Has it felt like a Stephen King movie has been released every month lately? Well hang onto your books, we have another one on the way! The announcement of Gerald’sGame just broke and is soon to hit the small screen on Netflix later this month. That’s right, produced by Intrepid Pictures and distributed by Netflix, Gerald’s Game will be released on September 29, 2017 on a television near you.
The 1992 novel turned movie stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood as Jessie and Gerald Burlingame. Hoping to re-kindle the flame in their failing marriage Jessie and Gerald retreat to their cabin in the woods before tourist season begins for some quiet R&R. Unfortunately, rest and relaxation is not in the plans.
In an attempt to liven things up between this long married couple trapped in a stale marriage, Gerald handcuffs Jessie to the bed for a change of pace from their mediocre sex life. However, things go horribly awry when he suffers a heart attack, falls from the bed fatally hitting his head dying instantly. Jessie is left alone, scared, and cuffed to the strong wooden bedframe with no chance of help. Slowly the voices in her head, her only company, begin to seep in. Soon fear and panic sets in as Jessie struggles to stay sane and find a way out of this situation, but the voices get louder and soon even take shape.
Directed by Mike Flanagan who horror fans should know by now for his incredible body of work, including 2013’s Oculus and more recently 2016’s Before I Wake. Flanagan also directed and wrote Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil. The project is also co-written by Jeff Howard, a screenwriter who has assisted Flanagan on many of his past horror projects. With these two behind the helm there is no doubt Gerald’s Game will be a success!