Mark Pavia is scripting an all-new horror anthology feature film of Stephen King adaptations, something we haven’t seen since Creepshow and Cat’s Eye in the 80′s.
This is the second King work that Pavia has brought to the big screen, the first being the 1997 vampire tale, The Night Flier.
Pavia confirmed that his new project will be titled The Reaper’s Image which will include two stories of his choice; Stephen King picked the other two. The selection is a perfect mixture of classic and contemporary King: a little bit of something for his oldest and newest fans alike.
The adaptation will include a unique blend of Stephen King stories that are comprised of early magazine appearances, an e-book and a graphic video series. Included in the eagerly anticipated movie will be:
The Reaper’s Image
The Reaper’s Image was first published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1969 and collected in Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story is about an antique mirror haunted by the visage of the Grim Reaper, who appears to those who gaze into it. This was King’s second professional sale and commercially published story.
Mile 81 is a novella by Stephen King, released exclusively as an e-book on September 1, 2011. With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is the chilling story of an insatiable car and a heroic kid whose worlds collide at an abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.
N. was a multi-part graphic video series, that consisted of 25 one and a half-minute episodes totaling approximately 30 minutes in length. The episodes were drawn by artist Alex Maleev. The original series tells the story of a psychiatrist who falls victim to the same deadly obsession as his patient—an obsession that just might save the world! N. was later published in King’s collection Just After Sunset in 2008. In March 2010, Marvel Comics published the first issue of a comic book adaptation of N., a four-issue limited series.
The Monkey is a short story first published in Gallery magazine in 1980 in the form of a small removable booklet. It was significantly revised and published in King’s collection Skeleton Crew in 1985. The story centers on a cymbal-banging monkey toy that is possessed by an evil spirit. Every time the monkey claps its little cymbals together, a nearby living thing dies. The monkey is found in a family’s attic in an old toy chest by two young brothers, unknowing that their father had been tormented by the monkey years ago, when it worked its lethal enchantment on his family and friends.