Netflix has released the first official trailer for Gerald's Game, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The film stars Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, and Bruce Greenwood. The film, and the 1992 novel, follows Jessie (Gugino) and Gerald (Greenwood), a married couple who head up to a secluded cabin in Maine for a romantic weekend.
Upon their arrival in Maine, Gerald, wanting to do a little bondage role-playing, cuffs Jessie to the bed and begins the scenario when the she stops him. He's being too aggressive and over-the-top for her, which leads to an argument that results in Gerald having a heart attack and dying. (In the novel she kicks him off the bed, he hits his head and that triggers the heart attack, while in the trailer it's just an argument.)
Now Jessie is left alone, cuffed to the bed without any real hope of rescue. Fear, lack of water, and the trauma of seeing her husband die (and get eaten by a wild dog in the novel) causes Jessie to start hallucinating. She sees a variety of people/voices from a stranger she calls Space Cowboy to an old friend from college. King takes the popular story premise and makes it his own with his unique brand of psychological terrors. How close the movie will stay to the novel remains to be seen.
Gerald's Game premiers on Netflix on September 29th.