Romero talks The Girl who loved Tom Gordon

Posted: October 30, 2003, 23:21:00

It seams that George Romero hasn't given up on doing a movie version of The Girl who loved Tom Gordon. In a recent interview he had the following to say about it:

JJ: Besides Dracula and the fourth Dead film, what else are you working on?

GR: I'm working with Stephen King on a novel of his called The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. It was a novel released five or six back or maybe even more. It came out in 1999 or 2000.

SH: I've picked it up, but I haven't had a chance to actually read it yet.

GR: Well it's not a typical King scare thing. It's about a little girl that gets lost in the woods and it has some spooky stuff in it. It has some scares in it.

JJ: Is that in the beginning stages?

GR: No, we've been working on it for a long time actually. Nobody wanted to do it at first because it wasn't typical King thing and it wasn't a typical Romero thing. It's more like Stand By Me in a way.

JJ: But it's looking like it's going to happen?

GR: Now it's looking like it. The star of the thing is a nine year old girl..

JJ: That's got to be hard to cast.

GR: Yeah, but that may actually be the thing that gets the movie made. We're talking now with this nine year old girl that's getting hot.

Thanks to David Sjödin.

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