We tried to take it all over town trying to get it mounted and even with all the other movies I'd done, there was a sense of, "We love it, we think it's a cool read and it's a really fascinating script, but it's a really hard movie to make." I had thought for a long time that it was dead and that our rights would lapse, and someone else would take a shot at it and maybe they would do it the way I expected it would be done, which is with substantial changes. Like, really huge structural changes to it to make it palatable and normal. I'd come to peace with the idea that it would never happen and then Netflix opened the door.
It was right at the time that King had seen Hush and was incredibly enthusiastic about that, so King perked up again and Netflix was right there. It was like, "We have all the pieces, right here and right now. We gotta go." Or let it die. And I'm so glad we got to go. I've never been as proud of a movie as that one.