Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B (also the brand name of the morning after pill, hmmm) has optioned feature rights to Stephen King’s short story The Jaunt.
The Jaunt, originally published in a 1981 issue of The Twilight Zone magazine and then was repackaged in The Skeleton Crew, a collection of Stephen King’s short stories.
The Jaunt is set in a future where where teleportation is the norm. The story focuses on a family that will be ‘jaunting’ to Mars. However, to make the jaunt, people must be placed under anesthesia or bad things happen. True to form of a Stephen King story, bad things do happen.
I for one can’t wait to see a Stephen King movie back on the big screen! Let’s hope that this option becomes a reality and the movie gets made. I’m also hoping Brad Pitt doesn’t decide to star in it. I’m still recovering from his portrayal of a scientist in World War Z.