According to Variety, George Romero will helm an adaptation of the Stephen King novel From a Buick 8 for Chesapeake Films, which is ramping up its initial slate.

"From a Buick 8" is the story of a state trooper who is killed on the side of the road. The man's colleagues try to help his son cope, but when the boy discovers his father's dark secret in the barracks' back shed, things start to stir not only in the shed but in the hearts and minds of the veteran troopers who surround him.

Romero most recently directed the summer horror pic Land of the Dead.