The BBC are adapting King's story Cookie Jar into a three part radio presentation for their Book at Bedtime slot on Radio 4. It is part of a season of Halloween themed stories called Friday Night Shorts which also includes The Rat King by John Connolly and The Mirror by Kate Mosse. The series kicks off with Cookie Jar at 22.45 (BST) on October 24th.
“If I were ever to write a children’s book, it would be just like this!”
—Stephen King, worldwide bestselling author
From the press release for Charlie The Choo Choo.
Charlie the Choo-Choo:
From the world of The Dark Tower
Written by Beryl Evans
Illustrated by Ned Dameron *As seen in the Dark Tower film, releasing in February 2017.*
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans (a pseudonym for Stephen King) and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Fans of Stephen King’s acclaimed Dark Tower series will recognize Charlie the Choo-Choo as the picture book that shows up in Book Three, The Waste Lands, written by the character Beryl Evans. An Easter egg for devoted fans, a mock-up of the book was recently distributed at San Diego Comic Con, where over 500 fans gathered to claim one of 150 copies available. Now in its completion, fans across the country can bring Charlie the Choo-Choo to their home libraries.
A book with the title The Making of the Dark Tower: The Art of the Film will be released by Scribner in January 2017. Not much info about it has been released so we can only guess what it is but it sounds interesting. More info as soon as we get it.
Looks like we have our Gerald and Jessie for Gerald's Game.
Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood have been set to star in Gerald’s Game, an adaptation of the Stephen King 1992 bestselling novel that Mike Flanagan will direct from a script he wrote with Jeff Howard. Netflix will release globally.
Also in the movie are Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia.