The Monkey Director Calls Stephen King Adaptation a Comedy
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The Monkey Director Calls Stephen King Adaptation a Comedy

Jun 27, 2024 8:40 PM

Director Osgood Perkins reveals that his adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Monkey” is more of a comedy than the horror typical of King’s works. Perkins, who often works behind the camera, will also play a part as an "asshole uncle" in the film. Slated for release on February 21, 2025, the movie is produced by horror icon James Wan and features a mix of scares and humor, resembling a lighthearted Stephen King narrative. Perkins likened the film to a collaboration between filmmaker Robert Zemeckis with a hint of acid, set around a monkey toy. The stellar cast includes Theo James, Elijah Wood, Tatiana Maslany, Rohan Campbell, and Sarah Levy.

When is Stephen King’s The Monkey movie coming out?n

Stephen King's "The Monkey" movie is scheduled to be released on February 21, 2025.

"The Monkey," based on Stephen King’s short story from his 1985 collection "Skeleton Crew," tells the tale of a sinister toy monkey that reveals dark secrets and causes mayhem. With the blend of Perkins' comedic elements and James Wan's reputation for horror, the adaptation promises an intriguing experience for fans of both genres.

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Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-06-27 22:48:02
Looks like they're bringing an interesting twist to the King classic with Osgood Perkins' touch of comedy. Can't wait to see how Theo James and Elijah Wood will fit into this quirky mix of scares and laughs
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-06-27 22:42:03
It's fascinating to see Osgood Perkins take Stephen King's chilling narrative and spin it into a comedy, especially with the blend of his unique style and James Wan's horror expertise. The February 2025 release feels like ages away, but with a cast that stellar, it's definitely something to look forward to
Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-06-27 22:36:03
It's going to be fascinating to see Osgood Perkins put his comedic twist on Stephen King's The Monkey. With heavyweights like James Wan producing and a versatile cast, this could be a refreshingly unique take on King's creepy narrative.
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