With promising Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game landing on Netflix this weekend, the streaming giant has released the final artwork for the film. The adap – which recently premiered at Austin’s Fantastic Fest – comes from genre darling Mike Flanagan, who is currently gearing up to begin production on series The Haunting of Hill House, also for Netflix.
In King’s 1992 novel, Jessie Burlingame is left handcuffed to her bed in an isolated lake house after her husband Gerald dies in the midst of one of his sex games. Alone and trapped, Jessie’s only company comes from a stray dog, her own darkest memories and imaginings and a dark, misshapen figure in the corner who may or may not be real.
Carla Gugino (Watchmen, Sin City, The Unborn) leads the film as Jessie, with Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Super 8, Disturbing Behaviour) as her husband Gerald. Henry Thomas (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Carel Struycken (Men in Black), Kate Siegel (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus), and Chiara Aurelia (Pretty Little Liars) round out the cast.
Gerald’s Game garnered a positive reception following its premiere, and with so much of the book told through various voices in Jessie’s head, this promises to be one of the more unusual and ambitious King adaptations we’ve seen.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)