Billy Summers Adaptation

Billy Summers Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Project

If there’s anything that can be counted on these days its that Stephen King will release at least a book a year, and that the story will end up on screen shortly after, which is exactly what’s happening with this Billy Summers adaptation.
While not every King adaptation has been a hit, this project has some strong things going for it that should have fans excited. With major studio backing for a theatrical release and a lead production company that’s work on and with King before, this film is being given every chance to succeed.
A crime/mystery thriller might not have been what people expected from Stephen King, but if there’s an author out there who defies expectation regularly it’s definitely the king of horror writing whatever he feels life.
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This page was updated: 7/28/23

About The Book:

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?
How about everything… // Amazon // Audiobook

Current Production Status:

This film is currently in the early stages of development but it is expected to move quickly.

Billy Summers Adaptation Timeline:

The novel was first released in August 2021 and became an immediate number one on the New York Times Bestseller list.
In February 2022 it was announced that Bad Robot was working on a ten-episode limited series Billy Summers adaptation. Bad Robot had previously produced multiple other Stephen King adaptations. They were hoping to shop the project around to both cable and streaming services.
The next year in February 2023 it was announced that Warner Bros had acquired the rights. The project was changed from it’s planned limited series to a feature film. Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, had also joined the project leading to rumors that he would be cast in the lead role.

Who Owns The Rights:

Bad Robot (J.J. Abram’s production company) and Appian Way (Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company) are both producing.
Warner Bros acquired the distribution rights for theatrical release and will also produce.

Who Is Attached:

With their individual production companies working on the film, J.J. Abrams and Leonardo DiCaprio are both attached to the project in unknown capacities. It is rumored that DiCaprio is going to star in the lead role but there has been no confirmation.

Filming Locations:

Because this project is in early stages of development there are currently no filming locations attached to the project.

Estimated Release:

Because this project is in early stages of development there is no current estimated release.
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Previous mentions on AiLL:

This book was featured in Alison in Libraryland’s August 2021 Most Anticipated New Releases!
Stephen King might just be the most adapted author with a truly incredible amount of his works being brought to life on screen. From novels to short stories, series and movies, and sometimes remakes of earlier adaptations, the success of these projects cannot be denied.
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Billy Summers Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Project

Billy Summers Adaptation
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