Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Breathing Method’ In Limbo

by Thomas Tuna

Don’t hold your breath.

It’s been more than a decade since any news has leaked about the proposed film adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Breathing Method, and the most recent report is none too good.

Director Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone) reportedly had been attached to the project–along with genre screenwriter Scott Teems–but, according to what Derrickson recently told CinemaBlend, things are–at best–on hold.

“I don’t know where the rights are on that,” the filmmaker said. “I don’t even know if it’s in development now. I had a script developed with Scott Teems, and he did a great job. I really loved the script. It was very imaginative.”

Unfortunately, Derrickson added, “it didn’t end up going anywhere. I’m not involved with it anymore, so I have no idea where it’s at.”

King’s story–set in the 1930s–follows a woman who is so protective of her unborn child–conceived out of wedlock–that her “breathing method” to help in childbirth keeps her lungs moving even after she’s decapitated in a car accident.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this adaptation of The Breathing Method.


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