Stephen King’s Short Story “Rest Stop” to Get a Movie Adaptation

Stephen King. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (5337233e)

It seems like another of Stephen King’s literary works is coming to the big screen. According to Deadline, King’s short story Rest Stop is being developed as a movie by Legendary.

Alex Ross Perry (Golden Exists) is set to direct and write the feature which has been described as a “propulsive cat and mouse thriller that follows the twisted journey of two women after a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop.”

According to the description, the film adaptation of Rest Stop might differ a lot from the source material which features just one main protagonist who is a male. These might not be the only changes Perry makes to the original story, but we will have to wait and see for the movie to come out in order to find this out.

Rest Stop was first published in 2003 in Esquire magazine and won National Magazine Award for Fiction a year later. The story was later included in Stephen King’s 2008 collection Just After Sunset.

Several other adaptations of King’s works are slated to be released in the near future including the highly anticipated It: Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep, the sequel to 1980’s cult horror The Shining.