Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon lands film adaptation

Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon lands film adaptation
An artist’s illustration of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Photo: David Sadler via Deviantart

Another spine-chilling Stephen King novel will be brought to the big screen.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, one of King’s classics published in 1999, will have a film adaptation from the producers of ‘It’ (2017). The adaptation is long overdue as the late director George A. Romero was supposed to helm the film back in 2005. Now, Romero’s former wife Chris Romero has pushed for its production.

The teams behind It–Vertigo films represented by Roy Lee and Jon Berg and Origin Story represented by Ryan Silbert–are lined up to produce. News of the adaptation broke prior to the release of Its’ highly anticipated chapter two. The original 2017 film is recorded as the highest-grossing horror movie of all time which followed 1990 miniseries aired on ABC.

King’s 1999 novel follows the story of Trisha McFarland who is lost in the woods after seeking solitude from her arguing mother and brother. She is a nine-year-old girl with a fear of the dark who is left trying to find her way out of the woods for nine days. Her terrifying predicament stems from the lack of food, water, and exhaustion which causes her to hallucinate.

Romero penned a script for the adaptation of the psychological horror but it was later shelved according to One Room with A View. Now, the search is on for a writer who will take on the new script, as per The Hollywood reporter. Andrew Childs will act as executive producer to the project.

King has addressed the big news in a statement to THR on Wednesday saying, “I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris has worked long and hard to make this project happen,”

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