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It producer Roy Lee and his Vertigo Entertainment banner are partnering with Ryan Silbert‘s Origin Story and Chris Romero, the widow of horror legend George A. Romero, to produce a feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s bestselling novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, it was announced Wednesday.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon tells the story of Trisha McFarland, a 9-year-old girl who goes on a hike up the Appalachian Trail with her brother and their recently divorced mother, only to veer off the path and get lost. She winds up stumbling through the woods for nine days, wandering farther and farther from civilization as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, hunger, dehydration and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, and she begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost.
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Lee and his Vertigo partner Jon Berg will produce with Silbert and Chris Romero, the latter of whom will produce under her late husband’s banner Sanibel Films. Andrew Childs will serve as an executive producer on the project. I’ve never read this King book, but it sounds a bit different than his typical work, and I’ve always liked his stories with younger protagonists...
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