King’s ‘1408’ Heading to the Big Screen


If you have never had the chance to pick up Stephen King’s audio book “Blood and Smoke” or had taken the time to read “Everything’s Eventual” then you are not privy to the story that is “1408” but you need to trust me on this one, it is going to be a killer film if it is done correctly.

“1408” delves deep into the psyche of fear and even deals directly with one of King’s fears, triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13 (just add up the numbers). It takes a lot to give me a fright when I am reading, or in this case listening, but “1408” brought me back to the days of reading “The Shining” and it certainly delivers the chills as the story follows a man as he checks into a hotel to explore and debunk the paranormal activity that surrounds the Dolphin Hotel’s room 1408, and from the time he touches the door handle to when it slams shut it is one hell of a tale.

As for what is happening with the story, Variety tells us that Dimension Films has set Mikael Hafstrom to helm the feature based on the script that was originally penned by Matt Greenberg and is now being rewritten by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

There was no word on a production start, but I am anxiously waiting, as should you be.

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