Stephen King and Joe Hill have started work on an adaptation of “In the Tall Grass,” the production started in Toronto and the film is coming to Netflix next year. “In the Tall Grass” was directed by Vincenzo Natali and stars Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson. You might know Vincenzo Natali from his work on “Cube,” “Splice,” and “Westworld”.
“In the Tall Grass” will be an adaptation of the short story of the same name first published in Esquire Magazine. The story was written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. Netflix describes the story adding, “After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out… and that something evil lurks within the tall grass.”
The extended cast includes Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring franchise, Aquaman, Fargo (TV)), Laysla De Oliveira (Needle In a Timestack, Code 8), Harrison Gilbertson (Upgrade, Picnic at Hanging Rock), Avery Whitted (Sidney Hall), Rachel Wilson (Backstabbers for Beginners, Impulse), and Will Buie Jr. (Bunk’d). Producing the project is Steven Hoban (Splice, Black Christmas, Ginger Snaps), Jimmy Miller (The Lazarus Effect, Step Brothers), and M. Riley (The Lazarus Effect, Bad Teacher).
This won’t be the first big project that Netflix and King have worked on together, in fact, it will be the third. Netflix and King also worked on the film’s “Gerald’s Game” and “1922”. According to Netflix, filming began last week in Toronto and the video-streaming service will release the film worldwide in 2019.
The news comes just as Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series is taking off. The psychological-horror series is set within the Stephen King multiverse. Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.