In a time when Stephen King’s stories are being snapped up for screen adaptations like never before, even the horror master’s far lesser known works are getting the treatment. As reported by Deadline, The Bone Church, a poem King wrote as a struggling writer in the 1960s, long before he was a household name, has been picked up by Chris Long and David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment.
The poem, which King revised and included in his 2015 collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, was acquired with the intention of making it into a TV series.
In the poem…
“An adventurer organizes an expedition deep into a vast jungle land to locate the mythic Bone Church. They discover a secret not meant for the eyes of strangers. Only three of the 32 travellers escaped with their lives in a tale narrated by one of the survivors, who tells stories from a bar stool to patrons who’ll buy him drinks.”
Chris Long is no newbie to King’s work, having executive produced the series Mr. Mercedes.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)