OCULUS` Mike Flanagan Adapting Stephen King`s GERALD`S GAME

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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. 

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.

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. 
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Party_In_Left_FieldMay 19, 2014 1:37 AM

Great book, but I can't see it being an entertaining film. I hope they do well.

ColinJMay 19, 2014 2:12 AM

I remember hating that book when it came out but many years later I read it again and I think it's amazing. When I first read it I had just finished THE STAND, so I guess anything would suffer in comparison.

Yes, it's very tricky to adapt into a film, but Flanagan seems to be a smart film-maker (I loved ABSENTIA) so he might be able to make it work.

I always imagined Uma Thurman in a movie of this, especially after seeing her go through hell in KILL BILL. With her long E.T. hands and feet, those close-ups would be enough to give Tarantino a coronary.

Party_In_Left_FieldMay 19, 2014 11:06 AM

Unless he changes the story up a whole lot, he's got some huge hurdles, not the least of which is a story with only one character in Acts 2 and 3. That said, I think the new Redford movie about him lost at sea (title escapes me) is pretty good, so it can be done. But at least he could move around. ha ha. One thing for sure: I'll see the movie.

yadadaadadaMay 19, 2014 3:19 PM

Loved that book