Stephen King adaptations are all the rage again. On the list we have Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IT: Chapter 2” and “Doctor Sleep;” Hulu has “Castle Rock” and is working on an “Eyes of the Dragon” adaptation; Freeform is working on a “Joyland” series; Apple TV+ is in early development for a “Lisey’s Story” series; CBS All Access has “The Stand” series coming to subscribers; and there are movie adaptations are in the works for “Firestarter,” “Hearts in Atlantis,” “Mile 81,” “The Long Walk,” and “My Pretty Pony.” That’s a lot of Stephen King, but before most of projects even start production, Netflix is releasing “In the Tall Grass,” based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.
In the story, siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. The streaming service teased the movie adding, “Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.”
Vincenzo Natali directed and wrote the movie, which is coming to Netflix on October 4th. Netflix released the video on social media, telling fans, “Some places have a mind of their own.”
This week, Netflix released a trailer for the high school apocalypse series “Daybreak,” and announced a new sci-fi series based on “Way Station,” the Hugo Award-Winning novel by Clifford D. Simak. Other projects in the works include the Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige Brown series “A Time Lost,” a new deal with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, a NASCAR comedy with Kevin James, and an animated-comedy called “Centaurworld,” where a battled warhorse is magically transported to a cute and cuddly fantasy world.
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