Officially set up as feature-length film during the late 90’s, the long gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s Bag Of Bones is finally coming to fruition as a mini-series.
According to seaandbescene.com, pre-production on the project started today, with principal photography slated to begin on July 6 in Nova Scotia and last until the end of August. Sony has not confirmed when it will air, what channel, or even who is in the cast. All that’s known at this point is that Mick Garris will write and direct.
Based on the King novel published in ’98, Bag Of Bones tells the story of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who – four years after the passing of his wife – is unable to write and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs. Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway and finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a vindictive millionaire, Max Devore, who is trying to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie’s struggle–and begins to fall in love with her–he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. What do the forces that have been unleashed here want of Mike Noonan?