Moore on Lisey's Story: Holy cow, what now?

Posted: May 11, 2021, 08:26:18
Section: TV » Lisey's Story

Julianne Moore and Stephen King talks Lisey’s Story (premiers June 4th on Apple TV+) with Entertainment Weekly.

When Julianne Moore initially signed on to star in and executive produce Lisey's Story, she wasn't at all familiar with, well, Lisey's story. She just knew she wanted to work with Stephen King.

Fans of the book will be happy to know that the show is incredibly faithful to its source material, right down to all the genre-hopping. "It's all in there. Because there's so much in it — psychological horror, romance, mystery, a science-fiction-like quality, sort of scary brutality — sometimes I was like, holy cow, what now?" Moore says with a laugh.

"I would never have gotten involved with this thing at my age, if it wasn't," King, who's 73, tells EW. "You know, they're all my favorites. I love them all. Some of them are difficult children to love, some of them a little bit easier. This is a little bit difficult to love, but I've always loved the story and that's the reason I got involved."

In fact, he says he kept the rights to the story to himself because he knew he wanted to be the one to adapt it, and it wasn't until he saw The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, of all things, that he felt he had to finally make it happen. "I looked at that thing and I said to myself, my goodness, this guy Tom Rob Smith wrote the whole thing. He wrote all eight or nine episodes, and I thought, well, if he could do that, and bring it home and do such a great job, what about Lisey?" he says.

"I was attracted to it because of Stephen, and also because it was something that was so personal to him,"
- Julianne Moore

Firestarter Starts Filming In May

Posted: April 30, 2021, 11:36:32
Section: Film » Firestarter

Looks like the new adaptation of Firestarter will start filming in late May. Here is what The Hamilton Spectatorreports.

Zac Efron is coming to Hamilton.

The actor probably best known for playing Troy Bolton in the “High School Musical” trilogy from Disney will be in the city to film a remake of “Firestarter.”

Reports say the film from Blumhouse/Universal Studios will also be filmed in Toronto. The phone number for the production company is a Hamilton number. Shooting is expected to run between May 25 and July 21, says the government agency Ontario Creates.

Contest time!

Posted: April 28, 2021, 16:15:04

Lilja’s Library is celebration it’s 25th anniversary this year and I’m hoping it will be a year of fun, celebration, and contests!

The first contest is sponsored by Hodder & Stoughton and is open to everyone living in the UK. The prize for one lucky winner is a full set of the first batch of reissued King books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter).

All you have to do is:

- Follow Lilja’s Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or preferable all three.

- In a fun way tell me which of these six books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine or Firestarter) that’s your favorite. You can do it in text, image, film, song, poem or whatever you think is best. Creativity will be rewarded. Send your entries here (or email to info[a] before May 10. The winner will then be announced on May 11th. Don’t forget to include your address so the prize can be sent if you’re the lucky winner.

Hodder & Stoughton has unveiled an ambitious reissue plan for Stephen King’s entire backlist,
beginning with six classic novels set to be released with stunning new covers on 11th May 2021.
Further groups of titles will be re-launched in 2-3 batches per year, with a total of over 70 books
being revamped between spring 2021 and autumn 2024, culminating with the 50th anniversary of

The books will be grouped into different categories including Chilling Classics, Epic Thrillers and
Reading Group Suspense, helping readers to navigate their way through the extraordinary range and
depth of his body of work, and discover which type of novel will most appeal to them. Each group
will be unified by striking new author brand lettering, and distinguished by a distinct colour palette
and title lettering. The first six titles to be released in May are: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo,
`Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter.

Gwendy’s Final Task Out February 15

Posted: April 14, 2021, 15:48:56
Section: Book » Gwendy’s Final Task

Cemeterty Dance released the cover for Gwendy’s Final Task today as well as the release date, February 15, 2022.

When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.

Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?

In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.

Lisey's Story Premiers June 4 On Apple TV+

Posted: April 13, 2021, 20:32:23
Section: TV » Lisey's Story

Vanity Fair released the news today that Lisey's Story will premier on June 4.

"I wanted to say something about marriage, about long marriage, and about celebrity and about the side of lives that are public and the sides of lives that are private—and the door between those two worlds.

In that sense, it’s autobiographical, but only in the sense that you take what you know as a framework and then build something that’s totally fictional on that. For one thing, I haven’t died yet, but I did come back from almost dying when I had pneumonia. And they told Tabby, ‘Prepare for the worst.’
King in Vanity Fair

Apperently the show plunges the viewers into the middle of its narrative and expects them to make their own sense of it, even as the characters do the same.

"I don’t want to put anybody off. It’s not a simple story. It’s not a to b to c. You hope that the audience will understand that there are secrets here—there are really big secrets—and hope they’ll stick with the show, find those things, and unravel them. I think everything becomes clear fairly soon."
King in Vanity Fair

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