
Fuller has an extensive list of genre credits, including writing and producing duties on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Discovery. He has also written for other series that make him seem like a particularly good fit to tackle King’s material, namely Hannibal and American Gods. Joining Fuller on the new film are producers Jason Blum from Blumhouse, Vincenzo Natali, and Steven Hoban.
The original Christine earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film in 1983 but lost to another project based on Stephen King’s work, The Dead Zone. Its memorable poster reads, “How do you kill something that can’t possibly be alive? She was born bad. Plain and simple. Somewhere deep on a darkened assembly line. Christine. A ’58 Plymouth Fury possessed by Hell. She’s taken control of her teenage owner, Arnie. Her previous owner is not alive to warn him. And now she’s steering straight for the one person in her way. Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh. The other woman.”