Horror author Stephen King sells film rights to Welsh GCSE students for 77p – Listen

Year 11 students at Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Tredegar, Wales will now adapt the short story Stationary Bike – first published in 2003. The Metro rpeorts.

Alfie Evans and GCSE drama student Cerys Cliff, 14, will write the script, after their tutor Kevin Phillips discovered the Dollar Babies section on King’s website; the section allows prospective filmmakers to buy the right’s to one of King’s many short stories for just $1 (77p).

Phillips then wrote to the office of Stephen King to seek his support from the project, and a reply came within 24 hours offering them the rights for just £1.

‘It is great for our students who are fans of his writing and a great scoop for the Academy,’ Kevin said. ‘Being given an opportunity to bring one of Stephen King’s novels to life is crazy,’ said 16-year-old Alfie.

King had previously revealed that he decided in 1977 to ‘give back a little of the joy the movies had given me’ by offering some of his stories to potential producers for a small sum.

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