PROVIDENCE, RI – A Providence man has won the rights to produce a feature film based on a Stephen King short story.
E. J. Meyers, a 31 year old Providence man, has been sending screenplays to Hollywood producers for a few years. And now his first one has been picked up by none other than famed horror writer Stephen King.
Meyers says he paid King just $1 for the rights to produce a 45-minute feature film based on the "Ten O'clock People," a short story that chronicles one man's efforts to quit smoking and the frightening world of monstrous creatures he encounters along the way.
"Right now," says Meyers, "We have a budget of $10,000 which is basically good enough to get us going cuz it's not going to be any kind of 35 mm production. It's going to be shot digital which is very inexpensive and there are a lot of talented director of photography people in RI that are willing to help us out."
Meyers says filming will begin in Providence in October and will take only a month. The film will be distributed exclusively through film festivals.
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