Still hope for The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Posted: September 2, 2002, 23:17
There is still hope for The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon as a movie. Darkworlds talked with George A. Romero at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors and here is what he had to say:

Darkworlds caught up with legendary horror director George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE DARK HALF, BRUISER) at the 2002 Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in LA. During a lengthy interview (video of which will soon be available on Darkworlds), talk turned to Romero’s upcoming collaboration with best-selling horror scribe Stephen King, as well as Romero’s experiences working with King in the past. (Interview for conducted by Greg Stacy.)

DW: What can you tell us about THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON? Is it a horror film?

Romero: Well, it’s got some scary elements in it. It’s about a little girl that gets lost in the woods. It’s (based on King’s) novel, it was a best-seller 2 or 3 years ago. Tom Gordon was at the time (of the story) a real pitcher, he was a guy they brought in to save the games for the Red Sox, and Steve’s really an avid Red Sox fan. So, Tom is this girl’s hero.

DW: How did you get involved with the project?

Romero: I just loved the book. I called Stephen, and he said cool.

DW: THE DARK HALF was (one of the best) Stephen King adaptations. How closely did you work with King on that?

Romero: Steve doesn’t sit over your shoulder. He lets you run with it. So, it was great. He had approval in the end… I guess he dug it, because he didn’t change a thing. He just let it wail. I love doing (King adaptations). I think (THE DARK HALF) is a pretty good adaptation, myself!

Thanks to Anders.