Based on the Stephen King story Trucks, MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE marks the first directing effort by King himself. In the aftermath of a comet passing through the Earth's atmosphere, machines come to demonic life and turn deadly, bringing about a global crisis. A motley crew of customers and employees find themselves trapped in an isolated North Carolina interstate truck stop when the trucks hold them hostage. They are forced to devise a desperate plan to save themselves under the leadership of Emilio Estevezs petty thief. The dialogue crackles with Kings unmistakable brand of dark humour and AC/DCs score is electrifying.