Stephen King’s short story collections are a treasure trove of ideas for film makers and more than a few of these little gems have been turned into feature film projects. Such will be the case with The Jaunt, which can be found in his Skeleton Crew collection that made its debut way back in 1985. Not your typical King tale from back in the day, The Jaunt refers to space travel and the severe ramifications if not done properly. While definitely having a Sci-Fi edge, make no doubt, The Jaunt is horror through and through.
Plan B just picked up the feature film rights to this crazy little tale and promptly attached MAMA director Andy Muschietti to helm things. Think what you will about MAMA, there is no denying Muschietti’s original visual flare and I am more than curious to see what he can do with this one.
Here’s the official synopsis of what we can expect: