I promise you’re not being bullshitted. The Reach first appeared in 1985’s Skeleton Crew, a collection of short stories by King. If you haven’t read this one, I suggest you allocate some time as this is the story Mr. King literally wants to be remembered for after his death.
Serious horror business.
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “British sales, production and finance banner Park Entertainment is bringing King’s The Reachto market for the first time. It will be produced by Grayson Ross and Jodi Hansell for DownEast Village Productions.
“Budgeted in the $12 million-$14 million range, the story’s title refers to the 1.5 mile stretch of water between Goat Island and the Maine coastline. The book details the story of a 95-year-old lady who embarks on a troubled journey to the mainland from the island after the Reach freezes over for the first time in 50 years.
“It is currently out to directors and talent agents and is tipped to pick up heat at the market in Cannes.”
I think most of us King fans deserve this after the terrible adaptation of Bag of Bones.