The Stephen King news just keeps rolling on in. Earlier today we provided further details on the plot for the much awaited Dr Sleep – the follow up novel to The Shining. We are now delighted to report that yet another one of the legendary author’s novels is set to be adapted for the big screen.
The Reach, a story which can be found in King’s 1985 book, Skeleton Crew (which also included The Mist), is being picked up by British production company Park Entertainment. A budget of $12 to 14 million is being provided for a project that Mr King himself has described as the work he would most like to be remembered for after his death.
When you consider all that the godfather of horror has provided us with through the years, that is quite a statement.
The story focuses on the arduous journey of a 95 year old woman over “the reach”, a 1.5 mile stretch of water, frozen for the first time in 50 years, between Goat Island and the Maine coastline.
More information will be made available at the Cannes Film Festival where The Reach is sure to attract quite a bit of attention from directors and talent makers.
AndyErupts will be monitoring this one closely and rest assured we will keep you all updated.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter