Author Stephen King has had a number of his books adapted into films over the years. Horrors such as The Shining, Carrie and IT and Drama’s such as The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by me are just a few of his book adaptations. The list is a long one and one that looks like it will continue to grow.
Back in 1999 King was knocked down by a minivan whilst out walking and suffered a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip. However, this did not stop the famous author continuing writing his book On Writing, a memoir on his experiences as a writer. Since then King has written another 33 books, there is no stopping the guy.
In 2008 King’s short story collection Just After Sunset was published which included King’s novella The Gingerbread Girl. Based on a short story that premiered in an issue of Esquire in 2007, The Gingerbread Girl will be the latest Stephen King story getting a film adaptation. This will mark the 30th Stephen King adaptation currently in development.
For those of you who are not King fans or haven’t got round to reading the short story. The Gingerbread Girl follows a young woman called Em who lives alone in New England following a recent devastating loss.
Having cut herself off from close friends and relatives, including her father and husband, she eventually discovers that her neighbour may be killing the young women that visit his home.
The adaptation of The Gingerbread Girl will see King reunite with director Craig R. Baxley. Baxley has directed numerous King stories, such as Storm of the Century and Rose Red.
So can King pull it out of the bag again? Following on from the recent success of his adaptations of the massively successful IT which smashed the Box Office when it opened up in cinemas in 2017. Also, Gerald’s Game and 1922 have been really popular and are currently showing on Netflix, let’s hope that The Gingerbread Girl will appeal to Stephen King fans everywhere.