Stephen King’s “Willa” Movie Adaptation is Coming Soon


You may have already heard, or you may not but Stephen King’s “Willa,” from his collection of short stories “Just After Sunset,” is being adapted as a movie. Above is the first teaser trailer for the film. You may not be familiar with the story, so here’s a short synopsis according to Stephen King’s Official Site:

A group of travelers has found themselves stranded in a railroad station waiting for a train that never seems to come to replace the one they had been traveling in.   David Sanderson realizes that his fiance, Willa, is not at the station and follows her to the nearby town.  He finds her at a local honky-tonk but when it seems that the other patrons of the establishment are not just ignoring them, an awareness of their situation begins to come over him.

The film is being directed by Christopher Birk and will have Clayton Watson and Sara Hogrefe playing the roles of David and Willa. According to the production company’s website, the film is currently in post-production and has a finish date sometime in early March of this year. The distribution plans for this film are, as yet unknown to this blogger, but I will keep my ear to the ground and let you know as soon as I know something.

I really enjoyed the “Willa” story, and think it could make for a very interesting film. There is a lot of darkness and depth to “Willa,” as I remember, and that has me pretty excited for this movie. Judging by the story itself and the clips that are up on the production company’s YouTube page, I wouldn’t call it a horror movie, but more of a paranormal thriller. I have been pretty critical of Stephen King movie adaptations in the past, but I have always thought that his short stories make better movies than his novels do.

Here’s another promo:

‘Willa’ – Promo 1 from ALPHA TREE PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

This is an independant project, and you know how I love indie/DIY stuff! I am stoked for this movie and will keep you up-to-date with future developments as I get them. In the meantime, you can get more info as it happens by clicking the links below, or grab a copy of “Just After Sunset” to familiarize yourself with the “Willa” story before the movie comes out.

Purchase Just After Sunset: Paperback | Kindle | iBooks | Audible | iTunes

Follow Willa on: Official Site | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | YouTube

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Posted By @alloy_matt

One comment on “Stephen King’s “Willa” Movie Adaptation is Coming Soon

  1. Pingback: Interview: Christopher Birk, Director of Upcoming “Willa” Adaptation | Stephen King Fancast

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