Taking Andrès Muschietti’s It to be in a league unto itself, one of the most eagerly anticipated of the oncoming batch of Stephen King adaptations is Netflix’s Gerald’s Game, based on the author’s 1992 novel and recently announced to be premiering at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. We now know when audiences at large can expect to see the film, with Netflix announcing a release date of September 29th.
Steadily becoming genre royalty, Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) directed the film, having adapted the novel along with Jeff Howard.
Watchmen’s Carla Gugino stars in the film as Jessie Burlingame, who finds herself alone and handcuffed to a bed in an isolated lake house after her husband dies whilst initiating a sex game. Over the next couple of days she must fight thirst, panic and the constant voices in her head as she desperately tries to escape. Aside from the voices and her dark memories, Jessie’s only companion is a stray dog, until she sees a dark figure stood in the corner of the room.
Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, and Kate Siegel also star in the film, which King himself recently described as “Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific.”
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)