Bly Manor’s Mike Flanagan Adapting Sci-Fi Horror Pike Novel

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Bly Manor's Mike Flanagan Adapting Sci-Fi Horror Pike Novel

Mike Flanagan attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures’ Doctor Sleep on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Mike Flanagan attends the premiere of Warner Bros Photos’ Physician Sleep on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles.
Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Pictures for Critics Selection Affiliation (Getty Pictures)

Director Mike Flanagan—who rose to the A-list due to his pair of Haunting Netflix sequence and his big-screen tackle Physician Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining—has introduced his subsequent mission. He’ll be tackling sci-fi horror with an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s 1993 novel The Season of Passage.

This information comes courtesy of Deadline, which notes that Flanagan can be co-writing the screenplay with James Flanagan (whose writing credit embrace The Haunting of Bly Manor and Mike Flanagan’s upcoming Netflix sequence Midnight Mass; because the title suggests, the 2 additionally occur to be brothers) and that plot particulars are unknown. Nonetheless, there’s an outline for the ebook: itcenters around celebrity Dr. Lauren Wagner who was involved in a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her. But Lauren knew fear. Inside―voices entreating her to love them. Outside―the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group. But were they simply dead? Or something else?”

Going by Flanagan’s earlier works—Physician Sleep stayed pretty true to the King novel, whereas each The Haunting of Hill Home and Bly Manor took artistic liberties with their supply materials—it’s laborious to say how shut he’ll preserve to Pike’s novel for The Season of Passage. (Deadline reviews that Pike can be an government producer on the mission, and reminds us that Flanagan’s presently engaged on one other Pike adaptation, The Midnight Membership, a Netflix sequence). Nonetheless, it’s virtually sure to mark the horror director’s first massive enterprise into sci-fi, which given his potential to create environment, suspense, and believably messed-up characters, all whereas scaring the hell out of audiences, makes The Season of Passage a function we’re very desirous to sink our eyeballs into.

No phrase but on when it would start filming, however contemplating The Midnight Membership continues to be presently in pre-production, you’d must think about not instantly. We’ll deliver you extra on The Season of Passage as and once we study it.


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