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Script For Black House Released

Posted: January 20, 2021, 14:44:07

Borderlands Press are publishing the script for a movie version of Black House. The script is written by Richard Chizmar and Jonathan Schaech.

For our 14th title in Series III, we give you a fantastic offering from publishing Living Legend, feature film producer, and bestselling writer, Richard Chizmar and Hollywood actor Jonathan Schaech.

BLACK HOUSE: A Screenplay written by Richard Chizmar & Jonathan Schaech

Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King & Peter Straub

Commissioned by Akiva Goldsman, Academy Award winning writer and producer of A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, and The Dark Tower.

Never produced because of complications with The Talisman rights.

The book will be released on March 6, 2021, limited to 750 copies numbered and signed by the screenwriters.

The Art And The Making of The Stand Out In May

Posted: January 5, 2021, 16:16:58
Section: TV » The Stand

Titan Books has announced the upcoming publication of the definitive companion title to the new CBS All Access series, The Stand.

The Art And The Making of The Stand takes readers behind the scenes of this much-anticipated series to discover how a remarkable group of producers and actors brought Stephen King’s genre-defining opus to screen. The book is full to the brim with on-set photography, concept art and more, accompanied by interviews with the crew and all-star cast alongside the shooting script for the never-before-published coda written for the new series by King himself.

Written by Andy Burns, The Art And The Making of The Stand is set to publish in hardback on May 4, 2021, priced at $45.

2020, what happened? 2021, what will happen?

Posted: December 29, 2020, 20:26:41

2020 was a very strange year. While the pandemic swept throughout the world we tried to stay afloat as best we could and one way to do it was to turn to Stephen King. We did get one book, If it Bleeds and we did get two short stories, The Fifth Step and One Slide Inn Road. We didn’t get any feature films, but we did get The Outsider and The Stand on our TVs. So, considering what we got from King it was a pretty good year.

2021 will, when it comes to King, be an even better year. Here is what’s confirmed.

- The Stand will continue with one episode / week until it’s conclusion on February 11.

- Later will be out on March 2.

- A second book from King will be out during 2021. We don’t know the title or the release date yet, but a guess is that it’s the book about an assassin that he’s talked about and that it will be out in the fall. This has not been confirmed yet though.

- A new Children of the Corn movie is done and will be released in 2021. No release date has been set.

We also have a few things that probably will happen but that haven't been confirmed yet.

- The TV series Chapelwaite will probably air. The show isn’t finished yet, but my guess is that it will be and will air during 2021.

- TV series version of Lisey’s Story will air on Apple TV+. This is not confirmed but when the pandemic happened, they had a few weeks left of shooting so a guess is that they will finish that, edit it and air it before 2021 is over. Probably late in the year.

- Gwendy’s Final Task (third book about Gwendy) seems to be pretty much done so I would be very surprised if it’s not out in 2021. No date has been confirmed yet though and some talk about 2022 has been heard...

Beside all this there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of stuff that has been mentioned but I choose not to list them here because with the current situation in the world and the limited information we have about these projects it seems unlikely to me that they’ll be ready for 2021. But we’ll see. If I’m wrong I’ll be sure to post it on Lilja’s Library! King will probably throw in a few surprises as well during the year in the form of a short story or two…

Last, I also want to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support during 2020. As you know I love to talk Stephen King and you all give me that opportunity so thank you for that! I also want to thank all of you who have bought my book Shining in the Dark. It was released in four new physical editions this year in Brazil, Sweden, Japan and France. But we haven’t seen the end of that book. At least two new translations are lined up for 2021!


And with that I thank you for 2020 and wish you all a great 2021 where I hope we’ll be seeing a lot of each other in one way or the other.

No Revival For Mike Flanagan

Posted: December 27, 2020, 00:25:07
Section: Film » Revival

Comicbook reports that Mike Flanagan’s film version of Revival won’t happen.

In a disappointing update however, Flanagan has confirmed that his version of the movie isn't happening.

It was in the podcast ”The Company Of The Mad” that Flanagan confirmed this was the case.

My Spoiler Free Review Of The Stand

Posted: December 16, 2020, 09:30:41

I know that most of you don’t want to know too much of what happens in advance when it comes to the new TV series based on The Stand (even though we all know the plot) so here is a spoiler free review with my thoughts about the first four episodes in it I focus on some of the concerns we had before seeing the show and how well the cast works.

A Winter Evening With Stephen King

Posted: December 15, 2020, 10:10:20

King will do a reading for ”The Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library” and if you become a member before January 21, 2021 you’ll get invited to the event ”A Winter Evening with Stephen King” on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm where King will read from Bag of Bones and talk about his connection to Maine.

A Winter Evening with Stephen King

January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm

If you become a member of the Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library before January 21, 2021 you are invited to be our guest at a very special event, A Winter Evening with Stephen King on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm.

A world-renowned author, humanitarian, philanthropist, and activist, Stephen King is also a neighbor and friend to many in the Lovell area.

JOIN US as Stephen talks about his deep connection to Maine, takes questions, and reads from his novel, Bag of Bones, which was loosely based on the town of Lovell where he and his family have been summer residents since 1980. We look forward to spending an evening with Stephen and hope you can join us for this live online event.

Each Friends membership, whether individual or family or a gift*, will receive a unique Zoom link (which can’t be shared) to participate in this event. After you have joined our organization, either by downloading our membership form and mailing it in with a check or through PayPal you will receive an email with details. Students can become a Friend for $5 and Individuals can become a member for as little as $25.

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