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Edgar Wright adapting Stephen King's 'Running Man'

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Edgar Wright adapting Stephen King's 'Running Man'
Edgar Wright is working on a film version of Stephen King's dystopian novel, "The Running Man." File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver filmmaker Edgar Wright is set to helm a movie based on Stephen King's story, The Running Man.

The new Paramount Pictures film is expected to be a faithful adaptation of the 1982 dystopian novel King penned under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

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Wright will direct the movie and is co-writing it with Michael Bacall.

No casting has been announced yet.

The futuristic tale is about a television game show in which contestants are hunted and killed.

It was previously adapted as a 1987 film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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