“JOYLAND” and “A GOOD MARRIAGE” bring more Stephen King to the screenMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Two more works based on one of the most cinematically adapted authors* are in the works.
King’s upcoming pulp novel—and latest for boutique publisher Hard Case Crime—JOYLAND has been snatched by THE HELP director Tate Taylor with intent to write and direct. The story concerns a “small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973 and the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.” King has long been a part of the very neato and admirable Hard Case line of reprinted noir rarities and new works, penning THE COLORADO KID in their second year.
Also on the way is the Joan Allen-starring A GOOD MARRIAGE, which has just added THE CABIN IN THE WOODS lead Kristen Connolly. Based on another contemporary King piece (a 2010 novella found in FULL DARK, NO STARS), the tale has a wife discover her seemingly plain and simple husband is a serial killer. Peter Askin is directing.
*According to this Slate article, as of 2011, King has had 127 works adapted.