King Appearances

Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:08:40
Section: Book » The Outsider

Here are the appearances King will do to promote The Outsider.

Upcoming Appearances and More

May 18th
Entertainment Weekly
The May 25th issue of Entertainment Weekly contains an excerpt from THE OUTSIDER, and it will be available May 18th. Read an excerpt of THE OUTSIDER online and in the magazine.

May 22nd
CBS This Morning
Stephen’s interview is expected to air at 8:40 am ET but this is a best guess and could be before or after that time. Check your local listings for information about when CBS This Morning airs in your area.

PEN America Literary Gala
Stephen will be conferred with the 2018PEN America Literary Service Award. PEN America’s Literary Gala will be livestreamed on their Facebook page from 8-10 PM ET here.

May 23rd
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Check your local listings for information about when The Late Show airs in your area.

Laurie: New Short Story

Posted: May 17, 2018, 19:09:50

King's official site reports that King has written a new short story called Laurie that's now available for free exclusively on

"You may download and/or print the story for yourself or to pass along to others, but may not charge any money to share it."

The Gingerbread Girl To Be Filmed

Posted: May 14, 2018, 10:19:26

Bloody Disqusting reports that The Gingerbread Girl is the next King story to be filmed.

Stephen King‘s The Gingerbread Girl has been optioned by U.S. production and distribution outfit Brainstorm Media, which plans to distribute the film in North America, reports Deadline out of Cannes.

The good news here is that frequent Stephen King collaborator Craig R. Baxley will direct the film from a screenplay written by both King and Baxley.

“The story focuses on Emily, a woman recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a grueling daily running regimen. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys privacy, but the young women he brings to his home suffer the consequences of knowing him. The tension hinges on whether Em will be next.”

Mitchell Galin will produce. Casting is currently underway.

Thanks to Al Mattice

King Has Finished Yet Another Book

Posted: May 11, 2018, 23:56:03

King has finished yet another book after The Outsider (and I don't mean Elevation). Here is what the moderator of King's official message board said:

Since he finished THE OUTSIDER (which was already in production behind the scenes when SLEEPING BEAUTIES came out), Stephen has written another book and a few short stories/novellas, one of which (ELEVATION) will be released in November.

UK Shining in the Dark Signed By 5 Authors!

Posted: May 10, 2018, 23:36:14
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

Great news about the UK edition of Shining in the Dark. This edition (only released in 350 copies) will not only be signed by me and artist Francois Vaillancourt as first announced. Five of the authors (Stewart O’Nan, Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campbell and Brian James Freeman) have also signed the book!

If you haven't already, order your copy here.

Netflix Is Heading For The Tall Grass

Posted: May 9, 2018, 08:41:41
Section: Film » In The Tall Grass

The Cannes Film Festival has started and the first King news is that Netflix has closed a deal for In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill. James Marsden is in negotiations to star, and Vincenzo Natali is adapting to direct.

The film will begin production this summer in Toronto. The film will be produced by Splice‘s Steve Hoban, Jimmy Miller at Mosaic, and M. Riley.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Jeff Buhler About Pet Sematary

Posted: May 7, 2018, 08:42:46
Section: Film » Pet Sematary - remake

Dead Central talked to script writer Jeff Buhler about the new Pet Sematary.

When we first started our conversations, Dennis and Kevin and I really connected around the idea of bringing the story back to the source material, to find a modern telling of the book that really spoke to some of the big scenes and big moments that Stephen King had originally written.

All of that feels so poignant and universal. It’s our desire to really reconnect to those elements of the story and bring them into a world that speaks to the modern horror audience.”

There may be Victor, there may be some Zelda, and there will definitely be some Louis and Rachel and Gage and Ellie. I will say this, if you love the book, you’ll love this movie. (Directors) Dennis and Kevin are both such visionaries in terms of how they’ve approached it, from not only a horror standpoint but also a character standpoint.

What worries me a bit is that he says they are doing a modern version of the story. Makes me think that they have changed it a bit to make it more appealing to today’s moviegoers (i.e. a younger audience). Might just be me but I guess we’ll see on April 19, 2019 when the movie is set to premier.

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