Producer Nick Wechsler has picked up screen rights to Throttle, a 60-page novella written by father-son authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.

According to Variety, the protagonists in the King-Hill novella are father-son members of a motorcycle gang that's chased through the desert by an 18-wheel tanker truck. The novella will be published in 2009 in "He Is Legend," an anthology dedicated to Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend.

"It has elements of iconic films like Duel and Breakdown, but with a horror element that I want to push," Wechsler said. This literary collaboration is the first between King and his son.

No production date has been set.