Another Stephen King adaptation, but this time, it won’t be a horror story

For just under five years, Stephen King fans have been in continuous celebration. The proliferation of adaptations to his works has only increased, and practically every year there are more than five, which leads him to become one of the writers with the most versions of his novels, short stories and stories today. Now it’s the turn of the ’99 short novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which will probably hit Netflix screens next year.

The production does not yet have a date for the beginning of its filming, cast or details about the plot, but it has just obtained something more important: a director. The story will be brought to the screen by Lynne Ramsay, whose credits include the haunting We Got To Talk About Kevin from 2013 and You Were Never Really Here, which in 2017 caused a sensation at Cannes and provided to Joaquin Phoenix the opportunity for another brilliant performance.

The director will take over the reins of the project alongside Christine Romero (wife of the late George A. Romero) who will be behind the production credits. In addition to directing, Ramsay will also co-write the storyline, alongside Christy Hall, whose graphic novel adaptation of This Shit Overcomes Me became a moderate success last year, despite its early cancellation. .

Stephen King: a look into mystery

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The novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is one of King’s most puzzling stories, which tells how the young Trisha McFarland (a staunch fan of Boston Red Sox right-hander Tom Gordon, which gives the book the title) ends up getting lost in a forest, where she must fight for her survival to the limits close to madness. .

The novel has an unusual rhythm in the work of the North American writer, and also a look at the consequences on extreme and traumatic events, which are rarely analyzed in novels with direct references to the horror genre. Much of the emotional and psychological journey of the character creates an unhealthy atmosphere that King develops with a brilliant perception of fear, its consequences, and ultimately the painful spaces that arise. They hide in the midst of the human mind put to the test in extreme situations.

Added to the news of the adaptation of the short novel is that of the ambitious Apple TV Plus project to bring the novel The Story of Lisey to film format, by the well-known director Pablo Larraín, Mike Flanagan’s Revival and the long-awaited remake of Eyes of Fire by Blumhouse. Q8ue has raised all kinds of expectations for being described as “a revision of a classic that is even more sinister than the original.” And of course, on December 17th, what is undoubtedly the great event of King’s adaptations will arrive with The Stand, which will be part of the CBS All Access catalog. A good year for the Master of Terror, no doubt.

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