STEPHEN KING'S GOTHAM CAF?TO OPEN
Independent film company Turtle Bay Entertainment has announced that it has picked up the movie rights to Stephen King?s short story ?Lunch at the Gotham Caf? for which King sold the option for only a dollar. The tale, originally published in DARK LOVE, YEAR?S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR 1996 and on the BLOOD AND SMOKE audiobook, followed by the EVERYTHING?S EVENTUAL collection, is about a couple who meet in a restaurant to discuss their divorce, but are interrupted when the ma?e d? goes on a murderous rampage. The LUNCH AT THE GOTHAM CAF?short film will be directed by Peter Schink, the editor of SKINNER, BARB WIRE and several Adam Rifkin movies, from a script by horror author Bev Vincent (whose authorized King study THE ROAD TO THE DARK TOWER will be published by NAL Penguin in October). Soap actor Ingo Rademacher, Julie Sands and Cullen Douglas star in GOTHAM CAF? and veteran visual FX artist Jeffrey (DEEP BLUE SEA) Okun will be a consultant on the special FX. Filming is scheduled to begin in July, with the Turtle Bay team hoping to premiere the film at Cannes next year.
Courtesy of Fangoria