Throttle, a novella by Stephen King and his son and fellow author Joe Hill, is in development as a feature film for HBO Max. Leigh Dana Jackson (Raising Dion) will write the script with David S. Goyer and Kevin Levine serving as producers for Phantom Four.
Set in the American desert, Throttle follows a father and son who lead a motorcycle gang who find themselves pitted against a deadly big rig.
The story was originally featured in an anthology titled He is Legend and was later adapted as a graphic novel from IDW Publishing along with a comic adaptation of Richard Matheson’s Duel which served as an inspiration for King and Hill.
Hill and King are going strong in the adaptation business in recent years. It seems that every couple of months we announce a new adaptation of one of King’s works, including the highly anticipated new limited series adaptation of The Stand in the works at CBS All Access.
Hill, meanwhile, has numerous ongoing projects including season two of the series adaptation of NOS4A2 which is premiering on June 21, 2020 on AMC network. In recent years, we’ve also seen adaptations of his novel Horns and Netflix is gearing up for a second season of the series based on his Locke & Key graphic novels.
HBO Max is set to launch on May 27, 2020 with a huge catalog of features and series in its catalog.
iHorror will keep you posted on details for Throttle as they become available.