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Another Sinister Stephen King Book Is Being Turned Into A Film

Another Sinister Stephen King Book Is Being Turned Into A Film

Another of Stephen King's sinister novels is going to be turned into a movie, according to reports.

According to Deadline, Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, with Christy Hall (I Am Not Okay With This) adapting King's novel.

The psychological thriller, which was originally published in 1999, tells the story of nine-year-old Trisha McFarland who becomes lost after taking a wrong turn on the Appalachian Trail while out trekking with her mother and brother.

All she has to keep her company as she searches desperately for a way back is her portable radio, which she uses to listen to old baseball games of Boston Red Sox pitcher Tom Gordon.

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As she strays further and further away from the path, she fantasies that Tom will come and rescue her, unaware that she may be being tracked by something malevolent lurking in the woods.

Another tale from the twisted mind of Stephen King is being turned into a movie. Credit: PA
Another tale from the twisted mind of Stephen King is being turned into a movie. Credit: PA

According to reports, Jon Berg is set to produce the new movie, alongside Roy Lee (It Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep).

With plans still in their infancy, there is no news yet on a potential release date.

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This marks another notch in a renaissance of Stephen King adaptations, with several film and series adaptations hitting our screens in recent years.

Earlier this year, the mini-series The Outsider, based on another of King's books, was a hit with viewers - and by that I mean it scared the bejesus out of them.

If you're one of the few yet to see it, the series starts off looking pretty much like your standard murder investigation show, with all the grimness that entails, as the body of an 11-year-old boy is found horribly mutilated in some woodland.

It follows on from the success of thriller The Outsider, which landed earlier this year. Credit: HBO
It follows on from the success of thriller The Outsider, which landed earlier this year. Credit: HBO
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Suspicion instantly falls on little league baseball coach Terry Maitland (played by Jason Bateman) but as cops dig into the case it takes on a supernatural twist and things start to get pretty bloody creepy.

The Outsider was developed by Richard Price (who previously worked on The Wire and The Night Of) and alongside Bateman stars Ben Mendelsohn, Julianne Nicholson and Brit actor Paddy Considine (who does a pretty spot-on American accent).

An official synopsis reads: "This dark mystery follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. The crime, however, leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case."

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Topics: US Entertainment, Stephen King

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]