May 25, 2024


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Adapting Stephen King’s Riding The Bullet: Is The 2004 Movie An Unseen Gem Or Deserving Flop?

As I’ve previously acknowledged in my features about The Stand and The Shining miniseries, and the TV movie Quicksilver Highway, Mick Garris was a key collaborator for Stephen King through the 1990s and early aughts. The two men first worked together bringing to life King’s first original screenplay, Sleepwalkers, and the author trusted Garris with adapting key projects that had been previously deemed unadaptable. When you consider the power that Stephen King wields in Hollywood, that earned trust was invaluable, and it led to some great success.

Riding The Bullet, however, is not what one would classify as a success stories.