Netflix has assigned a premiere date to 1922, an original movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novella of the same name. This will already be Netflix’s second attempt at adapting King material, with a movie adaptation of Gerald’s Game now set to arrive on the service in September. 1922 is but one in a string of soon-to-be released or currently-in-development adaptations of the horror master’s work, on both the big and small screens.
For those yet to read King’s tale, 1922 centers on Wilfred James, a farmer who brutally murders his own wife after she tires of the farm life and wants to move to the city. For various reasons, Wilfred can’t allow this, so naturally – in a King story anyway – killing her is his preferred option. With his wife out of the way, an increasingly unhinged Wilfred attempts to move on, but to say that things just get worse and worse for him would be an understatement.
1922 appeared in King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars, and is the third of the four stories within it to become a movie. Both A Good Marriage and Big Driver were adapted to film in 2014, with the former going to theaters and the latter premiering on Lifetime of all places. As Bloody Disgusting reports, 1922 will premiere on Netflix on October 20, just in time for the Halloween season.
Playing Wilfred in 1922’s film adaptation is Thomas Jane, who is of course no stranger to adaptations of King’s literature. Jane played the lead character David Drayton in Frank Darabont’s 2007 adaptation of The Mist, as well as Henry Devlin in Lawrence Kasdan’s 2003 adaptation of Dreamcatcher. The Mist is today regarded as a minor classic when it comes to King-based movies, while Dreamcatcher is widely considered one of the worst – not that Jane shoulders the blame for that, mind you.
Other cast members in 1922 include Molly Parker (House of Cards) as Wilfred’s wife Arlette, Dylan Schmid (Once Upon a Time) as their son Henry, and Neal McDonough (Arrow) as Harlan, father to Shannon (Kaitlyn Bernard), Henry’s pregnant girlfriend. In addition to fellow Netflix project Gerald’s Game, 1922 joins the long list of very recent or upcoming King adaptations, including Hulu’s Castle Rock, The Dark Tower, TV shows based on The Mist and Mr. Mercedes, and of course projected blockbuster IT.
1922 hits Netflix on October 20.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
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