Stephen King’s ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ Movie Announced

by | Aug 22, 2019

Before his death, George A. Romero had been toying with the idea of turning Stephen King’s ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ into a feature film. Well it seems that Romero’s dreams of the 2004 novel have not died with him, as his wife is now working with the producers of ‘It’ to bring it to the big screen.

Chris Romero, George ‘s widow, is teaming with It producer Roy Lee and Jon Berg of Vertigo Films as well as Ryan Silbert of Origin Story to produce a film adaptation of the 1999 novel. Chris was married to the director for three decades and looks to be trying to keep his good name alive with this project. 

THR dropped the news this week, as King’s popularity continues to grow, in the wake of 2017’s IT and it’s looming sequel hitting cinemas in October.

Tom Gordon tells of a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for nine days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, talking to several people, including her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon. But she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life.”

King also chipped in with a brief quote.

“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris (Romero) has worked long and hard to make this project happen,”

The first step is to look for a writer to adapt the novel into a screen play, and then the cogs will start to turn as a director comes on board. 

More News as it drops.

 

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