You have to dig pretty deep into Stephen King’s back catalog to find a book that hasn’t been adapted in some way or another, but Oculus director Mike Flanagan has done it.
Flanagan is attached to direct a film version of Gerald’s Game, King’s 1992 novel about some kinky sexy time that ends in death and a woman left handcuffed to the bed who starts to go a little crazy. Things get even weirder when she tries to escape.
In all honesty, it’s one of King’s odder works, and is not an obvious fit for a movie script (which is probably why it’s remained relatively idle for 20+ years). But Oculus was a surprising dose of horror awesomeness, and if anyone can make it work, it’s Flanagan.
Here’s what producer Trevor Macy had to say about the project:
“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."
Flanagan is casting now and hopes to start shooting the film in the fall. Do you think it’s a good fit for a movie version?