A New Stephen King Movie Based On A Never-Before-Adapted Book Is In The Works
If there's one thing we know Stephen King does well, it's produce novels that smash at the box office when they're adapted. The Shining, Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, IT, and The Shining are just a few examples the author can pop on his CV.
That's why the news that another of King's novels in being transformed into a film has us SUPER excited.
Earlier this week, Hollywood Reporter reported that Chris Romero was teaming with IT producer Roy Leeto adapt King's 1999 survival novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
On Wednesday, the acclaimed novelist confirmed the news on his Twitter, writing: "THE GIRL WHO LOVED Tom Gordon is coming--finally. I'm excited."
Going off the plot, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon sounds like perfect fodder for a movie adaptation.
The psychological thriller centres on the story of Trisha, a nine-year-old girl who is on a hiking trip with her brother and mother, having recently divorced from her father.
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As her sibling and mother squabble over the divorces, Trisha decided to fall back and eventually gets lost. Attempting to catch up she tries a shortcut and falls down a steep hill, becoming even more lost.
Armed with just a few food and drink supplies, a poncho, Game Boy and Walkman, Trisha listens to baseball games featuring her crush, player Tom Gordon.
The story turns into a tale of survival as the young girl begins to hallucinate, starve, and suffer pneumonia. Simultaneously, her family and the police begin an epic search for the girl.
We won't give away the ending for anyone who is going to wait for the film, but put it this way, it's sure to be insanely gripping. We can't wait to see which savvy young actor takes on the role.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon joins the long list of King novel that have been adapted for the silver screen. This year alone we've seen Pet Sematary hit cinemas and IT: Chapter Two is due in September.
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