The adaptation in the shape of a feature film for Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game has been announced to premiere at Fantastic Fest this next September. Netflix owns the distribution rights for the movie, but the Austin, TX placed film festival, one of the most important genre festivals in the world, will be blessed with a selected screening. Stephen King himself has mentioned having already watched a rough cut of the film, quoting it is “horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It’s gonna freak you out”.
The plot for Gerald’s Game (2017) reads: “When a harmless sex game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind – and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Among those she confronts are ghosts from her past and a rabid dog”. The movie has been directed by Mike Flanagan, creator of the very interesting Oculus (2013) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016). It has been co-written by Flanagan together with Jeff Howard based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
The movie is starred by Carla Gugino, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas and Bruce Greenwood. Filming took place at the end of 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.
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