What a time to be a Stephen King fan. Just this month we saw the uber-successful release of It, S.K.’s most famous work, to a swooping box office run that dethroned The Exorcist as the highest-grossing movie of all time. Mr. Mercedes is enjoying a terrific run at AT&T, and before the month ends, Gerald’s Game will premiere on Netflix.
But there’s more. At least one more film to add to King’s already impressive roster of 2017 adaptations.
The film is called 1922, and Netflix just released its first trailer. Watch.
Based on the Stephen King novella “1922” from the collection Full Dark, No Stars, the film follows a farmer who resorts to killing his own wife when she insists that she wants to leave him. If that’s not horrific enough for you, the film’s protagonist (who confesses loud and clear to the audience) forces his son to connive with him in doing the crime. Oh, and there are rats. Lots of ‘em.
Directed by Zak Hilditch, 1922 will premiere on Netflix on October 20th.