Mazzara's Vision For The Dark Tower

Posted: May 28, 2020, 10:23:02
Section: TV » The Dark Tower

The Kingcast has done an episode where they talk to Glen Mazzara about his visions for The Dark Tower TV show that was supposed to air on Amazon (they later decided not to go ahead with it). Here is Glen’s vision for the first three seasons SPOILERS:

"Season One ended with the death of Susan ... In WIZARD AND GLASS very quickly you go from the death of Susan to the death of Gabrielle, [Roland's] mother. I felt that I needed a season to give me real estate so that Gabrielle's death didn't step on Susan's, and that it felt like an escalation. Roland fails to save Susan, but he actually shoots and kills his mother. In the book, Gabrielle is not really a detailed character in a way that, say, Susan is, or even Rhea is. Gabrielle is really not fleshed out. She just doesn't have as many pages attributed to her. I love that character. The actress we had for her was Elaine Cassidy, a fantastic Irish actress, and she did a really great job.

So for Season 2, the war with Farson was building. I was maybe going to use the shapeshifter story [from WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE] as part of season 2, and get to the death of Gabrielle and either the fall of Gilead there or the fall of Gilead would be the season three premiere. Very quickly, there would be a last stand at Jericho Hill and by episode 3.03 or 3.04 I was going to have Roland stumble out into the desert, follow him into the desert and then I was going to do a time-lapse so that maybe you actually age Roland and switch actors. Then you have a new Roland reset the show at the top of season three, then go into THE GUNSLINGER and by the end of that season go into THE DRAWING OF THE THREE."

For more info head over to The Kingcast and listen to the full episode!

Photos From The Stand

Posted: May 20, 2020, 14:35:25
Section: TV » The Stand

Vanity Fair has a big update on The Stand TV series that include some new info as well as some very interesting photos.

Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail

We learn that the show will shuffle the chronology of King’s book, meaning it won’t play out the same linear way as the 1994 mini-series. When the new show begins, the plague has already struck.

Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor.

The first episode, written and directed by The Fault In Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone, opens with survivors in masks and protective gear cleaning up a neighborhood full of the dead in Boulder, Colo. These men and women are among the last the remnants of humanity, trying to restart society again. Each of them is immune to the Captain Trips virus that wiped out everyone else they knew. They’re wearing masks and gear because removing endless decaying bodies is grim, messy work. As we meet all the major characters, we’ll see flashbacks to their old lives at the time the pandemic hit.

Owen Teague as Harold Lauder and Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith.

It’s also good to hear that, as of now, CBS All Access plans to proceed with the release later this year.

Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg and Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid

For more, including photos head over to Vanity Fair

Throttle Heading To HBO Max

Posted: May 13, 2020, 23:12:28
Section: Film » Throttle

Yahoo! reports that HBO Max is in the early development stage of a feature adaptation of Throttle co-written by King and his son Joe Hill. , Leigh Dana Jackson will write the screenplay, which will be produced by David S. Goyer and Keith Levine through their Phantom Four label. No release date has been announced yet.

Flanagan To Write, Direct & Produce Revival

Posted: May 8, 2020, 23:42:42
Section: Film » Revival

Word is that Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy is doing Revival next for Warner Bros. It will be Flanagan’s third King movie after Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. Flanagan is writing the script with an option to direct and both will produce via the pair’s Intrepid Pictures.

Children Of The Corona?

Posted: May 7, 2020, 08:16:41

This is one news item I didn’t expect to write. Are you ready? OK, here we go...

We have a new Children of the Corn being made.

New news came from an article in Daily Mail where they report that filmmaker Lucas Foster’s set was closed on Friday in Sidney due concerns over social distancing breaches. And the set? Yeah, you guessed it, it was the set of a remake of…Children of the Corn.

A Hollywood producer has denied flouting social distancing laws as he filmed a Stephen King horror film.
Police were called to Lucas Foster's set on Friday on the outskirts of Sydney over claims crew were ignoring government-mandated distancing laws to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Footage showed officers questioning crew as they took a break from filming the movie the Children of the Corn.

The Hollywood Reporter also reported about it:

On the outskirts of Sydney, producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer have managed to quietly continue their shoot on The Children of the Corn, a remake of the 1984 horror classic, despite lockdown measures imposed across Australia on March 23.
Foster secured an exemption to the general quarantine rules, which limit public gatherings to two people, by working closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production's protocols. The film's outdoor locations, its local cast and crew, and its status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns that have hit other film shoots across the country.
Screen NSW said Children of the Corn "significantly reduced its cast and crew size and is implementing health and safety protocols in line with government restrictions for workplaces … and is keeping local police informed on their operation."

This one came a bit under the radar and that makes me think (and hope) that it’s a so called Dollar Baby and not another big screen version of King’s story.

What do you think? Do you want another Children of the Corn movie.

Thanks to Herbert West

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