News coming out of Cannes is that Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus) is set to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, Gerald’s Game. In order to make the film, Flanagan has put back what was due to be his next film, Diver.
Currently in post-production on his latest horror Somnia, Flanagan won over horror audiences with his superb chiller, Absentia, and his latest horror Oculus has been winning critical acclaim.
Flanagan wrote the script for Gerald’s Game with long time writing partner Jeff Howard, and casting is underway with production set to begin in the Autumn.
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, 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.