Stephen King And Joe Hill’s Short Story ‘In The Tall Grass’ Is Being Adapted Into A Movie

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Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) has set out to adapt the work of father/son writing team Stephen King and Joe Hill into a feature film. Talk about a dream team of horrific proportions! The short story In The Tall Grass was originally published in Esquire and is now available to buy online.

In a recent interview with Screen Daily, Natali explained he would be adapting the project on his own:

“Who would think that grass could be frightening? Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read.”

Amazon has the synopsis for the horror story and it does sound pretty intriguing:

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

Sounds great. Sign me up!

(Via Screen Daily, Amazon)