Following up the visceral intensity of Hush and the creepy scares of Ouija: Origin of Evil is no easy task, but Mike Flanagan looks to do just that with his adaptation of Stephen King's Gerald's Game (which, as readers know, is not one of the easiest King stories to adapt for the screen). With the movie premiering on Netflix later this month, the official one-sheet for Gerald's Game has now been revealed... and may have you stretching your arms and rubbing your wrists.
The poster was revealed by Stephen King and Mike Flanagan on Twitter. Directed by Flanagan from a screenplay he wrote with Jeff Howard (based on Stephen King's 1992 novel), Gerald's Game stars Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, and Chiara Aurelia. Gerald's Game will premiere on Netflix beginning September 29th.
When I spoke with producer Trevor Macy earlier this year, he talked about how the film is a "faithful adaptation," albeit with one key difference:
"It’s a very faithful adaptation in that way, it’s just that there’s a—I don’t mean to be too cryptic, but I don’t want to give it away [laughs]. There’s a storytelling device that we use that the book doesn’t. It’s really nice to get Stephen King’s support in doing that, even at the script stage, so he feels and we feel that it’s a very faithful adaptation."
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Gerald's Game and let us know what you think of the new poster in the comments below.
Synopsis: "Gerald’s Game follows Gerald and Jessie Burlingame, who have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom."