Kurt Wimmer’s remake of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn will stream on AMC’s Shudder in March. According to Deadline, the movie has been picked up by the horror streaming service and RLJE Films. The movie will release in theaters on March 3, and after an 18-day window, it will be available on demand and digitally on March 21. This will be the eleventh entry into the Children of the Corn franchise that kicked off with 1984’s Children of the Corn. While it is based on Stephen King’s short story, the plot differs largely from the source material. Wimmer’s version centers on a 12-year-old girl possessed by a dying spirit in a cornfield. She recruits the children of her small town to kill all the adults and anyone else who won’t follow her. One teen who won’t follow the plan may be the town’s only hope.
Shudder’s ‘Children of the Corn’ Remake Arriving After Long Wait
Shudder is giving this remake of Children of the Corn the release it’s waited quite some time for. Tor.com explains that the film went into production in March 2020, and it was shot during lockdown in Australia. The film stars Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey , and Bruce Spence. It is directed by Wimmer, who directed Sphere (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Equilibrium (2002), and Ultraviolet (2006).
This remake of Children of the Corn that is coming to Shudder is only one of many Stephen King adaptations coming to our screens. A feature film adaptation of The Boogeyman will hit theaters on June 2. King announced on Twitter that the trailer would release during the NFC championship game on Sunday.
King’s most recent release, the novel Fairy Tale, is also being adapted into a film by Paul Greengrass. King’s Dark Tower series, which was previously adapted into a crticially-panned film, is being made into an Amazon Prime series by Mike Flannigan. Flanigan has previously adapted two King works, Gerald’s Game (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019).
The Children of the Corn remake will release in theaters March 3rd and will stream on Shudder March 21.