A MAN has been given the green light to adapt a short story of famous novelist Stephen King - and it will only cost him one dollar.

Hendrik Harms, 31, paid the writer just one dollar to be allowed to write a short script entitled ‘All That You Love Will Be Carried Away’, adapted from a story of the same name.

It was agreed as part of the novelist's 'Dollar Baby' scheme, where budding writers can pay the nominal fee to adapt one of the writer's stories in a bid to give experience to young filmmakers.

Mr Harms, from Worcester, has launched a go fund me campaign to raise money to make the film and wants to shoot it in Worcestershire this May.

At the moment, he has raised nearly £1,000, with the ultimate aim of reaching £15k.

Mr Harms, who is part of Harms Way productions, said: “The county offers great backdrops and I already have many classic buildings in mind to shoot in.

Mr Harms said he hopes to get Worcester in the spotlight, adding: "Birmingham has Peaky Blinders and I want Worcester to be a focal point in the same way and for us to have a vibrant scene based around the film industry such as a film festival.”

As part of the scheme, the filmmaker has to agree that it will be shorter than 45 minutes and they must send a copy of the film to Stephen King.

Mr Harms said: “Stephen King is the master of the psychological thriller and it would mean everything to me if he managed to see the film.”

He also plans to submit the film to film festivals in the USA to give him and the team exposure to producers.

His adaptation takes tells the story of a travelling salesman called Alfie who has an unusual hobby of collecting graffiti in his notebook.

Although the original King story follows one character, Henrik has written the story for eight characters.

A short trailer can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2TV37NL

Harms Way Productions can be visited at: https://bit.ly/2OdgIe5