As an individual who did most of their growing up in the late 90’s to 2010’s, there are many things in the realm of pop culture that are prevalent in my memory. A few of those things have joined together in a creation that falls somewhere between “I can’t believe this is happening” to “Of course this is happening. Why wouldn’t it? It’s perfect!”
What I’m talking about is the fact that Netflix (a company we all watched build itself and set new standards of entertainment) has decided to make a movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novella 1922; but that’s not all! They’ve enlisted one of my favorite musicians for the soundtrack: MIKE PATTON!
For those of you not familiar with Mike Patton, he is the front man for Faith No More and the musical mastermind behind many amazing projects including Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, and much more! This isn’t his first time delving into cinema, either. He also narrated “Bunraku” and composed scores for “Crank: High Voltage” and “The Place Behind the Pines.” With the promise of a Hitchcock inspired score for 1922, I can’t wait to wait to watch it.
Stephen King defined horror in my house as a kid. “IT” was the first movie to truly terrify me and my oldest sister used to read his novels aloud to the family during ice storms when all our power was out for days.
So, needless to say, this trio of Netflix, King, and Patton has me more tan just a little excited. This is fangirling at warp speed. There is no release date yet, but it’s already in post production, so look for it before the year’s end! Are you excited for all the new Stephen King adaptations coming out? Sound off in the comments below!