A few of Stephen King’s beloved horror novels are being adapted for the small and large screens. Feature length adaptations of It and The Dark Tower are headed to theaters soon and an adaptation of Gerald’s Game will appear on Netflix.
King saw a rough cut of the movie based on his 1992 novel and is already praising the project. “Saw a rough cut of Mike Flanagan’s Gerald’s Game yesterday. Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It’s gonna freak you out,” King tweeted.
Gerald’s Game is a tense thriller about a woman who accidentally kills her husband, which happens after she has been handcuffed to a bed. Unable to free herself and realizing that the prospect of being rescued is unlikely, she starts hearing voices and hallucinating while slipping into insanity.
It’s tentatively scheduled to appear on the streaming service this year. Gerald’s Game is being directed by Mike Flanagan (Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil), adapted by Flanagan and Jeff Howard (Oculus). Carla Gugino (Watchmen) stars as Jessie Burlingame, Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Gerald Burlingame, also with Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-terrestrial), and Kate Siegel (Hush).