The first footage has arrived for Mick Garris’ adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Bag of Bones. Garris has made the story into a four hour long TV movie which will broadcast in two parts, the first part on Sunday 11th December, and the second part will be shown the day after. Good or bad, Stephen King stories adapted into movies and mini-series’ tend to be incredibly interesting. Granted many arrive with a low budget and often unknown actors, but Bag of Bones is going all out with both the look of the film and its cast.
Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George,Jason Priestley, Annabeth Gish and William Schallert will all be starring in the creepy tale, and you can see some of them in action in the first ever footage released yesterday. There is an deeply unsettling teaser trailer, and also a promo trailer with the cast talking about the film as well as showing off some footage. It all looks rather brilliant if you ask Me!
Bag of Bones is based on a Stephen King novel about a writer (Brosnan) trying to recover from the death of his wife. A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow (George) and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather while dealing with mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
By Matt Wavish