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Derrickson Knows The Breathing Method
Adapting Stephen King's tale

15 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Though he’s flirted with non-horror projects such as a new version of the Goliath story, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose co-writer-director Scott Derrickson seems happy to stick with horror for now. And who can blame him when he has successes like Sinister, which just opened at the US box office with $18 million against a $3 million budget? Next, Derrickson’s reuniting with the Sinister production team for an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Breathing Method.

Told from the point of view of Dr Emlyn McCarron, Method chronicles his dealings with a woman determined to give birth to her illegitimate child despite financial issues and social disapproval in 1930s America. She works on McCarron’s then-revolutionary, Lamaze-like breathing method to help with childbirth. But then, while in labour on the way to the hospital, her taxi crashes, and she’s decapitated… Of course, that’s not the end of the story.

King’s tale is something of an anomaly as it is currently the only part of his Different Seasons collection not to have been made into a film (the others were Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil and The Body, which became Stand By Me).

But Derrickson and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have decided to change that, hiring Scott Teems to start on the script before looking for financing. So do you see feature-length potential in this macabre tale? Let us know below.


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RE: Derrickson Knows The Breathing Method
So a pointless story adapted by a zero talent director? No thanks. More

Posted by Kazuya at 16:46 on 17 October 2012 | Report This Post

I'll look forward to it regardless...
...because it is the only horror story from Different Seasons and a bloody creepy one at that. For years now, I've thought that that it can be part of a portmanteau horror film. The same club where the story is told appears in The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands (from Skeleton Crew) with the same butler in each - Stevens - who has an uncanny knack of not ageing. King does attract a more respectable effort in adapting his work these days, and I think this one will, at the very least, not be a c More

Posted by Kop's Loss at 22:20 on 16 October 2012 | Report This Post

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