20th Century Studios has released the official The Boogeyman trailer for its upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic short story of the same name. The video features two grieving sisters as they are haunted by an unknown supernatural entity that suddenly shows up in their home.
Starring Yellowjackets‘ Sophie Thatcher and Birds of Prey‘s Chris Messina, the horror thriller is currently scheduled to hit the theaters on June 2. Its theatrical release will see the film go up against the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Additionally, it will also debut in the same month as other high-profile features like Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, The Flash, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Check out The Boogeyman trailer below (watch more trailers):
“High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain,” reads the synopsis. “When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.”
The Boogeyman is directed by Rob Savage (Host) from a screenplay adapted by Black Swan‘s Mark Heyman, based on the original drafts co-written by Akela Cooper with A Quiet Place scribes Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. The film stars Yellowjackets breakout Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland (The Last Man), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Obi-Wan Kenobi), LisaGay Hamilton (Vice), and Madison Hu (Voyagers).
The film adaptation is a production by 21 Laps. It is being produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levin, and Dan Cohen. Beck and Woods, who have been attached to the project since 2018, are serving as executive producers. First published in the 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine, The Boogeyman begins with a man recalling the recent events of his life to his psychiatrist Dr. Harper after the death of his children, who were killed by a creature lurking in the closet. The short story was later released in 1978 as part of King’s Night Shift collection.