HBO Max to adapt Stephen King's novella 'Throttle'

Los Angeles, May 14 (PTI) WarnerMedia's streaming service HBO Max has acquired the rights to Stephen King and son Joe Hill's novella 'Throttle' for a feature adaptation.

Warner, in the past, has adapted several of King's books into movies, most famous one's being Stanley Kubrick's cult classic 'The Shining', 'Carrie', 'It' and 'Doctor Sleep'.

The adaptation will be scripted by Leigh Dana Jackson while David S. Goyer is set to produce alongside Keith Levine through their Phantom Four banner, reported Deadline.

Originally published in 2009, the story centers on a father and son who lead a biker gang that are terrorised by a big rig truck driver on an isolated stretch of the American desert.

The novella was published in a limited edition anthology 'He Is Legend' honouring Richard Matheson, whose short story 'Duel', inspired the book. PTI BK BK BK