Sanibel Films, the production company of late horror legend George A. Romero and his former wife Chris Romero, announced Tuesday that it is collaborating with Vertigo Entertainment and Origin Story to produce a film adaptation of King’s 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
The titular protagonist is 9-year-old Trisha McFarland, who gets lost on the Appalachian Trail during a family trip. Trisha ends up wandering through the woods for nine days, progressively getting farther and farther from civilization. The combination of dehydration, hunger, exhaustion, and her fear of the dark causes Trisha to hallucinate. She imagines speaking to her favorite baseball player Tom Gordon, and believes she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast called The God of the Lost.