The revival of Stephen King‘s novels continues in Hollywood, but this time quite literally.
Stephen King’s 2014 novel Revival will be adapted into a film by Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the filmmakers behind last year’s adaptation of another King novel, Doctor Sleep. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros., with the duo producing under their Intrepid Pictures banner. Flanagan is writing the script and has yet confirmed the decision to direct the project.
Revival focuses on the relationship between a heroin-addicted musician and a doubtful faith healer with a hidden agenda. The minister, obsessed with trying to find a way to communicate with his departed wife and child, ends up connecting to a Lovecraftian horror instead.
Flanagan and Macy had always been heavily involved with adapting King’s many horror novels, most recently Doctor Sleep. The film served as a sequel to both King’s horror classic The Shining and its iconic film adaptation, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Jack Nicholson. However, it only grossed $72 million worldwide and is not expecting any prequels or sequels.
This would be the third Stephen King project for the duo, having preceded Doctor Sleep with Netflix’s Gerald’s Game. They were able to garner a following for the movie post-release and snag Revival as a King follow-up. In addition, Flanagan and Macy were behind the critically acclaimed Netflix series Haunting of Hill House.