Mike Flanagan Adapting Stephen King’s Revival

Stephen King’s Revival (2014) is his latest book coming to the big screen.

Warner Bros., the studio behind King’s IT franchise, is developing the film. Mike Flanagan is on board to adapt the script with an option to direct. Trevor Macy, who teamed with Flanagan on the 2019 adaptation of King’s Doctor Sleep, will produce through Intrepid Pictures.

Revival spans five decades, opening in a small New England town, where a charismatic minister meets a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. When tragedy strikes the boy’s family, the preacher mocks all religious belief, and is banished. The boy has become a musical nomad and a heroin addict by the time the two meet again.

Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy teamed up for the Netflix adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game. The two also collaborated on the Netflix series of The Haunting of Hill House. Warner Bros. executive Kevin McCormick is overseeing Revival for the studio.

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