No time has been wasted. Stephen King’s newest short story, “Bad Little Kid,” has officially been optioned to become a film. The film rights were bought by Laurent Bouzereau and his production company, NedlandMedia Inc.
“Bad Little Kid” is a supernatural thriller that follows a man whose life changes forever when he realizes a mysterious boy is causing the deaths of people he loves.
The short story was initially released as an e-story in Germany and France on March 14. King says he wrote it specifically for his fans in those European countries who were so hospitable to him when he visited in November.
Bouzereau wrote and directed the 2011 TCM film A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, which featured King discussing horror films and their popularity with moviegoers. Bouzereau’s other directing credits include Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir and Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck, which he also wrote and produced. Bouzereau is represented by Resolution and Bloom Hergott.