A new trailer and have poster have been released to promote the Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman, coming soon to theatres
We’re just a month and a half away from the June 2nd theatrical release of the Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman, and to help build the hype 20th Century Studios has unveiled a new trailer for the film, which you can check out in the embed above, as well as a new poster, which can be seen at the bottom of this article.
The Boogeyman was originally heading for a release through the Hulu streaming service, but it scored so well at a test screening that the decision was made to give it a theatrical release. Coming to us from Host (watch it HERE) and Dashcam director Rob Savage, The Boogeyman follows a 16-year-old and her younger sister, still reeling from the death of their mother, as they’re targeted by a supernatural boogeyman, after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) wrote the initial draft of the script for The Boogeyman, which was then rewritten by Akela Cooper (Malignant) and more recently Mark Heyman (Black Swan). King has said the work those writers put into the script resulted in a “terrific screenplay”. Despite the fact that it’s quite different from the source material, a short story that appeared in the pages of King’s Night Shift collection.
The film stars Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets), Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box), Madison Hu (Voyagers), and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad).
The Boogeyman was produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment, the company behind Stranger Things. Beck, Woods, and Emily Morris serve as executive producers. The movie has officially been rated PG-13 for terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.
Are you looking forward to The Boogeyman? What did you think of the new trailer for the film? Let us know by leaving a comment below. This doesn’t look anything like the King story it was inspired by, so it might be best to just put that story out of your mind while watching the movie (or the trailer). Maybe it will hold up as a good horror movie on its own.
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