Variety reports that Tobin Bell (Saw) and Noah Jupe (Suburbicon) will star in the film adaptation of the Stephen King story “My Pretty Pony.” The film will be directed by Luke Jaden and produced by Josh Boone, who’s working on his own set of King adaptations, including Revival and The Stand.
“My Pretty Pony,” which was first published in 1989 and later collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes, tells the story of a dying old man who gives his young grandson his pocketwatch and instructs him on the nature of time. It’s a fairly docile story when compared to some of King’s more famous tales.
The story was originally written for a novel under King’s Richard Bachman pseudonym before the writer scrapped the book and decided to keep the story. “My Pretty Pony” was previously adapted into a Dollar Baby in 2009. The short film was directed by Mikhail Tank and starred Paul Marin. If you don’t know what a Dollar Baby is, you can read way more about it here.
Shooting for “My Pretty Pony” will take place in Michigan this spring. No release date has been announced.