Ukrainian student buys the rights to a film adaptation of Stephen King story for $1
A 19-year-old Ukrainian student Valentyn Lavreniuk has signed a contract with Stephen King, having purchased the screen rights for the adaptation of his story. Valentyn did it under the Dollar Babies program, as reported by Yabl.
Under the terms of this program, the writer offers amateur directors from around the world the rights to screen one of his stories. The program includes works that have not yet been bought by the filmmakers. The cost of the deal is $1. Each year, the writer concludes 5 to 10 such contracts.
Under these conditions, the Ukrainian student received the rights to adapt the story “Stationary Bike.” This is a story about an artist who tries to lose weight. However, the more he loses weight while doing the stationary bike in the basement of his house – the more strange things happen to him.
Valentyn plans to release a short movie based on the story by the end of this year. It will be his debut project. Valentin is the son of the famous Ukrainian producer Serhii Lavreniuk.