OCULUS` Mike Flanagan Adapting Stephen King`s GERALD`S GAME
Deadline is reporting that Mike Flanagan, the director of the creepy films Absentia, Oculus and the upcoming Somina, will be adapting Stephen King`s novel Gerald`s Game for the big screen.
Flanagan is adapting the novel with writing partner Jeff Howard (Oculus and Somnia). They have put aside one of their current projects, Diver, so they can focus on this opportunity. Trevor Macy and his production company Intrepid Pictures will produce the film.Gerald's Game revolves around a seemingly harmless contest between a married couple in a remote retreat. It escalates to become a harrowing fight for survival and wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind -- and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house."In the tradition of Misery and Dolores Claiborne, Gerald's Game is one of the most intense and compelling novels I've ever read, and this has been a dream project for many years. Trevor and I are very excited to help translate that experience for an audience," said Flanagan.
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