Ukrainian student Valentyn Lavreniuk has signed a contract with Stephen King, having purchased the screen rights for the adaptation of his story "Stationary Bike" (2008) for one dollar as part of the Dollar Baby program.
As yabl reports, Valentyn has decided to continue the business of his father, Serhii Lavreniuk, general producer of Solar Media Entertainment.
“The Stationary Bike" is a story about artist Richard Sifkitz who is trying to lose weight. That is why he decides to set up a stationary bike in the basement of his New York home. However, thinner Sifkitz becomes - more often he is haunted by strange illusions.
Screen rights are granted for a year. Under the conditions, a short film cannot be uploaded or broadcasted on television. The wide release will only be possible with the personal permission of Stephen King.
Valentyn Lavreniuk plans to release a short film by the end of this year, this will be his debut project.
As we reported earlier, on February 9, Kyiv-born Olena Andreicheva and American Carol Dysinger received the statuettes for their Afghan documentary "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)", which won the Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.