Stephen King’s Battleground: The Book

Posted: December 31, 2011, 00:30:05

When Nightmares & Dreamscapes aired on TNT back in 2006 my favorite episode was Battleground. Because of that I was very happy to find out that Gauntlet Press will release a book called Stephen King’s Battleground this upcoming summer.

This is how the book is described on Gauntlet’s website:

A definitive collection of Stephen King’s classic short story with which was adapted for television by Richard Christian Matheson. We start with King’s short story and then move to R.C. Matheson’s script for the opening episode of “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”, which starred William Hurt and was directed by Brian Henson. Henson will provide storyboards used for the episode which won two Emmy awards.

Those contributing include:
- Director Brian Henson
- Executive Producer Bill Haber
- Jeff Beal, who won an Emmy for his score for Battleground
- Actor William Hurt
- Michael Wright, Executive Vice President and Director of programming for TNT
- Visual Effects director Sam Nicholson
- Producer Jeff Hayes
- Lee Romaire, Special Makeup and Effects Designer

Editing the book is Richard Christian Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay for the episode.

You can check out some pretty cool photos of the make-up effects here and I’m extremely happy to say that one of those green helmets in included in my personal collection.

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