Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:00:12 Section: Film » Firestarter
Keith Thomas talks about his upcoming movie version of Firestarter that he hopes to film later this year:
“When Jason [Blum] pitched it to me it was exciting, as that’s one of my favourite Stephen King novels, and whilst I really like the 1980’s film, I felt we could do something new,” Thomas told the site, adding that King himself has read the script and approved him as director.
He continued, “The screenplay is by Scott Teems who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, it’s an amazing script. It has everything you would want, people’s heads catching fire and their faces melting off, and a dad and daughter on the run trying to survive being chased in this heightened tense experience. We are hoping to film it this year, and it will be a lot of fun.”
Posted: August 3, 2020, 17:12:57 Section: Book » Later
Here is an excerpt from Later.
“I love the Hard Case format, and this story — combining a boy who sees beyond our world and strong elements of crime and suspense — seemed a perfect fit,” - Stephen King
“Later is a beautiful story about growing up and facing your demons — whether they’re metaphorical or (as sometimes happens when you’re in a Stephen King novel) the real thing. It’s terrifying, tender, heartbreaking and honest, and we’re so excited to bring it to readers.” - Charles Ardai, the editor of Hard Case Crime.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 09:23:34 Section: Book » Later
New King book coming from Hard Case Crime March 2, 2021.
SOMETIMES GROWING UP
MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS
The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.
LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
The CW are working on Revelations (working title), a one-hour drama based on King’s short story The Revelations of ‘Becka Paulson, from writer Maisie Culver, Katie Lovejoy and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Culver, in Revelations (wt), after accidentally shooting herself in the brain with a nail gun, a Pollyanna-ish Becca Paulson is recruited by an over-it Jesus to be his “chosen one” in stopping the apocalypse. In order to save the world, Becca will have to prove that our deeply backward planet Earth is redeemable — starting with her quirky midwestern hometown.
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Lovejoy will executive produce. Culver will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
Five years ago today (July 17, 2015) I got the OK from Stephen King to use The Blue Air Compressor in my anthology Shining in the Dark.
The book was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lilja’s Library back in 2016 but was delayed and first saw the light of day in 2017 in Bulgaria.
Then in 2018 it was released in the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
In 2019 it was released on audio in both the US and the UK as well as a paperback editions in the US and Serbia.
This year (2020) it’s been released in Brazil, Sweden (paperback) and Bulgaria (audio) and before the year is over it’ll be out in both France and another (to be revealed) language.
In 2021 it will be out in Greece and as we speak negotiations are beign held for two more translations.
12 different langages in 23 different editions in 5 years...not bad. I want to take this opertunity to thank every one of you that has read the book. I couldn’t be more proud of it!
The book also contains stories by Jack Ketchum, P.D. Cacek, Stewart O'Nan, Bev Vincent, Clive Barker, Brian Keene, Richard Chizmar, Kevin Quigley, Ramsey Campbell, Edgar Allan Poe, Brian Freeman & John Ajvide Lindqvist.