Production Begins On 20th Century Studios' 'The Boogeyman' Based On A Short Story By Stephen King



Chris Messina, Sophie Thatcher, Vivien Lyra Blair, David Dastmalchian,

Marin Ireland, and Madison Hu Star in the horror-thriller. THE BOOGEYMAN will Debut in 2023 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and

Disney+ Under the Star Banner in all Other Territories.

Production on 20th Century Studios’ original movie THE BOOGEYMAN, directed by Rob Savage (Host) and based on a short story by Stephen King, commenced this week in New Orleans. The story follows a 16-year old and her younger sister, still reeling from the death of their mother, who are targeted by a supernatural boogeyman after their father, a psychologist, has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.


The horror-thriller stars Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box), David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad), Marin Ireland (The Last Man) and Madison Hu (Voyagers). THE BOOGEYMAN will stream in 2023 exclusively as an Original film on Disney’s direct-to-consumer platforms, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.

THE BOOGEYMAN is produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen, with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Emily Morris serving as executive producers. 21 Laps’ next projects include The Adam Project, directed by Levy, and the fourth season of Stranger Things. Cheaper by the Dozen, Crater, and an animated version of Night at the Museum are all launching this year as well. The company is currently in pre-production on All the Light We Cannot See, which Levy is directing, and the second season of Shadow and Bone. Additionally, Rosaline is in post-production.

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20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Free Guy.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series. Among the studio’s current releases are “The King’s Man,” “Death on the Nile,” the Oscar®-nominated “West Side Story,” and the upcoming “Avatar” sequels. Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the first six “Star Wars” films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Revenant.”

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Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Act”; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody-winning series “Ramy”; and Emmy Award-nominated series “Pen15,” alongside hit series “Little Fires Everywhere” from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, “Normal People,” “The Great,” “Hillary” and “Solar Opposites”; Oscar® and Emmy nominated documentary film “Minding the Gap,” Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar-nominated “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films “Palm Springs,” “Run” and “Happiest Season.” The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Original releases include true-crime-inspired comedy “Only Murders in the Building” starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and the book-to-screen adaptation of “Nine Perfect Strangers” starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

About Disney+:


Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.