Posted: February 16, 2019, 09:49:53 Section: TV » The Outsider
Deadline reports that Andrew Bernstein is set to direct several episodes of The Outsider.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) has been tapped to direct several episodes and serve as executive producer on HBO’s supernatural drama series The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 12:04:35 Section: TV » Creepshow
This press release was sent out by Shudder last week and tells us that work has begun on the TV show Creepshow. It's unclear though why it says "as-yet unannounced Stephen King story" when it was earlier reported that it's Survivor Type they're adapting.
Press Release: Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, announced today that production has begun on its first long-form original TV series, Creepshow, in Atlanta, GA. Executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero, the horror series is based on the iconic 1982 anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.
The six-episode season will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including:
● “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
● “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
● “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms)
● “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
● “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
● “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
● “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)
Posted: February 9, 2019, 00:08:14 Section: Film » Mile 81
Mile 81 is being filmed later this year.
Alistair Legrand (Clinical) has been set to direct supernatural horror thriller Mile 81, based on the 2011 novella by Stephen King. Producer is Ross M. Dinerstein, who recently produced Netflix’s King adaptation 1922 and the streaming service’s John Grisham inspired docuseries The Innocent Man. Paradigm is handling sales, and introducing the project at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Script comes from Legrand and Luke Harvis (The Diabolical). Production is planned for fall 2019 with casting discussions underway.
The opera version of Dolores Claiborne will be performed in February.
Boston University’s Opera Institute performs the chamber version of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, conducted by William Lumpkin, on FEBRUARY 21-24, 2019.
Picker notes, “Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life, she does what she has to, fearless and forsaken.”
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, DOLORES CLAIBORNE was hailed in its premiere production at the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA as “A BRILLIANT MUSICAL INCARNATION” and “A MOMENTOUS ADDITION TO THE EXPANDING CANON OF AMERICAN OPERA” (Huffington Post). The new chamber version was jointly commissioned by New York City Opera and the Opera Institute at Boston University.
Posted: February 8, 2019, 08:57:12 Section: Film » Pet Sematary
Have you seen the new trailer for Pet Sematary? If so you have noticed that there are some changes compared to the book and the original movie. In this article the filmmakers explain why they feelt they had to do them.
I won't post the changes here with respect to those who want to know nothing about the new movie, but I do want to know what you think about them (and don't read the comment if you don't want to know).
Here is an update about the Dark Tower TV series from Amazon. The news comes from ThatHashtagShow.com which I'm not that familiar with so...but I'm working on getting it confirmed. Stay tuned.
Amazon Studios is set to move ahead with production on their adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books. The series, which will be comprised of 13 one-hour episodes, will be executive produced by a team of huge names led by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery) and King.
Amazon Studios has begun looking to assemble a cast ahead of a mid-April start of production in Croatia, where the series is expected to film until late-June. It appears that part of the delay may have been, in part, due to efforts to distance the series from the 2017 film adaptation which was received poorly by fans and critics. The series will of course focus on Roland Deschain, a young boy from a long line of “gunslingers”, and his “ka-tet” comprised of Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns, Ileen Ritter and Jamie De Curry in addition to his girlfriend, Susan Delgado. The studio is currently looking at actors and actresses, ages 16-18 for all the roles listed above.
Marten Broadcloak will serve as the series antagonist and his affair with Roland’s mother, Gabrielle, will factor heavily into the plot. Her affair incites Roland to pick up his guns in a search for Broadcloak and sets his father, Steven, on a mission to find him. At this time, no offers have been made to talent, but the cast should begin to assemble quickly.