Photos From The Stand

Posted: May 20, 2020, 14:35
Vanity Fair has a big update on The Stand TV series that include some new info as well as some very interesting photos.

Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail

We learn that the show will shuffle the chronology of King’s book, meaning it won’t play out the same linear way as the 1994 mini-series. When the new show begins, the plague has already struck.

Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor.

The first episode, written and directed by The Fault In Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone, opens with survivors in masks and protective gear cleaning up a neighborhood full of the dead in Boulder, Colo. These men and women are among the last the remnants of humanity, trying to restart society again. Each of them is immune to the Captain Trips virus that wiped out everyone else they knew. They’re wearing masks and gear because removing endless decaying bodies is grim, messy work. As we meet all the major characters, we’ll see flashbacks to their old lives at the time the pandemic hit.

Owen Teague as Harold Lauder and Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith.

It’s also good to hear that, as of now, CBS All Access plans to proceed with the release later this year.

Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg and Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid

For more, including photos head over to Vanity Fair

Throttle Heading To HBO Max

Posted: May 13, 2020, 23:12
Yahoo! reports that HBO Max is in the early development stage of a feature adaptation of Throttle co-written by King and his son Joe Hill. , Leigh Dana Jackson will write the screenplay, which will be produced by David S. Goyer and Keith Levine through their Phantom Four label. No release date has been announced yet.

Flanagan To Write, Direct & Produce Revival

Posted: May 8, 2020, 23:42
Word is that Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy is doing Revival next for Warner Bros. It will be Flanagan’s third King movie after Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. Flanagan is writing the script with an option to direct and both will produce via the pair’s Intrepid Pictures.

Children Of The Corona?

Posted: May 7, 2020, 08:16
This is one news item I didn’t expect to write. Are you ready? OK, here we go...

We have a new Children of the Corn being made.

New news came from an article in Daily Mail where they report that filmmaker Lucas Foster’s set was closed on Friday in Sidney due concerns over social distancing breaches. And the set? Yeah, you guessed it, it was the set of a remake of…Children of the Corn.

A Hollywood producer has denied flouting social distancing laws as he filmed a Stephen King horror film.
Police were called to Lucas Foster's set on Friday on the outskirts of Sydney over claims crew were ignoring government-mandated distancing laws to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Footage showed officers questioning crew as they took a break from filming the movie the Children of the Corn.

The Hollywood Reporter also reported about it:

On the outskirts of Sydney, producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer have managed to quietly continue their shoot on The Children of the Corn, a remake of the 1984 horror classic, despite lockdown measures imposed across Australia on March 23.
Foster secured an exemption to the general quarantine rules, which limit public gatherings to two people, by working closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production's protocols. The film's outdoor locations, its local cast and crew, and its status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns that have hit other film shoots across the country.
Screen NSW said Children of the Corn "significantly reduced its cast and crew size and is implementing health and safety protocols in line with government restrictions for workplaces … and is keeping local police informed on their operation."

This one came a bit under the radar and that makes me think (and hope) that it’s a so called Dollar Baby and not another big screen version of King’s story.

What do you think? Do you want another Children of the Corn movie.

Thanks to Herbert West

King Visit Stephen Colbert

Posted: May 6, 2020, 09:57
According to the official site for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert King was supposed to be a guest at on April 28. That didn't happen but yesterday it did and you can see King's apperance here:

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Is Heading For The Theatre

Posted: April 30, 2020, 21:11
Deadline reports that the movie version of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon seems to be back on track.

Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned Stephen King’s psychological horror novel, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which will be adapted for the screen by Christy Hall, the co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix series, I Am Not Okay With This.

Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures is producing the project alongside It Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep producer Roy Lee of Vertigo, Christine Romero, the former wife of the late George Romero who is best known for the Living Dead films, and Origin Story’s Ryan Silbert.

Bored Out Of Your Mind?

Posted: April 27, 2020, 15:26
Bored out of your mind with all this lockdown and Corona virus? Well, here is something for you to do.

As you might have seen I have created one page for each King book since Mr Mercedes where you can post photos of yourself with the book. I got a lot of photos from the early titles but now it’s been a bit slow.

But guess what! Now you have no excuse not sending a photo. Being in lockdown with nothing to do and not being able to go out. So, start taking photos and send to me (it will only take a minute). I want those photos to and you can use any edition of the book you want!

See the photos here:
Mr Mercedes
Finders Keepers
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
End of Watch
Charlie the Choo-Choo
Gwendy's Button Box
Sleeping Beauties
Shining in the Dark
The Outsider
The Institute
If it Bleeds

King & Grisham Event On April 29

Posted: April 24, 2020, 08:19
Stephen King and John Grisham will do an event online on April 29. The two authors will talk about their new books Camino Winds and If It Bleeds.

Stephen King’s YouTube Channel



Join two of the biggest authors of all time as they catch up and discuss their latest books, John Grisham's Camino Winds and Stephen King's If It Bleeds.

Send us your questions by using #AskKingandGrisham.

The event is free but the authors hope attendees will consider making a donation to Binc, the Bookseller Industry Charitable Foundation:

This event will be broadcast live on Stephen King's YouTube channel - register to receive a direct link to watch.

If It Bleeds: Release Day!

Posted: April 21, 2020, 08:17

Today If it Bleeds is released and here are my thoughts about it.

Again, Steve has given us a collection of four very well written stories with well-developed characters that you root for. Some are old acquaintances, and some are new but they all have one thing in common. I like them.

I enjoy King’s shorter work as much as his longer, but it really felt it was time for a collection now. Thanks Steve!

Order your copy here:


Update On Firestarter Remake

Posted: April 20, 2020, 07:54
Scott Teems talked about the Firestarter remake with Movie Web

"I'm still the writer. We just got a new director named Keith Thomas and he made a great film called The Vigil coming up this year, and Universal and Blumhouse, they want to make Firestarter. It has always been an important project to them. I think we're making active steps toward that happening this year. You know, the industry shut down notwithstanding, and that may change things, but right now, I'm really hopeful that it might happen this year."

Thanks to Ami Sandler.

The Shining Prequel Back On Track

Posted: April 17, 2020, 08:20
About a week ago the word was that the Shining prequel was as good as dead. Now we hear that HBO Max together with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot will develop it into a one-hour/episode show.

The show’s title will be Overlook and it’s described as a horror-thriller series that explores the untold stories of the Overlook Hotel. The project reunites Bad Robot, King and WBTV, who previously collaborated on Castle Rock for Hulu.

Prequel To The Shining Is Probably Dead

Posted: April 11, 2020, 15:45
In an interview with Collider Mark Romanek says that the prequel to The Shining is probably dead.

Is The Overlook Hotel something that still might be happening? Is that a project that’s gone away now?

ROMANEK: It seems so. I mean, it’s a great script I think, it was based on a prologue to the novel that Stephen King wrote and then that prologue was cut for length. And so it’s based on Stephen King. It’s not just some thing somebody made up, and it’s more of an origin story on the, almost like a Western or a wilderness story, going back to the construction and the desecration of the Indian burial grounds, and the construction of the Overlook Hotel and to its meaning to its opening night.

Actually we wrote the script, it’s a really great script. The problem is it’s really expensive, it kind of reads like The Revenant or Heaven’s Gate or something and I think they wanted to try Doctor Sleep to see if—my impression is they wanted to see if there was this sort of Shining universe that would have financial life through them, or artistic life with the audience. And I think Doctor Sleep did just sort of okay, and given that our script is so costly, it’s a little dead in the water right now. But you never know, it’s a weird business. It’s a very good script. I’m proud of the script.

That sounds incredible.

ROMANEK: I was stupidly undaunted by its relationship to The Shining, because it takes place decades and decades before and there’s very little specific visual crossover. It was just, I thought, a really great story, based on Stephen King.

Thanks to Herbert West

Gary Dauberman To Direct Salem’s Lot

Posted: April 11, 2020, 02:05
According to the Hollywood Reporter Gary Dauberman (who’s already been tapped to write the sript) has now also closed a deal to direct New Line’s remake of Salem’s Lot. James Wan is producing with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

This will be the third time Salem’s Lot is filmed.

Shining in Greece

Posted: April 10, 2020, 09:00
Good news for all Greek fans of Shining in the Dark. Today I’m very happy to announce that Klidarithmos will publish a Greek edition of the book in early 2021! More info will be available here and, on their website, soon.

King’s Been Working On A Novel Since Last April

Posted: April 8, 2020, 22:12
In the NPR interview King says he’s been working on a novel since April last year and because of the Corona Virus he felt he had to change some things...

I set the book I'm working on in the year 2020 because I thought, "OK, when I publish it, if it's in 2021, it will be like in the past, safely in the past." And then this thing came along, and I immediately looked back through the copy that I'd written and I saw that one of the things that was going on was that two of my characters had gone on a cruise. ... And I thought, "Well, no, I don't think anybody's going on cruise ships this year." And so I looked at everything and I immediately set the book in 2019, where people could congregate and be together and the story would work because of that.

There is no more information about the novel yet but I’m already looking forward to it.

King On The Pandemic

Posted: April 8, 2020, 21:39
Here is a new interview with King where he talks about the pandemic we’are expering now.

"I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story and my only response to that is, 'I'm sorry.' "

Will There Be (Do We Want) More Of The Outsider?

Posted: April 8, 2020, 08:21
The Outsider was a big success for HBO and now co-star and director Jason Bateman commented on it.

“I know that they’re talking about it and Richard Price is playing with some ideas and taking some first steps as to what that second year might and feel like,” Bateman told Collider. “Obviously, it’s a complete free-ball because the first season exhausted 100% of [Stephen King’s] book, the IP. So, it’s really all up to him. I never like to step on the lawn of the writers. It’s something that I’ve always stuck with on Ozark. I leave Chris Mundy completely alone and I do my job as a director once I get the script. I chime in every once in a while and offer my opinion, but it’s always for the writer to take if they want and discard if they want.”

HBO has not officially weighed in on whether or not The Outsider will continue.

What do you think? Do we want a second season?

Source: Observer

Help Me Find Publishers For Shining In The Dark

Posted: April 6, 2020, 13:54
I’m looking for new publishers for my anthology SHINING IN THE DARK. Big or small doesn’t really matter. I want publishers that are excited about the book and that do everything in their power to create a beautiful edition of the book.

So, if you are a publisher and think you can do an outstanding edition of SHINING IN THE DARK, let me know. If you know of a publisher that you think can do an outstanding edition of SHINING IN THE DARK, let them or me know. In other words, help me spread the word so anyone who wants can read the book in their native language

Here are some info about the book. More can be found here.

SHINING IN THE DARK has been published in 8 languages (Bulgarian, English, Italian, Czech, German, Swedish, Serbian and Portuguese)

SHINING IN THE DARK has been released in 9 countries (Bulgaria, US, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, UK, Serbia and Brazil)

SHINING IN THE DARK has been released in 15 different editions.

SHINING IN THE DARK will be released in 8 new editions (at least) in 2020 and 2021.

SHINING IN THE DARK will be released in France and two more (so far unannounced) countries (at least) during 2020 and 2021.

Thanks! / Lilja

If It Bleeds Released On April 21!

Posted: April 3, 2020, 22:50
I just got confirmation that the US and UK edition of If it Bleeds will be out on April 21! That is just 18 days from now!

Here is the release dates we know for other countries:

US – April 21 -NEW-
UK – April 21 -NEW-
Poland – April 28
Italy – April 28
Australia - April 28
Spain - May 21
Sweden – June 5
The Netherlands – June 16
Germany – August 10

The Sequel That Didn't Happen; Sleepwalkers 2

Posted: April 3, 2020, 09:23
It seems that King's wife Tabitha King wrote a treatment for a sequel to Sleepwalkers that involved a women’s basketball team somehow. Here is what Mick Garris says on Post Mortem:

“There was a little bit of talk. I mean, the movie was successful, it was the #1 movie the week that it came out. I never heard the studio talk about it, but Tabitha King, Stephen King’s wife, actually wrote a treatment for a sequel to Sleepwalkers that involved a women’s basketball team somehow. I’m not sure how, I never read it, but King was very excited that Tabby came up with this. But it was a sequel that nobody at the studio gave a shit about. You know, they liked the money that Sleepwalkers made, but it was not a prestige release by any means, so they never even thought about Sleepwalkers after.”

Source: Dread Central

Where to get Shining in the Dark

Posted: April 2, 2020, 10:45
Some of you have asked how you can get a copy of Shining in the Dark so I have listed all available editions here. If there is an edition, you’re missing it’s probably because it’s sold out. You can see a full list of all the editions here.

Bulgarian edition (Сияние в мрака):
Pleiad Books

Italian edition (Shining in the Dark):
Independent Legions

Czech edition (OSVÍCENÍ V TEMNOTĚ):

UK limited edition (Shining in the Dark):
SST Publications
UK eBook edition (Shining in the Dark):
UK audio edition (Shining in the Dark):

US paperback edition (Shining in the Dark):
US eBook edition (Shining in the Dark):
US audio edition (Shining in the Dark):

Serbian edition (Isijavanje u Tami):

Brazilian edition (Antologia Macabra): .br

Relibable Sources Talks With King About Coronavirus

Posted: March 29, 2020, 20:27
Relibable Sources talks with King about Coronavirus pandemic in this interview.

Shining In France

Posted: March 26, 2020, 15:40
Good news for all French fans of Shining in the Dark. I’m very happy to announce today that Actusf will publish a French edition of the book in October 2020! More info will be available here and, on their website, soon.

If It Bleeds Moved Forward A Week In The UK

Posted: March 26, 2020, 09:21
Hodder & Stoughton confirms today that the publication date for If it Bleeds has been brought forward by a week to 28th April.

Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins IF IT BLEEDS, a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case – and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.

Clip From Audies Gala Now Online

Posted: March 23, 2020, 08:47
The video from Audies Gala has finally been available online. You can check it out here and King part is between 39 and 50 mins.

It's also honoring to hear Robert Petkoff mention that he read The Blue Air Compressor (quoting King's text) that has only been published in Shining in the Dark so far. You can hear that segment here


More Shining in the Dark Coming

Posted: March 19, 2020, 10:27
Good news for all you fans of Shining in the Dark. As it looks there will be not one, not two but three new translations of the book published during 2020. These three new editions will be in three previously unpublished languages and even though I can’t reveal what languages, publishers or any other details yet I’m very excited and wanted to share this news with all of you out there. I know there are a lot of you that want to book translated into your language and now some of you will.

Stay tuned for more info. You can find more info about each edition here

King On The Set Of Lisey's Story

Posted: March 13, 2020, 08:44
Dane DeHaan (ZeroZeroZero) talks about his part in Lisey’s Story and also confirms that King has been quite a lot on the set of the movie in this interview with Collider.

You’re also doing Lisey’s Story, which is a Stephen King story where Stephen King has written all of the scripts. How exciting is it to read and bring to life scripts that were actually written by such a visual storyteller?

DeHAAN: It’s been really great. He’s on set a lot. He’s very into what we’re doing and the experience. It’s also fun to help to sometimes craft it with him. He’s writing extra things. Pablo Larraín, the director, has a very clear vision, and there’s a real collaboration going on that wouldn’t be possible, otherwise. He’s such a big deal that what he writes is so holy that, in order to really collaborate or change things sometimes, it feels better having him there and having his blessing and knowing that he’s happy with it. It’s been really fun. It seems like we’re making something really cool.

The Outsider Out On DVD / Blu-ray In June

Posted: March 10, 2020, 16:10
The DVD and Blu-ray editions of The Outsider will be released on June 9, 2020. Besides all 10 episodes you will also get the following features:

- Invitation to Set
- Stephen King and The Outsider
- Jason Bateman and The Outsider
- Adapting The Outsider
- Analyzing Holly Gibney
- The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10