Horror writer-director Mike Flanagan made a name for himself with uniquely creepy films like Absentia and Oculus; this year, he’s had Hush and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil. He’s been circling an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game since 2014, and the project is now underway thanks to Netflix.
It’s no easy sell. Gerald’s Game is about a woman whose husband accidentally, and most inconveniently, dies while she’s playfully handcuffed to their bed in a remote cabin. Most of the story takes place in a single room, in the main character’s increasingly unhinged mind.