A new Stephen King adaptation is in the works. The author’s novels and short stories have served as the source material for numerous movies and television shows over the years. Some of the most famous horror movies of all time, such as 1980’s “The Shining” and 1990’s “Misery,” are adaptations of his writing. Now, yet another King-penned story is joining the ranks of the booming subgenre of film.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, King’s novella “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” published as part of the 2020 collection “If It Bleeds,” is getting the film treatment. John Lee Hancock is adapting the story and will also be directing the project. Hancock also wrote and directed 2009’s “The Blind Side” and 2021’s “The Little Things,” amongst other credits (via IMDb). Producers for the adaptation include Ryan Murphy and Blumhouse. Additional executive producers include Blumhouse Television’s Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Scott Greenberg. The announcement was made at the second annual Blumfest, where Jason Blum celebrates and announces various horror projects from his company.