HEARTS (2017)

An adaptation of Stephen King's critically acclaimed novella HEARTS IN ATLANTIS.

Set in 1966, “Hearts” is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a group of college boys and their first time away from home, their obsession and self-destruction, and what it means to be an adult in a world where, in the face of a devastating war no one understands, adults can no longer be trusted.

The story centers on a group of poor freshmen, surviving off scholarships and aid packages, who become obsessed with the highly addictive – and highly vindictive – card game Hearts and find their world starts to slowly unravel. Their grades begin to fall, and one by one they flunk out at a time when life outside college meant the draft and the jungles of Vietnam.

Johannes Roberts, who adapted the story with his regular writing partner, Ernest Riera, is also set to direct. The co-writers previous credits together include horror film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, starring Sarah Wayne Callies, and shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt.

The Fyzz Facility will finance with directors James Harris, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and Wayne Marc Godfrey producing.