If you walk too slow, you get a warning and too many warnings and the guards shoot you dead.
The book is set in “a future dystopian America ruled by an authoritarian. The
country holds an annual walking contest in which 100 teens must journey,
non-stop and under strict rules, until only one of them is still
standing alive to receive the prize. The story told of a 16-year-old
walker named Raymond Garraty and the teens — some good, some bad, some
mysterious — in his orbit.”
Think The Hunger Games but It's
much more intimate and deep, it's more human, and it's not nearly as
ridiculous and over-the-top.
James Vanderbilt (‘Trust,’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’) has been set the job of adapting King’s 1979 novel ‘The Long Walk.’ for the screen.