Posted on 12/12/2019 at 01:09 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We have news of a new literary adaptation and an update on an already planned one.

Alex Ross Perry will adapt and direct a film version of Stephen King’s The Dark Half, according to Deadline.

The 1989 bestseller, written in response to King’s “outing” as Richard Bachman, follows an author who ceremonially buries his other pen name … only to watch the fellow “mourners” turn up dead.

Perry's version will be the second film adaptation of the novel, which was first made into a movie in 1993 with the expert hand of George Romero.

Going even farther back, Literary Hub reports that Baz Luhrmann will serve as a producer for the adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

Simply put, the novel tells of the Devil’s visit to the Soviet Union along with several henchmen, including a talking cat.

(For a much more complex take on it, check out Lit Hub’s ode to the novel.)

News first broke of the adaptation almost three years ago.

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