It certainly looks like Stephen King adaptations are here to stay. This week everyone got a chance to watch the trailer for ‘1922‘, the newest acquisition by Netflix and the latest film based on a King property; and the lucky ones at Fantastic Fest got to see the world premier. There aren’t a ton of reviews in yet, but the ones that are seem to be pretty positive. You check out the trailer for the film below:
It certainly looks to do justice to King’s recognizable brand of horror. ‘1922‘ is based on a 131 page novella King wrote in 2010 for the book Full Dark, No Stars. The adaptation will star Thomas Jane, of the incredibly underrated ‘The Mist’, as Wilfred James. He is a farmer who murders his wife (Molly Parker) only to have her come back and haunt him. It’s a tale as old as time, really. Rounding out this awesome case is Dylan Schmid (‘Once Upon A Time’), Neal McDonough (‘Minority Report’) & Brian d’Arcy James (‘Spotlight’). The film will be written and directed by ‘These Final Hours’ helmer Zak Hilditch.
This is the second King adaptation Netflix announced this week. They will also be the home of ‘Gerald’s Game’ the suspense thriller starring Carla Guigino & Bruce Greenwood. They also follow ‘The Dark Tower’ and ‘It’, two films that sought to bring Stephen King masterpiece’s to multiplexes in 2017 with wildly different results. ‘1922‘ will be released on October 20, 2017, just in time for Halloween. I’m sure Netflix is hoping the film will hopefully tide those hungry for streaming scares until ‘Stranger Things 2’ is released the following week.