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Patrick McGrath's Asylum
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From a Buick Eight
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Patrick McGrath's

adapted as a screenplay

by Stephen King

...this is a desolate sort of place...

The Facts

  • (Feb 07) From Reuters:
    Stephen King Checks Into 'Asylum'

    HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - In a landmark effort by the prolific author and screenwriter, Stephen King has adapted Patrick McGrath's novel "Asylum" for Paramount Pictures, the first time he has tackled a work other than his own for the screen.

    The picture is set in an English insane asylum, where the superintendent's wife falls in love with one of the patients, a murderer.

    Jonathan Demme ("Beloved") has long been attached to direct the picture with actors Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson also on board, pending Demme's availability.

    King has adapted a number of his own books, including horror-thrillers "Creepshow," "Children of the Corn" and "Pet Sematary." His work has also been adapted by others for titles such as "The Green Mile," "The Shining," "Carrie," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Stand by Me" and "Apt Pupil."

    The original "Asylum" adaptation was written by Chris Baylis with other rewrites penned by Patrick Marber.

    WOW! This is certainly something new -- ed.

    Rumors & Supposition

  • (Feb 07) Okay, is it just me, or is this just bizarre news? I've not yet read Asylum (that will change soon) but I just think it's odd that King has chosen to adapt it. Well, as a kid, he did adapt movies into books, so this has a little precedence. No idea if the screenplay will be published as a book (we're seeing more and more of that now, and I think that King's name would push it up there). We'll see how this all plays out...