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Doctor Sleep’s Mike Flanagan working on another Stephen King novel, Revival

May 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like yet another Stephen King property is to get the big screen treatment.

It seems that writer Mike Flanagan, who wrote King adaptations Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game, is reuniting with producer Trevor Macy for their third King movie based on the bleak but brilliant 2014 novel Revival.

The novel, which focuses on a preacher who loses his wife and son in a horrific accident and tries to find a way to contact them in the afterlife but instead finds something darker and much more sinister, is a sublime study in despair and depression while being utterly unputdownable.

With Flanaghan writing – and possibly directing – this should be in safe hands. Interesting side note, New Mutants director Josh Boone was previously attached to making a big screen version but instead is working on King’s other masterwork, The Stand.

Flanagan, by the way, was showrunner on Haunting on Hill House, so this should be in safe, scary hands.

And King fans here? Or fans of the book? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

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