Despite not being, by far, one of his most successful stories—although not one of the least popular either—Children of the Corn is a short story by Stephen King that has already fueled nine film adaptations and, soon, a tenth.
The writer’s story was first adapted in 1984 and has become a cult film. The last film in the saga arrived in 2018, and it was announced that another installment, a prequel, would arrive in 2020. All of that was before the pandemic, of course.
There was an attempt for the prequel to Children of the Corn to hit theaters in the fall of 2022, but it went awry with the reconfigurations that the release schedules have suffered. Luckily, it seems that order has already been established and Stephen King’s adaptation will arrive very soon, at least in the United States.
Deadline reports that RLJE Films y Shudder have taken over the distribution rights and the movie based on the story included in the compilation book the threshold of nightwill land in US theaters on March 1, 2023. Shortly after, on the 21st of the same month, it will arrive in digital format.
Interestingly, another Stephen King story contained in that bookEl coco, will hit theaters in June with the movie The Boogeyman.
Stephen King continues to be a source of inspiration in film and television
The novels of writer of Maine continue to provide plenty of material for filmmakers from around the world to unleash their talent in series and movies.
This adaptation of The Children of the Corn will serve as a prequel to the events and will explain how the antagonistic children of the story took control of the town and managed to make everything go unnoticed by the rest of the world.
The fact that Children of the Corn has finally found its release date is good news for another adaptation of Stephen King’s novels: Salem’s Lot. The new film adapting the story is finished, but it missed its 2022 release date and has yet to receive a new one.
We will have to be vigilant to find out if the prequel to Children of the Corn reaches Spanish theaters and when we will be able to see this story inspired by Stephen King’s story on our screens.
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