I just found out via AICN that they’re making a movie of my favorite Stephen King short story, “1408.”
The story (which isn’t very long) appeared in the collection Everything’s Eventual, and is about a paranormal investigator spending the night in a supposedly haunted hotel room. It’s a brilliant short story and genuinely scary.
Apparently, the movie will star John Cusak as the writer/investigator, and Samuel L. Jackson as the only other character in the story — the hotel manager who tries to talk him out of it.
Good actors, yes….but I can’t help but shake the feeling that this is going to be yet another King adaptation that totally misses the point.