Mike Flanagan made some serious noise amongst the horror community back in April with the release of Oculus (read my review here), proving that he’s a horror director worth keeping an eye on. Now we’ll get to see the director take on one of the biggest voices the genre has to offer as he has been tapped to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.
Since the release of Oculus, Flanagan has been attached to a pretty wicked sounding supernatural thriller by the name of Diver, which was all about exploring the minds of the dead. That film has been put on the back burner so they can jump straight into Gerald’s Game, which is pretty exciting stuff because I’d love to see Flanagan’s vision of a Stephen King story—should make for a solid dose of horror!
Here’s what the book is about:
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.
Flanagan scripted the adaptation with his writing partner Jeff Howard, so it will be interesting to see how close they stick with King’s pages when this one hits the screen. Have any of you guys read the novel, are you excited to see it brought to life? Do you think Flanagan is a good choice? Spill your thoughts below!