King co-wrote The Night Flier 2

Posted: April 26, 2005, 00:00
In this Friday's issue (April 29) of Entertainment Weekly you will find King's latest column Prime Downloads. You can also read it online.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

King has apparently co-written the script for The Night Flier 2.

Producer Richard P. Rubinstein, best-known for his collaborations with George Romero on MARTIN, DAWN OF THE DEAD and others, gave Fango the scoop on his upcoming genre projects.

Rubinstein is also still involved in a follow-up to the 1997 Stephen King adaptation THE NIGHT FLIER. "Mark Pavia, director of the original, came to me with a screenplay for the sequel," the producer reports. "I don't usually like sequels, but I thought the script was good and gave it to Stephen to see what he thought." Not only did King enjoy the screenplay, he decided to get directly involved. "I thought the script would sit on his shelf for a while," Rubinstein says, "but suddenly, Steve came to me with a corrected and rewritten screenplay by himself. When I told Mark, I thought he was going to have a heart attack. There were some things he would miss from his original version, but now he had an improved one co-written by Stephen King himself!"