One of the stories featured in Stephen King‘s new collection If It Bleeds is titled Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, and THR reports tonight that a feature film adaptation is in the works for Netflix.
The project is being developed by “American Story Creator” Ryan Murphy and Blumhouse.
THR details, “The story follows a young boy who befriends an older billionaire who lives in his small-town neighborhood, and they bond over the man’s first iPhone. But when the man dies, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave by leaving voicemails on the iPhone that was buried with him.”
John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is writing and directing the adaptation.