This afternoon, IDW Publishing announced a father-and-son team-up between famed novelist Stephen King and Locke and Key/The Cape scribe Joe Hill to adapt their story Throttle into graphic form. Throttle will be half of a four-part series, Road Rage, which will also adapt the story that inspired it, Richard Matheson’s Duel.
Throttle originally appeared in an anthology honoring Matheson and his body of work, He Is Legend. Both stories are action-packed tales of hapless travelers being chased down mercilessly by an unseen assailant in a big rig. If this sounds familiar, it may be because Spielberg fans recognize Duel as the source material for the director’s first film.
The book’s credits are a Who’s Who of past King and Hill collaborators. Adapting the book with them will be IDW CCO Chris Ryall, who also edits Locke and Key, and art will be handled by The Cape’s Nelson Daniel. Daniel and Phil Noto will be doing covers, with some extremely cool variants provided by Tony Harris.
Road Rage: Throttle hits shelves in February, with Duel relentlessly following right behind it in April.