Fan-favorite horror author Stephen King is always ready to offer his thoughts on a new movie or pitch a theoretical idea on something and his latest might be his best. Following the release of Prey on Hulu, the biggest premiere of anything on the streaming platform, many are wondering what the future of the Predator series holds in the future, Stephen King for his part has an idea , combine it with one of its own franchises. “How about this for a movie idea?” King tweeted, “CORN CHILDREN VS THE PREDATOR. You just need the lucky star.” From the responses, people seem to agree.
“I would watch it, but I would really wait for Carrie Vs Predator,” said one user. wrote, referencing King’s first novel-turned-feature starring Sissy Spacek. Other King crosses featuring the Predator have been suggested with another adding user: “Honestly, the Predator staying the night at The Shining’s house would be amazing.” Suggestions on which “lucky star” to steer also came in, with one response calling for…Channing Tatum be the star.
Naturally, such a crossover, while totally unlikely from a motion picture rights perspective, isn’t ruled out for the Predator franchise. As fans know, the Predator series has crossed paths with Alien for decades now, with two Alien vs. Predator movies and countless games released since the 1990s. The character has also appeared in crossover comics with Batman, Tarzan, Judge Dredd and Archie…twice.
How about that for a movie idea? CORN CHILDREN VS. PREDATOR. You would just need the lucky star.
—Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 13, 2022
King calling for another Children of the Corn movie comes as a surprise, as the author has already blown up the long-running horror franchise. Originally a short story published in 1974, the 1984 adaptation would be released amid the boom in slasher cinema, morphing into an offshoot of that subgenre due to demand for more films. To date, Elvish films from the franchise have been produced, including a remake that was shot in 2020 amid COVID-19 lockdowns.
“I guess there are a number of photos that I feel like, kinda, yuck,” King shared with Deadline in 2016. “There is one, quarter of cemetery, which was made in the 80s. Just kind of a quick exploitation picture. I could do without everything Corn Children suites. In fact, I quite like the original. I think they did a good job on that.”
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