Joe Hill’s not had the best luck with TV adaptations. First, there was Locke And Key, which didn’t get past the pilot stage, then the same thing happened to his redo of Tales From The Darkside (simply titled Darkside). However, there’s some good news coming from the folks at AMC.
Deadline reports that AMC has put Hill’s excellent sprawling horror novel NOS4R2 (titled NOS4A2 in the US, for pronunciation reasons) into development and the cable network is currently looking for a writer for the show.
The book “centers on Victoria “Vic” McQueen, a young woman with an uncanny talent for finding lost things… a gift that is gradually destroying her mind. Her search for help leads her to someone with powers not unlike her own: the psychopath Charlie Manx, who has survived for a century by abducting children in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith (license plate: NOS4A2), and draining his passengers of their souls to keep himself forever young. When Manx kidnaps Vic’s own son, she’ll plunge into the impossible, nightmare world that lies just beneath the surface of everyday America in a desperate attempt to get him back.”
We last saw Hill’s work on the big screen with Alexandre Aja’s Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe. There have been some promising murmurs that Locke And Key is being looked at again, but we’ll have to wait and see…