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Oculus director Mike Flanagan adapting Stephen King's Gerald's Game

05.19.2014by: Kevin Woods

Another Stephen King adaptation is coming our way with Deadline reporting that OCULUS director Mike Flanagan has committed to next helm GERALD'S GAME, based on the bestselling novel of suspense by the reigning master of horror. Flanagan wrote the script with his writing partner Jeff Howard. Trevor Macy and his Intrepid Pictures banner will produce, as he also did on Flanagan’s two previous horror films OCULUS and SOMNIA.

Flanagan and Macy originally intended the next picture to be DIVER, a film that would have started production this summer. They’ve pushed that picture back and instead will plunge full on into GERALD'S GAME, which is casting for a fall start and will be selling at Cannes.

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 and wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind — and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.

We're always down for another Stephen King adaptation, and having Flanagan taking the helm on GERALD'S GAME makes this one even more intriguing to us. We'll keep you posted on news regarding GERALD'S GAME as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read King's GERALD'S GAME? Do you feel Flanagan can do a good job with the adaptation?
Source: Deadline

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