Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy are teaming up to adapt one of the latest Stephen King novellas in a new film for Netflix…
Stephen King has always been one of the most prolific horror writers but lately it seems anything he puts down on paper is getting quickly snatched up for adaptation for film or television.
The latest of King’s works to get purchased is a novella from his latest book “If It Bleeds” with Blumhouse Productions and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy teaming up to adapt it for Netflix.
“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” is one of four stories featured in King’s book “If It Bleeds” and two more from that same novel have also been purchased for adaptation as well.
In this particular story, “a young boy befriends an older billionaire who lives in his small-town neighborhood as they bond over the man’s first iPhone. But when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave by leaving voicemails on the iPhone that was buried with him.”
John Lee Hancock — best known for his work on films such as “The Blind Side” and “The Highwaymen” — will be writing and directing this adaptation for Netflix.
The streaming service has already adapted four previous works from King including “Gerald’s Game,” “1922,” and “In the Tall Grass.”