Just in time for the holidays, AMC is reportedly working on a small screen adaptation of Joe Hill’s fabulous horror novel NOS4A2 — merry Christmas Charlie Manx!
The sort-of holiday-centric tale (full review here) tells the story of seemingly immortal Charlie Manx, the children he takes to the amusement park inside his mind known as Christmasland, his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2 and the girl who plans to stop him: the Brat.
The studio — who is producing alongside Tornante TV — is currently looking for someone to pen the project, because we assume Joe Hill is very busy getting ready for his new novel The Fireman.
NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, theNew York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
Exclusive to the print editions of NOS4A2 are more than 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez.
(via Daily Dead)