Out promoting “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” filmmaker Francis Lawrence has confirmed that he’s attached to the long-gestating film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Long Walk”.

Speaking with Insider, the director says he is “now attached” to the film but no further details on how far it has progressed.

He makes it clear it’s just one of several projects he has in the works with a “Constantine” sequel, an “I Am Legend” sequel, and the “BioShock” movie also on the way – the latter already has a “great script” that sounds ready.

Penned under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, the story is set in future dystopian America in which one hundred teens participate in an annual non-stop walking contest until only one of them is still standing alive and receiving a prize.

The story follows a sixteen-year-old walker named Raymond Garraty and the teens, some good, some bad, some mysterious, in his orbit.

At last report back in 2018, scribe James Vanderbilt (“White House Down,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) was set to pen the script and produce “The Long Walk” .

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