Last month, Stephen King fans everywhere received some bad news as it was reported that Salem's Lot's release date had been postponed from the fall to spring 2023. It's a sad story for those anticipating the upcoming film, but there's a great silver lining: there will be another King adaptation published this fall, and, according to the author, "it's nothing short of fantastic."
"Mr. Harrigan's Phone," a film adaptation of the novella directed by John Lee Hancock, is set to premiere as a Netflix exclusive in the late months of 2022, and while it does not have a specific release date, Stephen King has already seen it. All signs suggest that it's time to get hyped:
The final segment of MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE, directed and written by John Lee Hancock, is nothing short of stunning. Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell. Netflix. This fall.August 12, 2022
"Mr. Harrigan's Phone" is a youngster who starts working for his neighbor, an elderly, wealthy man named Mr. Harrigan, in the 2020 collection If It Bleeds. The tale goes far beyond amazement with modern technology, as after he passes away, the device continues to allow him to communicate with Craig from the past.
Jaeden Martell, who Constant Readers will recognize from his role as Bill Denbrough in IT and IT Chapter 2, is playing Craig in the adaptation of Mr. Harrigan's Phone, while Donald Sutherland is playing the titular character (having previously played Richard Straker in the 2004 miniseries remake of Salem's Lot).
In the meantime, you can read a lot of other Stephen King-related articles on this website. Our Upcoming Stephen King Films and TV Guide will give you a sneak peek at what the future holds; our Top 10 Stephen King Films lists the greatest film adaptations we've seen on the big screen; and our Ultimate Stephen King Collection feature will teach you how to locate and purchase books, Blu-rays, and DVDs.