Stephen King adaptations seem to be opening in theaters and airing on television on a semi-regular basis, and the latest cinematic adaptation of the prolific author's work, In the Tall Grass, premieres on Netflix next month.
The streaming service has released the first trailer for the upcoming horror movie, showing siblings Becky and Cal entering an innocuous Kansas field of grass so tall it completely towers over them when they hear a young boy within the field cry for help. As the two get separated and lost themselves, it quickly becomes clear there's something insidiously sinister about the field and others lost within it.
The film is based on the 2012 novella of the same name, which was written by King and his son Joe Hill. Netflix acquired the rights to the story last year, with Vincenzo Natali (Cube) penning and directing the adaptation.
Judging by the first trailer, even a seemingly harmless looking field quickly becomes terrifyingly claustrophobic, as the lost characters discover that the grass may hold scary secrets of its own as they try to regroup and escape.
Written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, In the Tall Grass stars Patrick Wilson Laysla de Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson. It is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on October 4.