Mick Garris is back in Stephen King territory. The writer-director of The Shining, The Stand and Desperation - all telefilms - has provided Shock with an update on his long-mooted adaptation of King's 1998 novel "Bag of Bones."
Developed for some time by Garris, with screenwriter Matt Venne, "Bag of Bones" is now no longer set to hit the big screen. Instead, it's being turned into a television mini-series.
"We're finalizing our deal," says Garris, "and will hopefully be shooting late-spring, early-summer."
Where "Bag of Bones" will reside on the small screen is to be announced shortly. Venne, who worked for Garris on Masters of Horror and penned Dario Argento's entry, Pelts, has been in the process of adapting his Bones feature script into a mini-series format.
The story tells of Mike Noonan, a novelist grieving over the death of his wife who settles into their summer home, and becomes embroiled in some nasty drama with a nasty local millionaire and falls privy to a series of hauntings.
Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor