Blumhouse is readying for production on a remake of another King property 'Firestarter' for Universal.
'Glee' producer Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are teaming up with Netflix to adapt Stephen King's short story 'Mr. Harrigan's Phone.'
The short story comes from New York Times best-selling collection 'If It Bleeds' and tells the story of a young boy who befriends an older billionaire who lives in his small-town neighborhood, according to reports by Hollywood Reporter.
The young boy and the old man bond with the man's first iPhone. But when the old 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 filmmaker behind The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks, has been tapped to write and direct.
Carla Hacken will produce along with Murphy and Blum, with Blumhouse Television's Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold exec producing.
Blumhouse is readying for production on a remake of another King property, Firestarter, for Universal. Mr. Harrigan's Phone marks the streamer's fourth King project, following Gerald's Game, 1922 and In the Tall Grass.