Tess, a well-loved mystery writer, is assaulted and left for dead in an abandoned culvert, with the bodies of her attacker’s former victims. She escapes back home, where characters from her novel, her pet cat, and inanimate objects rally to help her solve the mystery of how she was attacked and why. As she loses her grip on reality, she decides to deliver justice in her own way. The film is a thrilling revenge story, like The Brave One or Death Wish, and also examines how the trauma of violence affects our psyche. The film will retain King’s original themes of how violence shatters our sense of self and creates long-lasting wounds that are sometimes impossible to heal. When I first read the story, I stayed awake ‘til early morning, unable to stop, desperate to know what Tess would do and how she would survive. Big Driver was published in King's 2010 book Full Dark, No Stars.
This summer, Anything Is Possible Productions, the creative team behind Bug Chaser, will produce an adaptation of Stephen King’s edge-of-your-seat short story thriller Big Driver.
We are thrilled to have the privilege of adapting Mr. King's wild, surreal, and moving story. The catch: we must complete the film by September 2013, so we need to raise our budget by May. Check out the video below to learn more about the story and see concept art for the film:
Do you want to see Big Driver, this challenging and suspenseful story from the Master of Horror, adapted for the screen? Are you our friend or relative? Are you a fan of our work? Or do you just love a good, multi-layered, breath-bating, crush-your-date’s-hand horror film? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions, please join us on this adventure. Become a contributor and have a uniquely pivotal role in bringing this incredible tale of one woman’s revenge to life.
Did we mention that there is a talking cat? And a dry, quipping sidekick in the form of a talking GPS? An oven mitt becomes an instrument of death!
Still not convinced? Check out the team that has assembled to produce Big Driver and you can see how our previous work has lead to this endeavor.
Also, we are unable to make any money on this project. Our agreement with Stephen King allows us to adapt his story into a film we can screen at film festivals and use for our reels. Independently, we have each honed our talents and craft on other projects and are now coming together for this unique opportunity to use our collective skills.
Big Driver is a short film adaptation of the short story by Stephen King from Anything Is Possible Productions, a San Francisco-based independent production company, founded and run by Derek Shockey and Ian Wolfley. Anything is Possible will produce the film by September 2013, as stipulated in contractual agreements with Stephen King. The script is 30 pages, which translates roughly into a 30-minute film. The story centers around Tess, a beloved writer of moderately successful “cozy mysteries”, who is assaulted and left for dead after a lecture. As she unravels the truth behind her attack, her connection to reality becomes increasingly fragmented. Unwilling to face a scandal, Tess decides to rain down justice in her own way.
After producing three short horror films and a web series, we are ready to tackle this ambitious project, backed with a thrilling suspense story from the Master of Horror himself as the source material. The agreement with Stephen King states that Anything Is Possible can produce a non-commercial film to exhibit at film festivals. We are also unable to sell the film, make money from it, or utilize pre-existing fundraising campaigns such as Kickstarter. Big Driver will be shot in the San Francisco Bay Area using local talent and crew. The film goes into production this summer, and we need your help, support, and enthusiasm to give this great story the justice and execution it deserves. Like us on Facebook to get updates throughout the production and share with your friends.