DEADLINE has an article today announcing that Gerald's Game is going to be brought to film by director Mike Flanagan. With casting set to begin in the fall, Flanagan noted that Gerald's Game is in the "tradition" of Misery and Dolores Claiborne. Flanagan called Gerald's Game, "one of the most intense and compelling novels I"ve ever read."
This seems like it would be one of King's more difficult novels to bring to screen, since most of it is about a woman tied to a bed. When compared to Misery and Dolores Claiborne, my feeling is that Gerald's Game is by far the weaker offering. We spend quite a bit of time waiting for simple things to happen. Can she get water? And much of the book is flashbacks to childhood. The book, like Dolores Claiborne, deals with the issue of child abuse; a topic also addressed by King's classic, The Shining.
What do you think of Gerald's Game?