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Stephen King’s The Jaunt Finds Its Director

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:

“It’s a futuristic tale that takes place in the 24th Century, as a father explains the ground rules for “Jaunting,” a form of teleportation the family will be using shortly to go to Mars. The key is that travelers must be under anesthesia for the short journey, or terrible things happen to the mind of those being jaunted around the solar system. Time stands still and one’s brain implodes with too much time to think in an absence of external stimulation. Bad things happen.”
Things are early in the development stage but this one bears keeping an eye on so stay alert for updates.
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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, Horrornew.net and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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