Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King, continues to make his own way in the horror genre with his next book, THE FIREMAN, currently on selective submission for film and television rights. The novel is his fourth after previously releasing Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2. Sean Daily is handling the TV and Film rights for The Fireman through Hotchkiss & Associates.
In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she’s going to need some help from the mysterious fireman. The novel is due out April of 2016 and will be published by William Morrow.
His previous work, Horns was turned into a film directed by Alexandre Aja and produced by Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures in 2014. The film garnered plenty of buzz, and as Tracking Board exclusively reported, Aja recently signed on to direct Sleepwalker for Blumhouse.
Heart-Shaped Box, meanwhile, won the first ever Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award in 2007 at Fantasycon, presented by the British Fantasy Society. NOS4A2 made it to number five on The New York Times Bestseller List and is the bestselling novel of his career to date.
Hill also wrote the comic book Lock & Key from IDW Publishing, which actually sold out in its initial publication run in one day. Clearly, he has an audience that loves him and his work, as well as the skill to write some fantastic horror stories. Maybe it’s time another was adapted for the screen.
Emily J | Staff Writer