Stephen King's Gerald's Game Heading to Big Screen
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.18.2014
Written by the director of Oculus...
One of the relatively few Stephen King stories not to make it to the big screen yet is finally on its way. Deadline has the news that Mike Flanagan (Oculus) is set to adapt King's bondage-game-gone-wrong story Gerald's Game for Intrepid Pictures.
The book is a thriller in which a woman finds herself trapped and handcuffed to a bad in a remote area when her husband dies in the middle of a bondage game. The book was published in 1992 and was the first of a couple novels in a row by King that veered away from supernatural horror into more of a thriller-based direction, with Dolores Claiborne following up.
Flanagan, who will co-write with Jeff Howard, said of 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."