NEWS - THE BREATHING METHOD
In 2012, it was announced that Blum was developing The Breathing Method as a feature film project through Universal, with Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) slated to direct from a script by Scott Teems. There’s no word on whether Derrickson will be involved with the television series. “It’s active,” says Blum. “It’s moving along.”
The Breathing Method, which is the only one of the four novellas from Different Seasons to not yet receive the big screen treatment, tells the bizarrely romantic and heartbreaking story of an elderly Manhattan doctor who recounts his long ago encounter with a pregnant woman who is determined to give birth to her illegitimate child, despite being poor and having no family. As the doctor teaches the woman his unique breathing method, to help her get through childbirth, he falls in love with her.
The television series will focus on the relationship between the doctor and the woman, which begins in the 1930s, which leaves lots of room to explore the relationship between the doctor and the woman’s child, a boy, who is born in the story after his mother is decapitated. He’s then put up for adoption but watched over by the doctor, who keeps track of the boy’s – and the resulting man’s – progress.
No network is currently attached.
I don’t know about you but I’m not that excited about this news. Sounds kind of boring actually. What do you think? Could this be a success if done?
Thanks to Herbert West. Posted: November 8, 2014, 00:10:52
A lot of news about new books and stories has been popping up during the last days and I thought it would be a good thing to list it all in one place so here we go.
This is the second of three books about detective Bill Hodges and now it has a release date. It will be released on June 2, 2015 and be 448 pages long, or in King’s case short.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The next collection from King now has a title; The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. It will be released on November 30, 2015 and contain about 20 short tales. No titles of the tales has been released yet.
Something with his son Owen
King has stated that he is working on something with his son Owen. No more info has been release.
One more story about Stu & Fran from The Stand
King has stated that there’s one more story about Stu and Fran that needs to be told. King hasn’t written this one yet though.
There's one Stand story that still needs to be told, although it's not a long one. I happen to know that when [Stand characters] Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith headed back to New England (with their baby), Frannie fell into a dry well. That's all I know. I'd have to write the story to find out what happens.
One more Dark Tower book
King has stated that he’d like to revisit The Dark Tower series and possibly write one more book about The Fall of Gilead.
In the not too distant future, King says he'd like to revisit his seminal Dark Tower series and possibly write one more addition to his fantasy epic.
"The one thing that is missing in the books is The Fall of Gilead," he says.
"But I'd like to go back to all of them and revise the whole series because it’s really one book. I’m delighted people loved them, but I think of those books as a rough first draft of a very long novel. I’d like to go back and rewrite 'em all."
Following the success of Sinister at the box office, Deadline is reporting that producer Jason Blum is re-teaming with writer/director Scott Derrickson for The Breathing Method, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella. Originally published as part of 1982 anthology "Different Seasons," The Breathing Method is officially described as follow:
This takes place in an exclusive gentlemen's club in New York, where no one pays any dues. Membership is based upon a telling of tales, and one nightmarish tale about a disgraced woman determined to give birth--no matter the consequences.
Scott Teems is attached to provide the screenplay.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma