It is always something to get excited about when a King story is turned into a movie, or TV series and that time has come again. King’s Bag of Bones story is about to get the adaptation treatment courtesy of King regular Mick Garris. Garris has adapted Kings The Stand, a six hour long TV series which is actually quite brilliant, he also directed a TV series based on Kings The Shinning, starring Rebecca De Mornay, the three hour long version is very good indeed. He also directed another King adaptation, Desperation. Garris has also spent much of his career in horror, also directed Sleepwalkers, Quicksilver Highway, Critters 2, Freddy’s Nightmare TV series, Psycho 4, Riding the Bullet and some episodes of The Masters of Horror. So, all in all, Bag of Bones is in good hands.
The series will begin shooting on July 6th in Nova Scotia and will continue through until August 31st. Here is the book synopsis:
Several years after his wife’s death, novelist Mike Noonan still suffers writer’s block. A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s summer retreat in western Maine, a lakeside house called Sara Laughs. Shortly after arriving, Noonan is caught in the middle of a custody battle involving the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather. He also discovers that Sara Laughs is haunted and that his late wife, Joanna, still has something to tell him.
By Matt Wavish