‘Her Scent’ Helmer Alex Ross Perry To Adapt/Direct Stephen King Novel ‘The Dark Half’ For MGM

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has set Alex Ross Perry to adapt and direct The Dark Half, a brand new adaptation of the 1989 Stephen King bestseller. Perry popped after writing, directing and producing Her Scent, the drama that premiered at 2018 Toronto, and for which Elisabeth Moss is Impartial Spirit Awards nominated for her portrayal as a self damaging rock star.

Perry plans a reinvention of a narrative first became a 1993 MGM movie by the late zombie impresario George Romero. That movie starred Timothy Hutton as an creator whose books promote okay and have a literary vibe to them. They don’t promote practically in addition to grisly crime thrillers he writes below an alter ego. As soon as his pseudonym is uncovered, the creator and his spouse resolve to offer the opposite creator a ceremonial burial. After which the individuals who have been concerned in doing that begin turning up lifeless because it seems the alter in the past has taken on a lifetime of his personal.

The prolific King wrote the novel as a response to being outed for secretly writing thriller novels below the pseudonym Richard Bachman. I nonetheless bear in mind when he owned as much as it, because it unlocked a treasure trove of web page turners for voracious followers of his work like myself, who was gobbling up all the pieces he wrote after which out of the blue there have been books Thinner, Operating Man, Rage, The Lengthy Stroll, Roadwork and some others that instantly turned bestsellers when uncovered by a bookstore clerk who found out the ruse.

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King was turning out massive bestsellers by that time like Carrie, Salem’s Lot and The Shining with The Stand practically finished and his publishers reticent about him introducing much more fiction that will cannibalize gross sales. King has mentioned when he found out the answer to write down below one other identify, Bachman Turner Overdrive report was enjoying on the radio, and on his desk was a novel by Richard Stark, the pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake. From there, Richard Bachman was born and after the reality got here out, King bought one other novel out of it with The Dark Half. His thriller about an creator and his sinister parasitic twin turned so massive it was solely outsold that yr by Tom Clancy’s Clear and Current Hazard.

Now, it will likely be the topic of one other film from an up and coming filmmaker who’s a fanatic for King’s fiction. Perry is repped by WME and Mosaic, King by Paradigm.