Plan B has optioned the feature film rights to Stephen King’s teleportation-themed 1981 short story “The Jaunt”.
The original short was a part of his 1985 anthology collection “Skeleton Crew,” which included previously adapted to the screen stories like “The Mist,” “The Raft,” “Word Processor of the Gods” and “Gramma”.
The story is set in the 24th century when the technology for teleportation is commonplace and allows for instantaneous transportation across enormous distances – even to other planets in the solar system.
The catch? It has to be done whilst unconscious. Those that have tried the trip whilst conscious either die or go immediately insane. The story deals with a father telling his family about the history of jaunting as they prepare for a trip to Mars.
“Mama” director/co-writer Andy Muschietti and co-writer/producer Barbara Muschietti are being slated to serve in the same capacities here. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will also likely produce.