Mike Flanagan: No ‘Haunting’ Or ‘Revival’ On My Plate

Mike Flanagan–one of horror’s most prolific filmmakers–will have some holes in his schedule as he heads into 2021.

Flanagan this week said there are no current plans to continue his successful The Haunting of Hill House (and Bly Manor) Netflix series–and then dropped the bombshell that his big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival has been shelved, as reported by comicbook.com.

Despite the popularity of his Haunting anthologies, Flanagan this week tweeted that there most likely won’t be a third season on Netflix. “At the moment,” he wrote, “there are no plans for more chapters. Never say never, of course, but right now we are focused on a full slate of other Intrepid Pictures projects for 2021 and beyond. If this changes, we will absolutely let everyone know.”

Two of those projects that will occupy Flanagan’s time–as reported here in Horror News Network–are the upcoming TV series Midnight Mass and The Midnight Club.

And, in related Flanagan news, the filmmaker also revealed that his plans to adapt the King best-seller Revival have been shut down. Flanagan–who has already helmed big screen adaptations of the horror master’s Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep–reportedly will not be going forward with his desire to write, direct and co-produce his version of 2014’s Revival.

No specific reason for the change of plans was immediately forthcoming. The project was first announced back in May and, in July, Flanagan said he was “enjoying the hell” out of adapting the novel. “It is relentlessly dark and cynical,” he added, calling his screen version “bleak and mean.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the Haunting anthologies and all future projects for Mike Flanagan.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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