Upcoming Adaptations from Stephen KingBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
I have never been a fanboy of any writer, and that includes Stephen King. I have a love/hate relationship with every author I have ever read. I either enjoy them or I never reread the story again. Edgar Allen Poe, truth is a few of his stories are terrible. H.P. Lovecraft also has some stinkers. Ray Bradberry is the same. Anne Rice, Stephen King, or Clive Barker; it doesn’t matter, I either love or hate their stories. And it is alright. You can not like a particular story. But some fans take it as a challenge for some reason, and it creates a toxic environment. Liking and disliking different things make for a more diverse group of fans. And that creates a stronger base. So before attacking someone for their tastes, try finding out why, and respecting it.
This had me thinking about this after seeing a news story about a new Stephen King movie and reading the comments. But that isn’t why we are here today. We are here to learn of new adaptations of Stephen King's stories. We won’t be listing books and short stories that are being remade like Firestarter, Salem’s Lot, and Christine. Let's be honest what horror fan doesn’t know about those. But let's talk about some of his other projects in the works.
THE JAUNT: TV
A short story, The Jaunt tells the story of a family in the future preparing to teleport, a common form of long-distance transportation. The story then unveils the darkness of it.
Fear of the Walking Dead co-creator Dave Erickson is adapting The Jaunt into a TV series for MRC Television.
THE INSTITUTE: TV
The story is about a group of psychic children who have been kidnapped and are forced to live in a government-funded institution that forces them into painful and dangerous tests.
David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Lost) nabbed the rights for a television series.
THE LONG WALK: Movie
The novel tells the tale of a dystopian future where the annual event known as The Long Walk sees 100 teen boys compete to the death. The Long Walk forces the young boys to walk at a minimum speed of 4 mph or 6km/h. Anything outside of these parameters and you’re shot dead. The last one standing gets whatever wish they want to be granted for the rest of their lives.
André Ovredal is set to direct the forthcoming adaptation. James Vanderbilt penned the script and will produce with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.
THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON: Movie
A young girl gets lost in the Appalachian mountains while hiking with her family.
Lynne Ramsay is writing and directing the project.
MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE: Movie
The story concerns a young boy who bonds with a billionaire. When the older man dies, he’s buried with an old iPhone. It’s not long before the boy starts to receive voice mails from the man in the grave.
John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) to write and direct.
THE TALISMAN: TV
A young boy named Jack journeys to find a magical relic that can save his dying mother. Along the way, he learns that the talisman is also capable of saving the entire world.
Steven Spielberg and The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things) are creating it.Share this article on: