I’ve read almost everything Stephen King has written. I think he’s a legitimate phenomena, but of all the amazing journeys and terrifying events King has shown me, it may be the finale of his novella, The Jaunt, that sticks with me the most for shear terror and horror.
The story of a family far in the future, travelling via teleportation – called The Jaunt -, a boy, who’s first time this is, is told by his father how the Jaunt works and why everyone must sleep while they travel… terror ensues. King wrote in his afterword on Skeleton Crew that he knew the science behind the tale was nonsense, but he really wanted to write it. I’m really glad he did, science be damned.
Anyway, Plan B have optioned the movie’s feature rights and scripting duties lie with Andy and Barbara Muschietti, the writers of the 2013 horror Mama, with a view to Andy directing. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner have a first-look deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment.
If done properly, this could be one hell of a (ahem) trip…