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Postby Nerak on Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:08 am

Nick Wechsler revs 'Throttle' http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117987553.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

King-Hill horror novella headed to bigscreen

Producer Nick Wechsler has optioned screen rights to "Throttle," a 60-page novella written by father-son authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.
Wechsler used his own coin to option the tale.

The protags in the King-Hill novella are father-son members of a motorcycle gang that's chased through the desert by an 18-wheel tanker truck.The novella will be published in 2009 in "He Is Legend," an anthology dedicated to Richard Matheson, author of "I Am Legend."

"It has elements of iconic films like 'Duel' and 'Breakdown,' but with a horror element that I want to push," Wechsler said. Literary collaboration is the first between King and his son.

An adaptation of Hill's novel "Heart-Shaped Box" is moving toward production at Warner Bros. with a script by Neil Jordan. The studio is looking for a director. Meanwhile, Hill's graphic novel "Locke & Key" is being developed by Dimension.

Wechsler is still formulating his development strategy but is known for moving quickly to acquire material and then taking his time to find a studio to back it. He acquired Cormac McCarthy novel "The Road" long before it won the Pulitzer Prize. The John Hillcoat-directed film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, will go out through Dimension Films on Nov. 26.

Wechsler is also in post-production on the Robert Schwentke-directed adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger novel "The Time Traveler's Wife," starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. New Line and Warner Bros. will release that film on Dec. 25.

The "Throttle" deal was brokered by Hotchkiss and Associates and the Michael Choate Agency.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:57 pm

Man...this guy is quick!! I just hope I get to read it BEFORE the movie comes out. :(
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:59 pm

Regarding "The Road" movie...I get Viggo, but Charlize? I don't remember a female character with a big part in that book. What am I missing? :?
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Postby Shane on Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:22 pm

Betsy Boo wrote:Regarding "The Road" movie...I get Viggo, but Charlize? I don't remember a female character with a big part in that book. What am I missing? :?


She'll be the little boy. :wink:
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Postby Nerak on Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:26 pm

Shane wrote:
Betsy Boo wrote:Regarding "The Road" movie...I get Viggo, but Charlize? I don't remember a female character with a big part in that book. What am I missing? :?


She'll be the little boy. :wink:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby This_Girl on Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:36 pm

Dang! That's great news!
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Postby demorganakamark on Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:19 am

I did not know that someone had posted about throttle.my bad
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:14 am

LOL! Good one Shane!
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Re: Throttle News

Postby Betsy_Boo on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:04 am

I just checked the B&N website and "Road Rage" is due out Feb. 24. This may have been posted somewhere else so I apologize if I'm repeating. You can pre-order it now if you want...for those of you who missed out on HE IS LEGEND.
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Re: Throttle News

Postby Lilja on Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:05 pm

What would you say if I told you that you could win a copy of He is Legend with Throttle three month before it’s released? Read more on Lilja’s Library.
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Postby demorganakamark on Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:51 am

I would say.....Im there
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Re: Throttle News

Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:46 am

demorganakamark wrote:I would say.....Im there


There you are!! I was getting worried as was Melissa. Glad you're still kicking Mark!
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Re: Throttle News

Postby demorganakamark on Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:12 pm

Betsy_Boo wrote:
demorganakamark wrote:I would say.....Im there


There you are!! I was getting worried as was Melissa. Glad you're still kicking Mark!

Im still kicking. IT has been a little hectic lately.Nothing to worry about.
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Postby sybil on Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:16 pm

glad you're ok mark - stay safe!

thanks, lilja!
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Re: Throttle News

Postby demorganakamark on Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:13 pm

well, my sleep pattern is off again. I have to grade some PhD classes homework for my professor( i still havent started..lol). Waiting nonpatiently for my DT7 s/l so i can order THE GUNSLINGER SOON. thats what has been on my mind lately. Also, looking for another place to maybe movie into at the start of the year.
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