I'm now attached to "The Long Walk," the Stephen King book. Very excited about that.
Thanks to Herbert West
This hasn't been confirmed by the studio yet so condider it a rumor until we know more.
Here is an excerpt from Rattlesnakes.
"Two Talented Bastids"
"The Fifth Step"
"Willie the Weirdo"
"Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream"
"On Slide Inn Road"
"The Turbulence Expert"
"The Answer Man"
'You like it darker? Fine, so do I', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. King has, for half a century, been a master of the form, and these stories, about fate, mortality, luck, and the folds in reality where anything can happen, are as rich and riveting as his novels, both weighty in theme and a huge pleasure to read. King writes to feel 'the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind', and in You Like it Darker, readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again.
'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful.
King's ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unsurpassed. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. You like it darker? You got it.
“[Wright is] one of my favorite directors of all time and one of my favorite people, just a super great guy,” Kinberg said. “Obviously a cinephile. We are working on it actively. He’s actively working on the script with Michael Bacall. And our hope would be that it is a movie that, again, all fingers crossed and luck and everything else go our way, that Edgar could maybe direct next year.”
“Well, what’s cool is that Edgar, completely separately, before myself and Paramount started down the journey of figuring out how to get the remake rights, which was complicated, he had tweeted, just on his own — and I follow him obviously on every possible platform — he had tweeted that if there was one movie he would remake ever, it was Running Man.”
We had had [Welcome To Derry] scheduled for Halloween ’24 but it will likely [be] pushing into ’25,” HBO CEO Casey Bloys officially announced.
Hopefully the US and UK announcements will follow and maybe then we’ll know what stories will be included.
The movie has been listed under the working title A Shadowless Horse in some article. Not sure why though.
David Dastmalchian (The Boogeyman)
Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm St.)
Matthew Lillard (Scream)
Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Harvey Guillén (What We Do In The Shadows)
Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep)
Kate Siegel (The Fall of the House of Usher)
Annalise Basso (Oculus)
Samantha Sloyan (Midnight Mass)
Rahul Kohli (Usher)
Matt Biedel (The Midnight Club)
Sauriyan Sapkota (Usher)
Saidah Arrika Ekulona (The Haunting of Hill House)
Michael Trucco (Usher)
Violet McGraw (Hill House)
Molly C. Quinn (Usher)
Trinity Jo-Li Bliss
Antonio Raul Corbo
Hopefully we’ll get to see the movie in late 2024.
“There’s a bit of naughtiness when it comes to the rights, but I think hopefully we’ll be able to sort it out. We’ve got such a great idea for developing that one out from the short story. Of all the ones in King’s work that have been adapted, I don’t think it’s ever been done justice to. It plays with ideas that I’ve never seen explored in a horror movie. The idea of time, and decaying time, and these creatures that are eating the time left behind — there’s such a great, cosmic horror movie to be made there that lends itself so well to film. Film is all about stretching and compressing time, and you can do so many great, playful things in that space that go beyond what’s there in the novella. I’m so excited about that one. I think that one stands a good shot of happening.“
Stephen King: 'Writing is hypnosis'
Pet Sematary interview March 27, 1989.
Stephen King on Letterman, April 1, 1982
Stephen King Talks To George Stroumboulopoulos
Late Night with Conan O’Brien May 5, 1995.
Library Lowdown: An Evening with Stephen King 1983
King on The David Letterman Show on August 18, 1980.
The Alabama Gulf Coast has been the backdrop of many movies big and small, but there’s no better way to welcome the spooky Halloween season than with a Stephen King movie.
Gulf Coast Media confirmed today that filmmaker Mike Flanagan will shoot his third Stephen King adaptation, “The Life of Chuck,” in various locations around Baldwin and Mobile counties. The production is anticipated to begin filming Oct. 16 and run for approximately four weeks.
According to the local booking agency, 1,000 extras are needed for the film in a range of ages from 11 years old and up. The bulk of the extras are needed for two large crowd scenes to be filmed in Baldwin County.
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines isn’t a movie I’ll be watching again but compared to my expectations and the remake of Pet Sematary that it’s supposed to be a prequel to, it's a masterpiece. Draw your own conclusions from that…
I visited Richard Sheppard on his podcast The Constant Reader Podcast and talked about Stephen King, my site and a lot of other stuff. Check it out here.
Holly gets involved with this when she is hired by Bonnie’s mother who wants Holly to find her daughter. Or at least find out what happened to her. Of course Holly solves the mystery but not without getting in rather big trouble herself.
Thanks to Herbert West
Thanks to Herbert West
Loyal King fans may disagree, but this is a snooze.
- Kirkus review
Here is an excerpt from Holly.
PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES
USA, Canada, 2023
World Premiere, 87 min
Director – Lindsey Anderson Beer
In 1969, a young Jud Crandall and his childhood friends band together to confront an ancient evil that has gripped their hometown. PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a terrifying prequel based on chapters from Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary."
Thanks to Anders Jakobson
More news to come soon…
Flanagan said it’s a relatively small film and that film production may begin soon despite the strike due to circumstances that mean the project does not violate WGA and SAG rules. Studios like A24 have already signed agreements which allow them to produce films without any obstacles.
"I feel really good about where we are. Oddly, where we are at the moment is completely frozen, because of the strike, but we had a wonderful spring with it and we're making enormous progress on it. And I have every reason to believe that on the other side of the strike, it's gonna be priority #1.
We have great partners on it that I can't talk about, and we've got some really exciting actors circling on it that I can't talk about, and we have some potentially groundbreaking approaches to the filmmaking of it that I just can't really talk about ... but what I can say is that my fears that any momentum we had developed was gonna be obliterated [by the strike], well, I don't really worry about that.
We’re in a healthy place. We are of course in solidarity with the WGA and SAG, and once those immediate needs are taken care of and everyone's back to work, I think that's when we're gonna immediately deploy. But it's going very well."
Next year Carcosa (who released Shining in the Dark back in 2018) will release Stephen King: Not Just Horror in Czech.
More info soon…
I don’t know about you but I keep my fingers crossed…
Then last year, there’s a story. It’ll be in a book that comes out next year called You Like It Darker. They’re mostly news stories, long stories, for the most part. One of them is called The Dreamers. One night I was lying in bed. I tell myself stories before I go to sleep. That’s how I get to sleep. I had this image of a man who was under some kind of drug. He opens his eyes and they turn black and these tendrils start to come out of his eyeballs. They just creep me out. I couldn’t think about that anymore. I put that aside.
The next day I said to myself, oh, I remember that book, Lovecraft’s Beyond the Wall of
Sleep. I said, what if a man didn’t get through the wall of sleep or over the wall of sleep, but
under it? What if there was something beyond that wall, beyond the actual dreams that we have, a reality that’s huge, that’s apocalyptic, some huge darkness that’s sentient, that had something
like that? I thought that goes with the tendrils and the eyeballs. I had that story like that. But I couldn’t think about it at night. I couldn’t do that because it just was so creepy to me.
Chrck out the clip.
Check back for more info soon…
The untold chapter’s official synopsis: “In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting.
Thanks to Herbert West.
The team behind the documentary Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is headed back into the world of Stephen King’s terrifying horror classic with a brand new book!
A retrospective book to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Stephen King’s big screen cult classic, Pet Sematary, Hollywood Comes to Maine: Revisiting Stephen King’s Pet Sematary will serve as an updated and greatly expanded companion book to the 2015 documentary, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary.
The coffee table book will include new interviews with cast and crew, newly discovered archive from the production, essays from prominent writers, filmmakers, and film historians, as well as interviews with those inside the Stephen King book + film orbit.
Source: Bloody Disgusting.
My book Stephen King: Not Just Horror will be released in Italy later this year by Independent Legions. Here are their announcement.
Siamo felici di annunciare la pubblicazione, entro la fine dell'anno, in italiano, del libro STEPHEN KING: NOT JUST HORROR di Hans-Åke Lilja (che ha curato l'antologia 'Shining in the Dark') con prefazione di John Ajvide Lindqvist. Presto presenteremo i contenuti (speciali!) e la copertina del libro, aprendo anche i preordini.
Il saggio sarà pubblicato in Svezia ad agosto, e poi in inglese e altre lingue.
(Foto: Hans-Åke Lilja con Stephen King, ad Amburgo)
We're pleased to announce the publication, by the end of the year, in Italian, of the book STEPHEN KING: NOT JUST HORROR by Hans-Åke Lilja (who edited the anthology 'Shining in the Dark') with a preface by John Ajvide Lindqvist. We'll present the (special!) contents and the cover art of the book soon, opening also the preorders.
The book will be published in Sweden in August, and then in English and other languages.
(Photo: Hans-Åke Lilja with Stephen King, in Hamburg)
And THANKS to everyone that donated to make this happen!
He looked like a bird colonel I knew over there in that other world watching through his binoculars as the F-100Ds and Super Sabres of the 352nd came in low over Bien Hoa, pregnant with the firejelly they would drop in an orange curtain, burning a miscarriage in the green, turning part of the overstory to ash and skeleton palms. The men and women too, them calling nahn tu, nahn tu to no one who could hear or care if they did.
Thanks to Leon Russell
Thanks to Leon Russell
There are a few minutes in there where they actually tell King’s story. It’s when Lester Billings talks to Dr. Harper and tells him how his kids were killed by the boogeyman. Here I hoped that they would let the movie show us Billings telling Dr. Harper his story.
The redesigned and updated version of Liljas-Library.com is almost finished. There are just a few last adjustments and then the update will be online and you can enjoy a modern and responsive website that will continue to deliver news from The World of Stephen King, as it have done since 1996.
Order your copy here.
Thanks to Frank for sending the photos.
Maine Library Association Fundraiser Featuring Stephen and Tabitha King will take place on May 21 at the Sunday River Ski Resort - Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom. At 7:15 Stephen and Tabitha will give the Keynote. Please note that the Kings will not be giving autographs or signing books at this event.
Join us for an evening with Maine authors, philanthropists, and library advocates, Stephen and Tabitha King.
The Kings really need no introduction. They have created many books for readers to enjoy over the past several decades, and have given generously to Maine communities through the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, which has awarded grants to many libraries around the state of Maine. They are major supporters of the work that libraries do, and the ideals our profession upholds.
Proceeds from this event will help to fund the work we do, in support of our mission to promote and enhance the value of Maine libraries and librarianship, to foster cooperation among those who work in and for Maine libraries, and to provide leadership in ensuring that information is accessible to all citizens from their libraries.
The redesigned and updated version of Liljas-Library.com is almost finished. Just a few more adjustments and then you can enjoy a modern and responsive website that will continue to deliver news from The World of Stephen King, as I have done since 1996. Just be patient for a little while more.
The team behind the project includes James Wan who is producing with Michael Clear and Jason Cloth. The story has been adapted for the screen by Osgood Perkins who also will direct.
Talking about the film, Wan said:
“Stephen King is the godfather of the horror genre. He had a huge influence on me as a child and throughout my career, and it’s always been a dream to help bring one of his stories to life. The Monkey is a personal favorite, with its simple, iconic and incredibly marketable conceit. And I can’t imagine anyone better than a visionary and lifelong genre fan like Osgood to bring this to life.”
Thanks to Herbert West
Hiddleston will play Chuck, with Hamill playing the role of Albie.
- An exclusive one-off edition of CARRIE, the classic first novel by Stephen King.
- Exclusive art prints
- An enamel 'Constant Reader' badge
- A new separately printed exclusive question and answer session with Stephen King.
This is only available exclusively through Special Edition Books and this very special one-off edition with an entirely new cover design rendered in gold foil onto the book's unjacketed boards; brand new part title artwork; beautifully designed endpapers; a ribbon marker; and sprayed black page edges.
The price for the book is £65 + shipping (free if you live in the UK) and it’s limited to 1 copy per customer. Shipping is scheduled to start on August 14th.
You can order between now and 12:00 BST 23 May 2023. After that the publisher will print as many copies that’s been ordered and that’s it. It won’t be sold at a later time.
There has also been talks about if there will be other Constant Readers Edition and this is how the publisher answered that question:
Maybe, watch this space!
So probably there will if this one does well.
Find more info and order on the publisher’s site
New trailer for The Boogeyman, premier June 2.
Madeleine Stowe and Stephen Rider have joined Max (previously HBO Max) original series, Welcome to Derry which will
Premier in 2024.
Stowe will have a recurring guest role while Rider is a series regular. Their parts are being kept under wraps for now.
Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk and James Remar has been cast. Exact plot and character details are being kept a secret, but the official description for the series is:
“Set in the world of Stephen King’s ‘It’ universe, ‘Welcome to Derry’ is based on King’s ‘It’ novel and expands the vision established by filmmaker Andy Muschietti in the feature films ‘It’ and ‘It Chapter Two.'”
Remains to see how much of King’s book vs. the movies this will he based on…
We'll see what they come up with and what they do with it. I'm, as of now, not currently involved in it. And if someone else gets to do it, my advice would just be: do it your own, make it your own, have fun with it, you know what I mean? What I thought was so pleasurable about that character was how incredibly abstract he was.
Thanks to Herbert West.
“Abra Stone in the Dark Tower universe, as a Breaker [telepathic agent], is really interesting,” he says. “There’s a character in The Dark Tower named Dandelo, who I think is a cousin of the True Knot, who’s this emotional vampire but who feeds on laughter instead of fear. But there’s room in that world for the True Knot themselves, there’s room for Rose The Hat. There might be room for Danny Torrance.”
What do you think, should Abra, Danny and Rose The Hat be in The Dark Tower adaptation? Personally I don’t think so. They are fine in their own world and not everything King has written are connected to The Dark Tower.
The movie's plot is not only very stupid it’s also very boring and badly written. There are logical mistakes all over and you just want it to end.
Stephen King delivered some warm, witty and loving remarks at the Peter Straub memorial/celebration last night. It would have been Peter's 80th birthday, and he would have enjoyed beautiful every minute of it. Here with Thomas Tessier.
”I’m excited that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad Andy Muschietti is going to be overseeing the frightening festivities, along with a brain trust including his talented sister, Barbara. Red balloons all around!”
BANGOR, Maine -- Some authors get writer's block, but Stephen King has the opposite problem -- writing so many best-selling horror and mystery novels that he resorted to publishing five books under a pseudonym.
'It's been a chronic problem not wanting to over-publish,' King confessed to the Bangor Daily News Weekend in a copyright story.
King revealed that Richard Bachman, his 'other self,' is really an insurance agent in Minnesota and a friend of his press agent, whose picture was borrowed to dummy a flap on his first novel in hardcover printed under the alias.
Credited to Bachman are the books: 'The Rage,' 'The Long Walk,' 'Road Work,' 'The Running Man' and 'Thinner.'
'Thinner,' the first hardcover Bachman book, was doing well, King said, and could make the best seller list this spring. King said he wrote 'Rage' as a senior in high school and 'The Long Walk' while he was a freshman attending the University of Maine at Orono.
The author, who now makes his home in Bangor, pledged his schoolmates to secrecy about the pseudonym, but said a Washington attorney recently sent him a long letter putting the pieces together.
Last week, the Bachman and King relationship was hinted at on the television show Entertainment Tonight, and King granted an interview to the Bangor Daily News to confirm the mystery.
'You know how when you're carrying home some groceries in the rain and the whole bag falls apart? Well, that's how it's been with Bachman lately,' King said.
King's college alma mater acknowledged their file card lists a notation that reads, 'Stephen King also writes under the name of Richard Bachman.' Later, King wrote the college library and asked them to disassociate the two identities.
Bachman, King conceded, is also listed as a pseudonym at the Copyright Office in Washington.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
The project will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and maybe DiCaprio could end up playing the title character.
What do you think? Is DiCaprio Summers?
Thanks to Herbert West
Welcome to Derry: HBO Max's Pennywise Prequel Series Filming In April. Based on a recent production list, it looks like filming is taking place in April on HBO Max's It/Pennywise prequel series, Welcome to Derry.
A little less than three months after HBO Max's upcoming "It" film franchise prequel series found its showrunners in Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) & Brad Caleb Kane (Tokyo Vice), we have what looks to be good news to pass along regarding Welcome to Derry. The series kicks off in the 1960s and leads up to the events of 2017's It: Part One (based on Stephen King's classic horror novel) while also touching upon the backstory of Pennywise the Clown. Now, based on a listing on Production List, the series is looking to start filming in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 3rd. Andy Muschietti, who directed both films in the King franchise, will executive produce the series alongside Barbara Muschietti, Fuchs, and Kane. In addition, Fuchs wrote the teleplay for the first episode based on a story he wrote with the Muschiettis, with Andy Muschietti considering directing the series opener. Warner Bros. Television serves as the studio, with the Muschiettis' Double Dream production company also producing.
Thanks to Herbert West
A missing girl
Two serial killers with a savage secret
Only one determined woman on their trail . . .
Hodder & Stoughton is thrilled to announce the publication of Holly, a major new novel by international bestseller Stephen King. Hodder will publish in hardback, eBook and audiobook, and in trade paperback for Australia and New Zealand on 5th September 2023.
Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King heroine Holly Gibney – one of his most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters – as she uncovers the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a Midwestern town.
Pre-order your copy here.
Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.
Stephen King's Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King character Holly Gibney. Readers have witnessed Holly’s gradual transformation from a shy (but also brave and ethical) recluse in Mr. Mercedes to Bill Hodges's partner in Finders Keepers to a full-fledged, smart, and occasionally tough private detective in The Outsider. In King's new novel, Holly is on her own, and up against a pair of unimaginably depraved and brilliantly disguised adversaries.
When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.
Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless.
Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King. "I could never let Holly Gibney go. She was supposed to be a walk-on character in Mr. Mercedes and she just kind of stole the book and stole my heart. Holly is all her." -- STEPHEN KING
Release: September 5, 2023
Page count: 464
I’m finishing up the final draft of the final half of the script, and character designs and other artwork is in progress. There are no deadlines on this project — it’s something we work on in between other gigs, but nevertheless, it’s nearing the finish line, script-wise.
Thanks to Herbert West
Thanks to Herbert West
Now give us a trailer!
The fundraiser has reached 100% of it’s goal. And it did it on Christmas! The perfect Christmas present and for that I say THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart!
What happens now?
Well first I’m going to draw the winner of the signed Stephen King book donated from Cemetery Dance. That will happen in the next few days.
Then the hard work start. The site is getting a technical update that will make managing it easier as well as the experience when visiting it.
And the site is also getting a visual update. How will that look? Well, that hasn’t been decided yet but I have some ideas.
But for now I want to thank each and everyone who donated! Thank you!
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Again, thank you all and I hope you have a great holiday!
As you can imagine this will cost and I need your help. It’s really no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. In other words, I hope you are and have enjoyed Lilja’s Library enough to donate a small (or big) sum to make this possible.
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To show you how much I appreciate your support on this I’ve spoken to Cemetery Dance and they have agreed to donate a signed (BY STEPHEN KING) Stephen King book that I’m now able to give to one of you that make a donation.
Each $10 you donate will get you one ticked and when I reach 100% of my goal I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed (BY STEPHEN KING) book!!!
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For more info about the signed book and how the ticket thing works, check out this post.
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Thanks goes out to all of you who have donated and to Cemetery Dance for the book!
So, I spoke to Cemetery Dance and asked if they wanted to donate a cool book that I could give to one of you that have supported me, and they said yes. And they said yes in a very nice and kind way!
Cemetery Dance have donated a signed BY STEPHEN KING book (title to be revealed later) that I’ll give to one of you as a thanks for your support.
And here is how it will be done. When I reach 100% of my goal each $10 you have donated will get you a ticket with a chance to win the book. That means if you donate $9.99 or less you won’t get any ticket (but a BIG thanks from me), if you donate between $10.00 and $19.99 you get one ticket. Between $20 and $20.99 you get two tickets and so on. Then once we have reached 100% I’ll draw one ticket and the one whose ticket I draw will win the signed BY STEPHEN KING book!!!
Oh, and those of you that have already donated will be included in this as well so fear not.
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A BIG thanks to Cemetery Dance for their support and the donation of the book!
One of my favorite King books are being released as a limited. Centipede Press is releasing The Long Walk in two versions. One is an unsigned trade edition and the other a signed slipcase edition, signed by Bev Vincent (foreword), Patrick Loehr (photos) and Ruth Keegan (illustrations). The book is NOT signed by King. Would have been really cool if he had signed it as Bachman though.
The unsigned is $95 and limited to 1,400 copies and the signed is $260 and limited to 500 copies. The book is published in January 2023. Read more here
FLANAGAN: You’re the first person we’re saying it to, but yes. Predating our deal with Amazon, we acquired the rights to The Dark Tower, which if you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life. We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point — you don’t know. But that’s something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.
FLANAGAN: Well, to be honest, the way that I have seen it breaking out is five seasons of television, followed by two stand-alone features.
FLANAGAN: A project like this, I wouldn’t want to be involved in it at all If we were taking it in a direction that was going to be blasphemous to the Stephen King material, but he’s been very, very supportive and very excited about what we’d like to do with it.
Thanks to Alex Maidy
Is there anything else that you're working on right now, that you can talk about?
DUCHOVNY: I just finished a movie called The Estate, with Toni Collette, Anna Faris, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Ron Livingston. I think it's really funny. And Keyla Monterroso, who was in Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's just terrific. Pet Sematary, I did that, it's like the prequel to all the Pet Sematary movies, and written and directed by a really talented young woman named Lindsey Beer, who I think is going to be a force to be reckoned with. So I think that's going to turn out really well.
Can I ask who you played in that, in Pet Sematary?
DUCHOVNY: I play Bill Baterman, the father of a young man that... I'm like the instigator of the whole damn thing. But at the heart of that story, for whatever iterations it's gone through, and for whatever horror Stephen King does, really, it's a story about parental love and mourning. And I can really relate to the themes underneath it, so I was happy to play that.
Thanks to Herbert West
The prequel stars David Duchovny, Pam Grier, Henry Thomas, Samantha Mathis, Jackson White, Jack Mulhern and Forrest Goodluck. Jackson White has been cast as a younger Crandall, so we do know the character is in the film.
In a clip on the site Duchovny take Jackson White for a member of the crew which might indicated that filming has already begun…
The Boogeyman has also been rated and was given a PG-13 rating for “Terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.”
The movie don’t have a release date yet but hopefully that will happen soon. The problem though, might be that it’s been expanded quite a bit compared to the story.
“Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”
“We have been working with Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Caine, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti very closely…They’re so deep into this mythology and they have such a firm handle on the storytelling around these characters and also the demented scares that they’re putting into things. Sometimes I’m, like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Just all the wild ways they think up to terrify us. You’ll be hearing more concretely about that development very soon… Andy is very involved in every bit of this, so that is the real recipe for success and for delighting fans.”
Variety reports that Welcome To Derry has the GO from HBO.
Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will serve as co-showrunners on the “It” prequel series currently in the works at HBO Max from Andy and Barbara Muschietti , Variety has learned exclusively.
The show, currently titled “Welcome to Derry,” was first reported as being in development in March. HBO Max has given the show a series production commitment. Exact plot details remain under wraps, aside from the fact that the show will serve as a prequel to the recent films “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two,” which were released in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
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Thank you in advance and if you have any questions, check out this longer version of this post or just send me an email.
Gary Dauberman, the director, is really keen on doing justice to the book. But also, the previous adaptation was a two-parter, because it’s such a hefty book and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in, but for the most part, he’s really true to the book and keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He’s a Stephen King hound dog so he doesn’t wanna do Stephen dirty.
So I think it’s in good hands, Gary’s a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. I think, not just lean on the jump scares, but lean on the more conceptual and visual things that, rather than a shock that fades out of your body in the next five minutes, something that’s more visual, like an imprint that burnt into your retinas as a disturbing image that you’ll wake up in the middle of the night that you can’t shake out of your head.
There have been some updates on the site during these 27 years (the last one was done about seven years ago) and now it’s time again. The technic that the site is built with needs to be updated to keep the site stable and secure. There will also be updates done to the look and the content. The site will get what you would call a total make over. It will also look great on all platforms and all pages will be available on all platforms, something that isn’t the case today.
That is the fun part. The not so fun part is that it costs money.
For the 27 years Lilja’s Library have been online it has always been free to use. No paywall, no commercial popups that you have to close to get to the content. Nothing like that. And that is how it should and will continue in the future. But that means I need to raise money in other ways to be able to fund these necessary updates and that is where I need your help.
If you like Lilja’s Library and want to keep it the number one fan page about Stephen King, I need your help. It’s no way to sugarcoat it, I need your money. After calculating the cost of doing the updates that the site need (and that is just paying for the stuff I can’t do myself) the sum I need lands on $3,500.
So, how does this work? Here is the answer to what you probably would like to know. If you have other questions just ask.
Is it really necessary to do these updates?
- Yes, if not the site will load slow, not work as intended, the updates will be harder and harder to get done and the user experience will be less pleasant.
What will the money go to?
- The money will pay for the technical development. The stuff I can’t do myself. All the stuff that I can do I will do on my spare time and none of the money will go to that.
How much can I donate?
- You can donate as much or as little as you can and want. Every $ will help.
What happens if you don’t reach the goal of $3,500? Will you ignore doing the updates and use the money to buy candy?
- No, I will still do the updates. It just means I will have to use more of my own money for the update and that it will take for it to be done.
OK, I want to help. How do I donate?
- You can donate by using PayPal through this link.
How much money have you gotten so far of the $3,500 you need?
- You can follow the progress here.
Can I donate even if I don’t have PayPal?
- If you don’t have PayPal and still want to make a donation, please get in touch and we’ll figger something out.
Thank you in advance and if there is any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Where would you like to see King move to if he leaves Twitter, the only social media he is on now (at least officially).
Coming November 4th at noon ET—order your special edition of Stephen King’s new novel, Fairy Tale—featuring exclusive endpaper illustrations, gilded edges, a ribbon marker, and a printed case.
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One Take News reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Alexander Ward has been cast as Kurt Barlow in the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot.
Not much is known about the movie and no footage or stills have been released but OTN confirms that the film has been tested multiple times and overall had mostly positive reactions.
The premier is set for April 21, 2023.
Thanks to Herbert West
Five years ago, today, Stephen King, Owen King and Peter Straub was in New York.
Five years ago, today all four of us meet
Five years ago, today is a day I will never forget
Read all about it here
I hope you have a great day with lots of presents and cake and Steve, today it’s OK to keep the laptop closed.
“Needless to say, I’m a Paul Greengrass fan and think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.”
- Stephen King
“Fairy Tale is a work of genius. A classic adventure story and also a disturbing contemporary allegory.”
- Paul Greengrass
This is a great reference book that the casual reader of King’s books will learn a lot from and in which, even we King nerds that read everything he has written still find new things.
The book will be released in printed and eBook format in October.
Fairy Tale is quite different from King’s usual books. As I mentioned it has some similarities to The Talisman and The Eyes of the Dragon but even so it’s not your typical King book. If you go in expecting a horror novel (not sure why you would do that when the title is Fairy Tale but still) you’re going to be disappointed.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen
For more photos head over to Bloody Disgusting.
Thanks to Herbert West
Thanks to Herbert West
Is King putting the finishing touches on the upcoming book Holly?
Originally set for theatrical release on September 9, 2022, the new Stephen King adaptation was recently bumped to April 21, 2023, and now the film has been undated altogether.
It’s likely that Warner Bros. is trying to figure out what to do with the movie, and whether to bring it to theaters or to streaming on HBO Max. We’ll report more as we learn it.
This is probably not a good sign…
Bohemia Group has optioned film rights to Stephen King’s bestseller The Regulators, tapping George Cowan to adapt the Western horror-thriller for the big screen.
The film adaptation of The Regulators is being shepherded by Bohemia Group’s Executive Vice-President, producer Justin Ross, who helped develop the King-approved script with Cowan.
“I’m delighted that the excitement of ‘The Regulators’ is coming to the screen,” King told Deadline. “This is going to be good.”
“We could not be more thrilled than to be working with the prolific Stephen King and his team on this project,” said Bohemia Group’s CEO, Susan Ferris. “The novel’s themes and characters resonate so powerfully, and we are looking forward to making an incredible film.”
“Working with Stephen King is a long-time wish fulfilled,” added Ross. “Susan and George and I look forward to doing the novel and its author proud.”
Fairy Tale - audio
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Castle Rock Kitchen: Wicked Good Recipes from the World of Stephen King
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“I came because I think that consolidation is bad for competition,” King testified. “That’s my understanding of the book business and I’ve been around it for 50 years.”
More at Law.com.
As the Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King.
King has willingly — even eagerly — placed himself in opposition to Simon & Schuster, his longtime publisher. He was not chosen by the government just for his fame, but for his public criticism of the $2.2 billion deal announced in late 2021, joining two of the world’s biggest publishers into what rival CEO Michael Pietsch of Hachette Book Group has called a “gigantically prominent” entity.
“The more the publishers consolidate, the harder it is for indie publishers to survive,” King tweeted last year.
Yesterday Hodder & Stoughton put up a limited signed edition of FAIRY TALE by Stephen King on their own website for pre-order. A lot of you have had questions about this and I have now the answers for you. Straight from the publisher.
The reason some fans (depending on where they live) weren’t able to order the book is because Hodder & Stoughton don’t have the rights to sell their books in those territories/markets. Nothing else.
The offer was limited to one copy per customer, so if someone ordered more than one book, the publisher will be checking with a view to cancelling duplicate or multiple orders. In this event, those copies will be put back on sale on the site, so keep your eyes peeled.
If you ordered and got two confirmations, one from Shopify and one from Hachette UK, your order is received and accepted, and you’ll get the book once it’s released.
The book will be signed on the page by King himself, not a printed signature or a bookplate.
Just saw Pennywise: The Story of IT and I must say that I’m impressed. We have heard about this documentary for a long time and from time to time the wait has felt painfully long (in that you just want to see it now) but let me tell you. After seeing it I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait.
An exclusive Collector’s signed and slipcased edition of FAIRY TALE is available to pre-order now for £250 only through https://specialeditionbooks.co.uk
Limited to 200 copies, this very special signed edition is a clothbound hardback in a bespoke slipcase, with gold endpapers, head and tail bands and a blue marker ribbon.
Orders are limited to 1 per customer.
NOT available in USA, Canada and certain other territories – see website for full list and further Terms and Conditions.
Pre-order now: https://fal.cn/3qx77
Thanks to Matty Jorissen
Are you looking forward to it?
The move itself isn’t a surprice since neither a poster or a trailer has been released but to move it more than 7 months, what’s up with that? Talk about missing the target. Well, hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.
Thanks to Herbert West.
Thanks to Jimmie Rudolfsson
Order your copy here.
I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’re all grateful that he survived that day!
Bonus features include an alternate ending exclusive to the new Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD release. Deleted and extended scenes, as well as a gag reel will also be included. “Kinetic Energy”, a feature in which film stars Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong discuss how they worked with the film’s director to bring the story to life, will be part of the package as well as “Spark of Fire”, a feature that explores how the film was adapted from the 1980 novel. “Igniting Firestarter” – a behind-the-scenes look at all the fire-based stunts, “Power Struggle” – a behind-the-scenes exploration of the stunts performed in the film, and a feature commentary from the film’s director, Keith Thomas, will also be part of the included bonus features.
Will you get a copy? The new ending can’t possible be worse than the original.
“We’ve finished shooting, and we’re in the edit, and it’s all going very well. And I’m really, incredibly pleased with how this movie has come together. And I’m so in awe of the cast that we’ve that we’ve pulled together. So I feel like, even if it turns out that I’ve totally f*cked up my part of it, I feel like everyone else in this movie is so incredibly talented, that it’s still going to come together to be something special. And yeah, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, it’ll rank pretty high up the list of Stephen King adaptations. Knock on wood, but I think we’ve got something really, really great in the can. But that’s that’s where we are right now.”
King will attend and and tickets are $150 or $500 for a VIP ticket that also give you a signed book (the signature will be on a book plate and not in the book itself) from each attending author.
The books that will be signed are:
Violeta, by Isabel Allende
Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr
Billy Summers, by Stephen King
The Foundling, by Ann Leary
Chances Are… , by Richard Russo
The Good Left Undone, by Adriana Trigiani
More info and tickets can be found here
In passing King mentioned that he has written a new novella called Rattlesnake that’s actually a sequel to Cujo.
“I just wrote a long story called Rattlesnakes. And it involves, at one part, twins who are only four years old… falling into a rattlesnake pit. And the snakes get ’em. It’s a terrible scene.”
Unfortunately the interviewers didn’t follow up on this so we don’t really got to know how it’s connected to Cujo.
It also seams that Mr Harrigan’s Phone is done. King mentions that he’ll see it later the same day they did the interview.
He also talks about Fairy Tale and admits that the new Firestarter movie wasn’t all that good.
Finn is a young man who has been followed by bad luck all his life so the fact that he is kidnapped by mistake isn’t something that should surprise anyone.
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It’s almost like Andy and Charlie are superheroes. Give them suits and some cool names like FireGirl and PushFather and you have the latest instalment of Marvel’s superhero movies. And the ending…don’t even get me started. It’s so stupid that I wanted to scream. What happened?
“I’m always down, I’m always down. I think we’ve got all sorts of ideas of where it could go. Obviously, Stephen King didn’t write a sequel. So all that would need to be explored, but I feel like we created a world in this, and some characters that I feel like their stories could definitely expand, expand and go on.”
What do you say? Do we need/want sequels?
Here is an interview with Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong & Keith Thomas about the upcoming Firestarter remake. What worries me is that Keith Thomas seems to think it’s OK to change the plot because there already is a movie version that’s true to the book…
Read the complete text
Thanks to Jimmie Rudolfsson
“Finn” will be released simultaneously in ebook and audiobook formats exclusive to subscribers of reading subscription service Scribd om May 25. A subscription is $11.99 a month and offers access to ebooks, audiobooks and magazine articles.
Thanks to Bev Vinvent.
Yesterday the first footage debuted at CinemaCon. This particular footage probably won’t be making its way online, but Bloody Disgusting have some social media reactions that at least help paint a picture of what was shown.
The duo 2Cellos brought their “The Dedicated Tour” to the Agganis Arena, and the one and only Stephen King made the scene, and he enjoyed it so much, he went backstage to meet the artists. Based on the footage, the Master of Horror, had a pretty great evening taking in the show.
Read more at Z107,3
A prequel to IT is in development at HBO Max. The series is called Welcome to Derry and will begin in the 1960s and cover the time up to the events in the IT movie from 2017. It’s also said it will cover the origin story of Pennywise.
Andy Muschietti, who directed both IT movies, is attached to executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. Muschiettis and Fuchs developed the story for the show with Fuchs writing the script. Andy would also direct the first episode should the project go to series.
What do you think? Do we want/need a prequel to IT that’s not based on something King wrote?
Here is what Keene write in his newsletter:
I worked on INVISBLE MONSTERS and PROJECT CASTLE (and a lot of people have figured out what the latter is, and Rich Chizmar confirmed it during a YouTube Livestream, so the heck with it — let’s dispense with the codename. PROJECT CASTLE is actually a graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX. However, it goes beyond the novella and explores the other residents and denizens of Castle Rock, and what they were up to during the time period of the novella. So, for example, while Cujo, or Deputy Andy Clutterbuck, or Frank Dodd didn’t appear in the book, they could very well appear in the graphic novel. Basically, I’ve been allowed to run riot all over Castle Rock in the 1970s, and it has been a lot of fun. We’re still a while from publication (I’m on the final draft now) and I’ll stay mum about the artist and the rest of the team (because Rich didn’t speak about any of that on the livestream).
If it seems like I’m taking a long time for a 100+ page graphic novel, that’s because I am. These aren’t my characters, and it’s a setting beloved by millions, and I am taking my time to make sure I deliver something that is respectful, thoughtful and loving of them. And I’m also fact-checking with Bev Vincent and other experts to make sure the stuff I’ve added matches up, continuity-wise. Bottom-line: if you’re hoping for Pennywise fighting Father Callahan in the basement of the Castle Rock VFW, you’re going to be very disappointed. But if you’re wondering what the Castle Rock Strangler was doing the night Gwendy pressed a button and ate a chocolate rabbit, I think you’ll dig it.
Thanks to Herbert West
He added: ‘It certainly allowed me to live a more spiritual life in many ways. It makes it easier to live a moral life. Because when you do something that’s rather sh*tty, you know that you’ve done it, and you have to talk about it a little bit.
‘Because the last thing that I want to do is to get drunk or to get stoned. And so part of my prayer is, please forgive me for what I did, because I don’t want to drink or drug anymore. And it works.’
Listen to the entire interview here
Deadline reports that a major new Ivo van Hove stage adaptation of The Shining is in the works for a 2023 West End debut. They also report that Ben Stiller in talks to play the role of Jack Torrance.
Rehearsals are set to begin in the fall, with London performances targeted for January 2023. An eventual move to Broadway is expected.
What do you think, will Ben Stiller pull of playing Jack Torrance?
Thanks to Herbert West and Bev Vincent.
They talk about Revival, The Dark Tower and much more.
David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, Vivien Lyra Blair and Madison Hu join Chris Messina and Sophie Thatcher in The Boogeyman. The film has entered production in New Orleans and will debut in 2023 on Hulu in the U.S., on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
The plot is described as:
The film from director Rob Savage follows a 16-year-old and her younger sister, still reeling from the death of their mother, as they’re targeted by a supernatural boogeyman, after their psychologist father has an encounter with a desperate patient in their house.
Sounds to me as if it’s been a bit altered compared to the story King wrote in 1973 but I guess we’ll see next year…
Here are some info about the film The Overlook Hotel that never was…
This script pulled no punches. 30 pages in, a child chokes to death on the hotel's opening night while a terrified doctor-in-training tries to perform an emergency tracheotomy that goes horribly wrong. This scene was so extreme that it shook off Brad Pitt, who was being courted for the lead.
“I like stories that seem to fit into a bigger pattern, and for me, this one was part of it,” King says. “Everything that I've written for a long, long time has always been with the tower in the corner of my eye. In 'Gwendy's Final Task,’ the Dark Tower comes forward more than it does in some of the other works. It's actually in the foreground here.”
What do you think?
Epix is developing a season 2 of Chapelwait. The series was initially done as a limited series but will now continue beyond King’s literary work.
According to Epix, Season 2 of Chapelwaite will continue to explore how the evil De Vermis Mysteriis kept its power after the events of the first season, luring a new generation of vampires to the cursed place. In addition, the upcoming season will also continue to explore the Boones' curse, which fans believed to have been lifted in the first season’s finale.
No information about returning cast members or when season 2 will premier have been announced.
Sophie Thatcher and Chris Messina are set to star in the 20th Century Studios adaptation of King’s The Boogeyman.
21 Laps is producing and the film will debut on Hulu, with Rob Savage set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing. Production is expected to start next month.
Gwendy’s Final Task (February 15)
Willie The Weirdo (April 7)
Fairy Tale (September 6)
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Deadline reports that Later will be a limited series. Lucy Liu will star and Raelle Tucker wrote the pilot script.
“I’ve wanted to work with Jason Blum for years, and now we have two projects together,” King said. “Go, me!”
The other one is Mr Harrigan’s Phone for Netflix.
Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes deep into the well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for their world or ours.
Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.
Because within the shed is a portal to another world—one whose denizens are in peril and whose monstrous leaders may destroy their own world, and ours. In this parallel universe, where two moons race across the sky, and the grand towers of a sprawling palace pierce the clouds, there are exiled princesses and princes who suffer horrific punishments; there are dungeons; there are games in which men and women must fight each other to the death for the amusement of the “Fair One.” And there is a magic sundial that can turn back time.
A story as old as myth, and as startling and iconic as the rest of King’s work, Fairy Tale is about an ordinary guy forced into the hero’s role by circumstance, and it is both spectacularly suspenseful and satisfying.
Fuller revealed that his latest draft of the screenplay is now in King's hands, awaiting his approval after Fuller worked to condense the material down into the right movie-length format.
“I wrote a 122-page script, and Blumhouse was like 'Get it in under 100,' and I was like 'I will rise to that challenge.' It was a lot of fun. I think it made it a better script, a tighter script, and now hopefully Stephen King will see how fidelitous it is as an adaptation and sign off, and then we will move forward."
"I love the Carpenter film, but I don't think it's...It owes a lot to the James Brolin movie The Car, in terms of...it's just an evil car, and it does what evil cars do, which is run over people, or taunt them at cemeteries or drive through their house while they're on the phone," Fuller said. "There's so many layers [in the book]. I feel like Carpenter's movie is a cookie, and the Stephen King book is a tiramisu, so it has more layers of cream and chocolate and cakey goodness. The cookie's still delicious, but it's a different kind of dessert experience.
He continued, "I feel like this [version] is much more beholden to the concept of the Overlook on wheels, or the vampiric relationship between the car and Arnie, and certainly Roland LeBay has a lot to do in the story, and he wasn't even a character in the John Carpenter movie. So I think all of those things, for me, were rationale and why we needed a new adaptation of Christine, because so much of the book never made it in previously."
Fuller didn't give a timeline for when we might see it.
Thanks to Herbert West
Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold have joined the cast of Netflix Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. O’Brien will play a Young Craig and Arnold as Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.
The film is currently in production and will be released globally on Netflix in 2022.
20th/Hulu are moving forward with The Boogeyman, a two-hour film based on the Stephen King short story. Production will be this winter/spring in New Orleans. Rob Savage (Host and Dashcam) is set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing.
Mark Heyman (Black Swan) has been writing the script which Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant) wrote the original drafts. It was originally developed by 21 Laps as a Fox film and now will find new life through Hulu. They’ll begin prep and casting quickly to start early next year. Beck & Woods are exec producers.
Now, King has amazed Gallaher again. Because King took time out from his ever-productive schedule to write a sincere and colorful forward to a new coffee table book about Gallaher, “I’m a Roadrunner: Life and Times of a Bluesman.” The 168-page book tells Gallaher’s epic arc through essays and more than 100 photographs. From his Texas childhood, to worldwide touring elite guitarist, to gracefully accepting his destiny as Huntsville’s most iconic musician. Gallaher has lived several lives. “I’m a Roadrunner” lets you live some of them too.
If you’re expecting an adaptation of the short story it’s based on, Jerusalem’s Lot, you will be disappointed. With that said I’m not saying that Chapelwaite is a bad TV series, it’s actually not.
Jordan Preston Carter will play 12-year-old Mark Petrie, Nicholas Crovetti will play Danny Glick and Cade Woodward plays Danny’s younger brother Ralph.
Dread Central also have the first image of the Marsten House.
"I was on that for four or five years with Warners and then it got moved to New Line, right before we were about to go into production. I think New Line's view of what they wanted and my view of what I wanted were very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like 'The Shining.' I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] like 'Annabelle' [from the 'Conjuring' films]. That was essentially the disconnect."
Read more at Slash Film.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson.
In this unsettling short story, a city detective interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious.
"RED SCREEN" is available in eBook format exclusively from Humble Bundle for one week only starting September 9th. Humble Bundle is a digital content retailer that builds charitable donations into each and every sale. Since 2010, The Humble Community has contributed over 199 million dollars to causes across the globe. In this special solo offering, 100 percent of proceeds will go to the ACLU, a charity handpicked by Stephen King.
"RED SCREEN" on Humble Bundle
Isn't Dr. Cody a man some of you might ask? And yes, in the book Dr. Jimmy Cody is a man but I don't see that this change will be a problem for the movie.
John Lee Hancock is set to write and direct and Ryan Murphy will serve as a producer on the movie. According to issue 1261 of Production Weekly the movie is set to enter production in October 2021 in Connecticut, US. There is no word on how long filming will take or when the movie will premier but a good guess is that Netflix will aim for a 2022 release.
More info on the official site
Garrett Hedlund stars in King’s Strawberry Spring podcast. The eight-part story - which also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Gaurdiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino, Al Madrigal, and Brec Bassinger — was recorded in April and premiers on September 1st.
Check out the trailer:
Read the full article at Rolling Stone
This August the Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will raffle off 10 signed Stephen King Books (see image).
Tickets will go on sale on August 1st with an online live drawing at 12pm EDT on September 1, 2021. Tickets will cost $15 for one, $30 for three, and $10 for each ticket thereafter.
One winning ticket per individual (If we draw your name a second time we will put it aside, so we encourage you to buy tickets for your friends and family!) and we will choose the title of the book.
Tickets will be available from August 1st at the library, through our website: friendsofhobbslibrary.org via PayPal, and at our Arts & Artisans Fair on August 21 at New Suncook School in Lovell.
All proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.
Running from the 17-19th September, our 2021 festival will include the likes of Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child and Stephen King who will be beamed into the Albert Halls via live video link up where real life chairs will put questions to them in front of a live and digital audience.
This year, there are many ways to participate in Bloody Scotland Festival. You can choose to watch events live in Stirling or online, or a combination of both. If you’re watching online, you can purchase tickets for individual events or a digital pass. There are ticket options to suit all.
In-person events for those in Stirling:
Albert Halls £10 per ticket
Live video link events at Albert Halls £8 per ticket
Golden Lion £8 per ticket
Single event £5
Digital Pass bought before midnight on 16 September £35
Digital Pass bought from 17 – 30 September £45
Best of Both Worlds package
Buy 5 tickets to live events in Stirling and buy your digital pass half price:
Bought before midnight on 16 September £67.50
Bought from 17 to 29 September £77.50
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Last time we heard something about this one was 5 years ago when the people behind Haven was supposed to do it. Let’s see if something happens now…
Here is how they will be announced.
Tusesday Aug. 3:
Forth runner up who gets a copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap is Elaine Giglio
Third runner up who get a copy of Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine is Greg Lew
Wednesday Aug. 4:
Second runner up who get a copy of The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Benny Muniz
Thursday Aug. 5:
First runner up who get a copy of Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Deb Frank
Friday Aug. 6:
Grand Prize winner who get a signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event is Melissa Werner
HBO Max has opted not to proceed with Overlook, the drama project from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. The company and studio Warner Bros. Television are currently shopping the show, which is expected to land at a new home soon, with Netflix a likely destination, I hear. Reps for Bad Robot, WBTV and Netflix declined comment.
Read more over at Deadline.