- Director Mike Flanagan has completed filming his latest movie, The Life of Chuck, which is based on a story by Stephen King.
- The film features a talented cast including Tom Hiddleston, Mark Hamill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Karen Gillan, Jacob Tremblay, Matthew Lillard, Harvey Guillén, and David Dastmalchian.
- Flanagan expressed his gratitude to King for trusting him with the story, stating that The Life of Chuck is a special project that he wants to leave in the world for his kids.
Mike Flanagan‘s third adaptation of a story by Stephen King is getting closer. The acclaimed director confirms that he has wrapped filming on his next movie, The Life of Chuck.
The film is based on the story of the same name that is included in the book If It Bleeds, published by King in 2020, along with Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Rat, and another story that bears the name of the entire collection. The plot centers on Charles Krantz, featuring three different stories told from his death to his childhood.
Now that the actors’ strike has come to an end, Flanagan was able to finish filming the movie, which features a great cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Mark Hamill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Karen Gillan, Jacob Tremblay, Matthew Lillard, Harvey Guillén, and David Dastmalchian among many others.
Through his X page, Flanagan confirmed the completion of filming and shared an emotional message, making it clear that The Life of Chuck holds a special place in his heart:
The director also praised his cast and crew, while also thanking King for trusting him:
Mike Flanagan Had Great Plans for Another Netflix Project
The Life of Chuck is the third adaptation of Stephen King’s work that Mike Flanagan will bring to theaters after Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, but he has also made his mark in the world of horror on the small screen thanks to Netflix. After closing a multi-project deal, in 2018 he premiered his first series on the streaming platform, The Haunting of Hill House, which quickly became a great hit.
In 2020, he demonstrated his talent again with The Haunting of Bly Manor, and in 2021 with Midnight Mass. In 2022, he released what would become his penultimate project with the company, The Midnight Club, as he decided to continue his career with Amazon MGM Studios.
Last month, his final show with Netflix premiered, The Fall of the House of Usher, which is already being recognized as one of his best works. But had he continued his deal with the company, he already had plans for a new entry in the Hill House and Bly Manor anthology.
Through Bloody Disgusting, the introduction of a new Suntup Editions release of Richard Matheson’s Hell House written by Flanagan was revealed, where he explained that if he had made another show with Netflix, it would have been based on Matheson’s story:
“When I adapted Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House as a Netflix series, there was much talk about how to continue the Haunting anthology. We followed Hill House with The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on numerous ghost stories by Henry James. Had there been a third season, I wanted that season to be The Haunting of Hell House. It was actually the first title we explored when Hill House was over, but the rights were spoken for and there did not seem to be a path forward.”