Stephen King may be a legendary horror writer, but sadly his directorial efforts never reached that kind of apex. His one and only ever directing gig was ‘Maximum Overdrive’, his own adaption of his short story ‘Trucks’, back in 1986. The now cult horror starred Emilio Estevez dodging the hellish advances of technology as a barrage of electrical appliances attacked – including a bunch of trucks, lawnmowers and even a vending machine. Pat Hingle (‘Batman’), Laura Harrington and Lisa Simpson herself Yeardley Smith starred also. News is that the production company Dino De Laurentiis is prepping a remake which doesn’t actually make me shudder. Technologies a huge part of our lives and has been effectly covered in horror in the past few years with features such as ‘Pulse’ so it could be interesting. Or could stink up the place!
“When a mysterious comet passes close within the Earth, machines all over the World come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people in a desolate Truck Stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines…or be killed by them.”
That’s it for now. More as and when we hear it.
Cool ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Artwork
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