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Sinister director Scott Derrickson set to adapt Stephen King's The Breathing Method for Blumhouse

Oct. 15, 2012by: Jake Dee
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Say what now? Stephen King locking horns with the boys behind SINISTER? Great promise abounds!

Deadline has it that, yes, SINISTER director Scott Derrickson and producer Jason Blum (of Blumhouse Productions) have just struck a deal to adapt King's novella THE BREATHING METHOD to the big-screen. As King fanatics know, it's the only story from "Different Seasons" that has never been adapted before. Even more reason to rejoice!

With a good blessing from King himself, and a script to be penned by Scott Teems (THE EVENING SUN) - THE BREATHING METHOD:

Centers on an elderly physician named Dr. Emlyn McCarron who recounts an incident in his career of a patient who was determined to give birth to her illegitimate child, despite her financial difficulties and the social stigma in the 1930s. The patient turns to the doctor because of the book he has written about the Breathing Method, a system to help women through childbirth. She grows close with the doctor, who finds that she is so determined to have the child through the method that she lingers on even after a horrific accident on the way to the hospital.

You know the deal. King adaptations rarely bat .500, but with Derrickson onboard, we should feel confident in this one, right? Not that it'll be Kubrick's THE SHINING, but as long as it's better than Mick Garris', we're in good hands!

What says you?

Extra Tidbit: What other unadapted King works should be?
Source: Deadline

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6:50AM on 10/16/2012
The Breathing Method is a good choice. I have wondered often why it did not have an adaptation. The story has good drama and a shocking ending. Furthermore, the plot might appeal to women and their fears about pregnancy. Furthermore, The Breathing Method is a period piece, and horror benefits sometimes for coming from a different time. This project has great potential.
The Breathing Method is a good choice. I have wondered often why it did not have an adaptation. The story has good drama and a shocking ending. Furthermore, the plot might appeal to women and their fears about pregnancy. Furthermore, The Breathing Method is a period piece, and horror benefits sometimes for coming from a different time. This project has great potential.
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10:36PM on 10/15/2012

Cell Would Be a Good One Too

... if done right.
... if done right.
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9:28PM on 10/15/2012

Anybody Who Read This Story

Perhaps it was my mood at the time but this was tough (depressing) story to get through. It's a pretty sad number to say the least. I hope for the best but I was really disappointed in another "Different Seasons" adaptation called Apt Pupil (talk about WATERED DOWN). Then again, the other Different Seasons adaptation, The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the greatest films ever made. My bet ... this one is somewhere between Apt Pupil and Shawshank ;) Stand By Me takes second place for
Perhaps it was my mood at the time but this was tough (depressing) story to get through. It's a pretty sad number to say the least. I hope for the best but I was really disappointed in another "Different Seasons" adaptation called Apt Pupil (talk about WATERED DOWN). Then again, the other Different Seasons adaptation, The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the greatest films ever made. My bet ... this one is somewhere between Apt Pupil and Shawshank ;) Stand By Me takes second place for the third of the Different Seasons adaptations.
As far as King adaptations go, I would choose an ACCURATE adaptation of It (done in two or three parts or a raw miniseries) done with a hard R rating ... as it should be (but spare me the adolescent gang bang scene ... King can be a real perv).
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