Posted: April 19, 2019, 21:21:41
Section: Film » Rest Stop
Legendary has attached Alex Ross Perry to write and direct a film adaptation of King's Rest Stop (first published in the December 2003 issue of Esquire Magazine). Craig Flores (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) is producing through his Bread & Circuses label, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the project for Legendary.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 08:26:11
Section: TV » Sleeping Beauties
AMC has made a pilot script commitment on the Sleeping Beauties. The goal is to create an open ended TV series and Owen has been set to write the pilot script. Sugar23’s Michael Sugarand Ashley Zalta will be exec producers.
Posted: April 12, 2019, 10:54:01
“I’m tremendously excited to see Sleeping Beauties brought to life in a format that will allow the story to be told as it was meant to be told, in all its mystery and drama. “
- Stephen King
“We’re so happy to be working with Michael, Ashley, and AMC on Sleeping Beauties. We can’t imagine a better match.”
- Owen King
Section: Film » Pet Sematary
EW has released Anthony Breznican's interview with King about Pet Sematary in audio format. Check it out here.
Posted: April 12, 2019, 08:33:32
Section: TV » Castle Rock
Deadline reports that Paul Sparks will replace Garrett Hedlund as Ace Merrill in season 2 of Castle Rock.
Posted: April 9, 2019, 15:39:05
Hulu is recasting one of the leads opposite Lizzy Caplan in the second season of Castle Rock. Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards) has been tapped to play John “Ace” Merrill, Castle Rock’s legendary bully, in the psychological horror series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Sparks replaces Garrett Hedlund, who was originally cast in the role.
I hear the recasting was a creative decision related to the character of Ace, who is taking over his uncle Pop’s (Tim Robbins) businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot. It was made after Hedlund had filmed a handful of scenes. They will now be reshot.
Section: Film » Pet Sematary
Here is my review of Pet Sematary. But be warned, it has spoilers!
Posted: April 9, 2019, 09:35:12
This is a hard movie to review. It has good parts and bad parts and I think people who haven’t read the book will enjoy it more than those who have.
Section: Film » Lisey's Story
Apple has ordered an eight-episode, TV series of Lisey’s Story. Julianne Moore will star in the series and King will write all eight episodes of the drama himself. J.J. Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot Productions alongside Moore, King and Ben Stephenson.
Posted: April 3, 2019, 23:17:55
Source: Dark Horizon
Thanks to John Chesnut
Section: TV » Creepshow
Horror streaming service Shudder announced new castings for its anthology series Creepshow. Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, Saw’s Tobin Bell and the original Creepshow film, Adrienne Barbeau will all star in King’s Gray Matter. The episode will be directed Greg Nicotero.
“I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve. Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand, I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control—the everyday person’s primal fears. To visualize ‘Gray Matter’ for Creepshow with the help of Adrienne, Giancarlo and Tobin was about as good as it gets for a horror fan from Pittsburgh!”
“I was thrilled when Greg asked me to join the Creepshow world once again. And then working with Tobin and Giancarlo, with Greg as our director, well, that was the icing on the cake — no, not that cake. Oh, you know what I mean.”
Posted: April 3, 2019, 17:35:35
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark
Here is the cover for Gallery Books edition of Shining in the Dark out on October 22nd.
Posted: April 3, 2019, 14:52:22
Section: Film » It
/Film has seen a clip from IT: Chapter 2 at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas and here is what they said about it.
Posted: April 3, 2019, 12:58:08
It: Chapter 2: The It Chapter 2 footage shown at CinemaCon wasn’t a trailer, but rather a scene that gave way to a quick sizzle reel. The scene in question is lifted directly from Stephen King’s book. The adult Bev Marsh (Jessica Chastain) returns to her childhood home in Derry, looking for her father. Instead, she encounters an old woman named Mrs. Kersh now living in the house. Mrs. Kersh sadly informs Bev that her father passed away, and then invites Bev into her house.
Bev obliges. Once inside, she finds the old poem on the postcard Ben sent her in the first film. And then things start to get creepy. “You know what they say about Derry,” says Mrs. Kersh. “No one who dies here never really dies.” She fixes Bev with a scary, blank stare, and sure enough, Pennywise soon rears his ugly head.
EW has the untold story of the artist who created the shrieking Pet Sematary book cover.