ShockTillYouDrop.com reports that Stephen King’s 1998 novel “Bag of Bones” is no longer headed to the big screen, but instead will be adapted for television by Mick Garris, director of TV adaptations of King’s “The Shining,” “The Stand” and “Desperation,” and screenwriter Matt Venne.
“We’re finalizing our deal,” Garris told the site, “and will hopefully be shooting late-spring, early-summer.”
Where “Bag of Bones” TV mini-series will reside on the small screen is to be announced shortly.
In the book, novelist Mike Noonan still suffers writers block several years after his wife’s death. A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s summer retreat in western Maine, a lakeside house called Sara Laughs. Shortly after arriving, Noonan is caught in the middle of a custody battle involving the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather. He also discovers that Sara Laughs is haunted and that his late wife, Joanna, still has something to tell him.