Park Entertainment is set to put a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Reach” up for sale at the Marche du Film in Cannes this month says The Hollywood Reporter.
Currently in development at DownEast Village Productions and budgeted at $12 million-$14 million, the title refers to the 1.5 mile stretch of water between Goat Island and the Maine coastline.
The story, which appeared in his 1985 collection “Skeleton Crew” alongside such other shorts as “The Mist” and “The Raft”, follows a 95-year-old lady who embarks on a troubled journey to the mainland from the island after the Reach freezes over for the first time in 50 years.
Grayson Ross and Jodi Hansell will produce. The film is currently out to directors and agents.