Intrepid Pictures and Netflix have announced an exclusive deal to release Mike Flanagan’s, Gerald’s Game exclusively on their service. Adapting the script with Jeff Howard, who he previously collaborated with on Oculus, Gerald’s Game is based upon the 1992 Stephen King novel of the same name. Director Mike Flanagan said: Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly twenty years. As a lifelong fan of Stephen King, it is a true honor to be trusted with this amazing material. I am deeply grateful to my long-time partner, Trevor Macy, and to my new partners at Netflix, for making this dream project a reality. This is one of the reasons I wanted to make movies in the first place.
The film follows Gerald and Jessie Burlingame, who have decided to spent a romantic evening at their summer home. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.
The film stars Carla Gugino (Watchmen) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek into Darkness) and features Henry Thomas (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Carel Struycken (Men in Black), Kate Siegel (Hush), Chiara Aurelia (Pretty Little Liars). Principal photography began recently in Mobile, Alabama.