Revival

Mike Flanagan Set to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Revival’

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Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep) is set to write an adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival for the big screen for Warner Bros.

Flanagan will pen the script with an option to direct according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will produce the film version with his long-time producing partner Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House).

Revival, which hit book stores back in 2014, is one of King’s most terrifying and unsettling works in a long career of thrills, chills, and scares. It concerns the relationship between a heroin-addicted musician and the charismatic preacher he met as a child.

From the novel’s official synopsis:

The new minister came to Harlow, Maine, when Jamie Morton was a boy doing battle with his toy army men on the front lawn. The young Reverend Charles Jacobs and his beautiful wife brought new life to the local church and captivated their congregation. But with Jamie, he shares a secret obsession—a draw so powerful, it would have profound consequences five decades after the shattering tragedy that turned the preacher against God, and long after his final, scathing sermon. Now Jamie, a nomadic rock guitarist hooked on heroin, meets Charles Jacobs again. And when their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, Jamie discovers that the word revival has many meanings.

King’s vision of the afterlife in the novel is pure Lovecraftian nightmare fuel.

Director Josh Boone, whose New Mutants film has been stuck in limbo for years, now, was previously attached to the project.

This is the third King project for Flanagan and Macy. The two previously worked on Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game together.

iHorror will keep you posted on details for the project as they become available.

Did you read Revival? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.