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Ezra Miller Is Trashcan Man In The Stand

Posted: November 18, 2020, 20:51:35
Section: TV » The Stand


Ezra Miller has a big and somewhat secret role in The Stand. He plays Trashcan Man and today EW has the first photo of him in character. The casting details have been kept under wraps until now, after months of speculation that goth rocker Marilyn Mason was cast in the role. However, Manson was originaly scheduled to play another role in the show...

“We were talking to [Manson] early on about playing The Kid, who drives Trashcan Man to Vegas,” Cavell reveals. The showrunner noted he was initially excited to include The Kid because he’s a colorful character from King’s extended version of The Stand who wasn’t in the previous 1994 miniseries adaptation of the material. But during the writing process, Cavell realized – as presumably did King when he completed his first edition of the book – there just wasn’t enough of a reason to have the character in the story. “We thought we were going to be able to restore the character of The Kid, but there really isn’t a lot of reason for The Kid to exist."

Limited Later

Posted: November 17, 2020, 16:11:05
Section: Book » Later

Here are the alternative covers for King’s upcoming book Later. This is a limited edition signed by King in three states:

The Lettered Edition: Limited to 26 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King and packaged in a stylish black traycase with ribbon, styled with the Hard Case Crime logo.

The Numbered Edition: Limited to 374 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King.

The Unsigned Hardcover Edition: Limited to 2500 copies.


The hardcover limited editions all feature two exclusive covers painted by acclaimed artist Gregory Manchess, each on its own separate dustjacket. These covers are variants to the standard trade paperback edition. The bonus jacket is a mock-up cover of The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas, a fictitious novel that features prominently in the plot of Later.

Each hardcover edition also includes eight original exclusive illustrations by artist Rob Gale and the back cover features an exclusive map created especially for this Limited Edition in the classic “mapback” art style by artist Robert Hack, a reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers.

Read more and check out an excerpt here

The Outsider Canceled By HBO

Posted: November 10, 2020, 19:47:00
Section: TV » The Outsider

Variety reports that The Outsider has been canceled.

HBO has made the decision to pass on making a second season of the horror-crime drama, which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. News of the effective cancelation comes around nine months after the show ended a successful 10-episode first season run. MRC, the studio behind “Outsider,” is set to shop season 2 around to other premium networks and streamers, according to sources.

Castle Rock Canceled by Hulu

Posted: November 4, 2020, 00:21:03
Section: TV » Castle Rock

Castle Rock has been canceled by Hulu.

Castle Rock is closing up shop at Hulu.

The Disney-owned streamer has canceled the scripted anthology based on stories created by horror master Stephen King.

From Warner Bros. TV and exec producers J.J. Abrams and showrunner-creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, season two launched around Halloween last year and ended its 10-episode run in December.

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: October 28, 2020, 16:10:36
Section: Film » The Long Walk

André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Coming Soon.

After spending over a decade in the lap of frequent King adapter Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption), the rights to the 1979 dystopian novel finally lapsed and were acquired by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and New Line Cinema, with Øvredal being tapped for the the director’s chair in May 2019. While he’s uncertain as to why it’s taken so long to get the project off the ground, he’s excited for what’s to come, even if “COVID is just wrecking everything” trying to into production but promising “it’s alive and well and moving along.”

“I guess in the end, he just didn’t choose to do it, I actually don’t even know if he ever had a script,” Øvredal pondered. “This script was written on spec by James Vanderbilt when he did not even have the rights to it, he just wrote it out of pure love for the book and in the end, suddenly the rights were open and he was able to go to King with his script and say, ‘Can we do this?’ Then New Line bought it and somehow I got involved [laughs].

The story takes place in a dystopian future, where 100 boys are selected for a long walk. They have to maintain speeds of 4 miles an hour, and receive fewer than three warnings an hour. Break these rules, and they’re shot dead. The last one standing, however, gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Despite the high stakes, the boys form an unlikely camaraderie along their journey. James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

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