Stephen King is one the most prolific authors out there — and apparently until recently, one of JK Rowling’s favourites — and Hollywood are intent on turning every novel, short or note for the milkman into a screen adaptation.
The Kingwheel has been spun again and this time it has landed on… Mr Harrigan’s Phone. The short was previously unreleased and ended up being published earlier this year as part of the If It Bleeds compilation, so to be fair to them they have gone with some recent.
Blumhouse, who have done previous King adaptation including Gerald’s Game and had great success with Get Out and The Invisible Man, are involved with this one, but they aren’t alone.
The Hollywood Reporter states that the production company have teamed up with American Horror Story and Glee creator Ryan Murphy to produce, while Saving Mr Banks director John Lee Hancock is to get behind the chair for it.
The story is about a boy who befriends an old man who lives nearby. The old man eventually dies, but the strange messages that appear on his phone suggest that maybe that isn’t the case at all…
Similarly to Gerald’s Game, this one is going to come to Netflix as an exclusive, so no worries about getting too scared in the cinema.
stephen king reads from his new fiction novel ‘112263 a novel’ during the ‘kennedy library forum series’
Among the many Stephen King adaptations on the way is a CBS All Access version of The Stand, a HBO version of the short Throttle and a Revival movie from Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan.
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