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Stephen King's "The Reach" Heading to the Big Screen

Stephen King's short story "The Reach" (which can be be found in the author's 1985 collection Skeleton Crew) may be the next of the Master's tales to make the leap to the big screen. What makes The Reach unique is that King has called it the story he would  "most like to be remembered for after his death". More after the jump.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "British sales, production and finance banner Park Entertainment is bringing King's The Reach to market for the first time. It will be produced by Grayson Ross and Jodi Hansell for DownEast Village Productions.

"Budgeted in the $12 million-$14 million range, the story's title refers to the 1.5 mile stretch of water between Goat Island and the Maine coastline. The book details the story of a 95-year-old lady who embarks on a troubled journey to the mainland from the island after the Reach freezes over for the first time in 50 years.

"It is currently out to directors and talent agents and is tipped to pick up heat at the market in Cannes."