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Children of the Corn

Posted: January 27, 2009, 19:47
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Here is an interview with Kandyse McClure who plays Vicky in the remake of Children of the Corn.

Thanks to Al Mattice

Under the Dome on YouTube?

Posted: January 26, 2009, 00:48
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Under the Dome on YouTube? Here is the full USA Weekend article:

Stephen King has gone multimedia. "N.," one of the tales in the best-selling author's latest short story collection, "Just After Sunset," was turned into an original Web video series in conjunction with Marvel Comics. The collaboration has inspired King, 61; he's thinking about doing a YouTube video for his novel "Under the Dome," out later this year. Such projects are definitely fun, King says. "But with all these multimedia things, the story is the story still, the book is the book, and that's the source material. As J.R.R. Tolkien might say, 'That's the one ring.' It rules the other one."

Thanks to willowlove

King talkes movies

Posted: January 22, 2009, 09:15
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Here is a clip from Borders where King talks about the book Stephen King Goes to the Movies. The book is now out and you can order your copy here.


Thanks to Larry Fire

Limited cover

Posted: January 22, 2009, 00:26
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Here is the full cover for the limited edition of The Stand: Captain Trips in hardback. And if you order it over at Overlook Connection Dave will you 10% off. Just give him the coupon code LiljaStand when you order.

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Under the Dome out in Nov. 2009

Posted: January 20, 2009, 23:33
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Simon & Schuster Audio tells me that Under the Dome now is scheduled for November 2009. Only 10 months left...

Captain Trips in HB

Posted: January 14, 2009, 15:36
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Marvel has just announce it’s release of the hardcover of The Stand: Captain Trips. The difference this time is that it will be sold exclusively to direct market retailers.

Here is Marvle’s press release:

Marvel is proud to announce the highly-anticipated The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere Hardcover, collecting the first critically-acclaimed graphic fiction adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal novel, will be released EXCLUSIVELY to direct market retailers on March 10th at a special Stand Advance Release Opening at 9pm local time. This hardcover collects the entire The Stand: Captain Trips limited series by the superstar creative team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, Angel: Revelations),Eisner-nominated artist Mike Perkins (Captain America, House of M: Avengers) and Eisner-winning colorist Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men) with two stunning covers—one by the red-hot Lee Bermejo and a limited edition gatefold cover by Perkins. King fans should know that both editions are available ONLY in comic shops across the country, and through online comics and collected editions sellers.

In the tradition of Civil War and Secret Invasion, The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere HC will debut amid a flurry of mainstream and hobby market press, with Marvel providing retailers an array of complimentary promotional tools.

“Marvel is excited to present this unique opportunity to our partners in the direct market who’ve helped make The Stand such a success,” explained David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales. “We appreciate their overwhelming support for The Stand: Captain Trips and want to thank them with the option of either the regular cover or the limited edition gatefold cover.”

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Support The Haven Foundation

Posted: January 12, 2009, 00:08
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If you want to support King’s The Haven Foundation here is a nice way to.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Final cover for Road Rage

Posted: January 12, 2009, 00:07
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Here is the final cover for the audio edition of King and Hill's collaboration Throttle. The audio also contains the story Duel that inspired them.

You can pre-order your copy here.

Treachery 5 review

Posted: January 7, 2009, 00:09
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Here is a preview of six pages from issue #5 of Treachery.

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Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Stand preview

Posted: January 6, 2009, 01:55
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Here is a preview of three pages from issue #5 of The Stand.

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And here is an interview with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Lilja's Library in The Stand

Posted: January 3, 2009, 16:05
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Click for a larger imageHow is this for cool news? In the last issue of Captain Trips (issue #4) one of the store signs says Lilja's Library. Click on the page to see it in a bigger version.

The Shawshank Redemption on the stage

Posted: December 31, 2008, 00:37
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It looks like The Shawshank Redemption will become a stage play...

A new stage version of Stephen King's 'The Shawshank Redemption' will have its world premiere in Dublin in May.

Adapted by Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns from King's novella 'Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption', the production will be directed by Peter Sheridan.

'The Shawshank Redemption' will open at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, 19 May with previews from Thursday, 14 May.

Full cast details will be announced in early 2009.

Limited cover

Posted: December 31, 2008, 00:35
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Here is the cover for the limited edition of Stephen King Goes to the Movies. This edition is released by Subterranean Press.

King on Crichton

Posted: December 27, 2008, 22:59
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King has written an very short obituary on Michael Crichton for EW's Best of 2008 issue (12/26/08-1/2/09). It appears on page 71.

As a pop novelist, he was divine. A Crichton book was a headlong experience driven by a man who was both a natural storyteller and fiendishly clever when it came to verisimilitude; he made you believe that cloning dinosaurs wasn't just over the horizon but possible tomorrow. Maybe today.
Crichton, 66, died after a battle with throat cancer in L.A.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Advanced release variant

Posted: December 26, 2008, 20:44
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There will be an advanced release variant edition of the first issue of American Nightmare that will only be sold at the midnight release of the issue. More info to come.

Blaze on UK radio

Posted: December 23, 2008, 15:43
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It looks like there will be a readin of Blaze in the UK:

BBC Radio 7 (uk) is doing a six part series of Stephen King's Blaze. "George is dead - but he's got a con job for Blaze, who can still hear him. William Hope reads Stephen King's 'lost' thriller."

This series starts on Monday the 29th of December 2008 at 9:30am (GMT). Other times are listed at the site below.

The series carries on daily at the same time.

Blaze Program Info Page

If you would like to listen to this series, here is the link to the BBC iplayer worldwide)

Or you could watch Via Digital Television (in the UK):

All the BBC's national radio services are available via digital satellite television. Satellite services are available from Sky or Freesat. The Sky EPG No for BBC Radio 7 is 0131 and for Freesat it is 708.

All BBC national digital radio services are available on Freeview digital television through an aerial. Freeview EPG No. for BBC Radio 7 is 708.

And in some areas via digital cable television. Virgin TV EPG No. for BBC Radio 7 is 910.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7/help/howtolisten/

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Limited sunset

Posted: December 18, 2008, 00:09
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Here are some photos of the UK limited (to 500 copies) of Just After Sunset:



Thanks to Matthew Crossman

King shirt

Posted: December 18, 2008, 00:08
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In honor of the Overlook Connection Press's upcoming release by Michael Collings, Stephen King is Richard Bachman (at the printer and due early 2009) they have released a special t-shirt. It's full-color on the back with the title and author's signature on the front, It is now in stock and ready to ship. Order yours here.

Artists Inspired by Stephen King

Posted: December 17, 2008, 09:18
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I just heard about a pretty cool book that’s being released in October 2009. It’s title is Artists Inspired by Stephen King and it’s a very large art book, about 11 x 15 inches, with 400 pages featuring full color artwork from the earliest paperbacks to the present day. Most of the work will be full page and many of the images will be double-page foldouts, like Michael Whelan's Firestarter and Stephen Gervais' Christine cover.

The book is divided into three major sections with supplemental sections that are dedicated to individual artists. There is a Berni Wrightson section with about 55 works, and a Michael Whelan section with about 60 works. The book will feature all of the art from the limited editions published in the US, along with some of the limited edition artwork from around the world. Nearly all of that artwork will be reprinted full page, without lettering or logos.

And as if that isn’t enough Gervais, Whelan, David Ho, Douglas Smith, Ned Dameron, and many others are creating all-new original work for the book as well.

I’ll post more info about this book as I get it.

American Nightmares issue #1

Posted: December 16, 2008, 13:11
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Here’s the cover for the first issue (of five) of the second story arc of The Stand. The arc’s title is American Nightmares and the first issue is released in March 2009.

The second arc begins! The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavory dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators. Most ominous of all, the stange being called Randall Flagg continues his dread journey across the devastated landscape of America. You must not miss it!

Thanks to Marco Lammers

The Dark Tower: Sorcerer

Posted: December 15, 2008, 23:27
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Here is the cover for a special issue of The Dark Tower comic called Sorcerer.

DARK TOWER: SORCERER #1
Written by ROBIN FURTH
Art & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE

A very special stand alone issue probing deeply into the incredible life of Marten Broadcloak. We learn his deadly secret agenda and true goal is not to serve the Crimson King, but to climb to the top of the Dark Tower itself and become the overlord of all existence! Written by Robin Furth, the guiding force behind the Dark Tower series and illustrated by Richard Isanove whose stunning coloring on Dark Tower has helped make every issue a work of art. This is an instant collector's item no Stephen King fan can afford to be without!

Thanks to Ari

Captain Trips #5

Posted: December 15, 2008, 00:49
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Here is the variant cover for Captain Trips #5.

This cover finishes the image that all five covers make.

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Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

King want's to do t-shirts

Posted: December 9, 2008, 15:20
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King want's your ideas for a t-shirt. This is from the official board:

Steve asked me to put this message on the Board which I have done in the News but am adding it here, too, so you can all give your feedback.

Hey, you guys--here's my latest big idea: what if we got t-shirts and sold 'em here at the site? We could mark 'em up a buck or two, nothing radical, and donate the profits to The Haven Foundation, or something. No big deal and no big profits, just something for fun. I was thinking CONSTANT READER and my signature but maybe you have your own ideas. I'm asking ahead of time so the ill-tempered among you won't flame me. Just one thing:

NO CLOWNS!

P.S. By the way, whoever left the Fritos crumbs in my office should be more careful next time!

Extra in a King story...

Posted: December 8, 2008, 16:06
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Here is your chance to be listed as an extra in a King story... Read more in this mail from Subterranean Press:

Special Update, December 8:

Stephen King has granted readers the chance to be "extras" in their favorite novel or short story, filmed or not. Ever wanted to be listed as an attendee at Carrie's prom, or listed as one of the many who met their fate with a strong case of Captain Trips in The Stand? Here's your chance.

When you order Stephen King Goes to the Movies, you can list yourself as an extra in any published short story or novel, filmed or not. To take advantage of this chance to be listed in a special section at the back of Stephen King Goes to the Movies, just include the title of the movie or story you'd like to appear in in the comments section when checking out. We'll take it from there.

Important note for PayPal users, or those who've already ordered the book: Please drop us an email to "subpress@gmail.com" listing your movie preference, and we'll set your name into the proper movie.

We did something similar for those who ordered copies of Mr. King's The Green Mile, and it proved our most popular promotion ever. As Stephen King Goes to the Movies is, at $75, only half the price of The Green Mile, we expect sales this time around to be even more brisk, so please get your order in soon.

Me? I can't decide between being one of Pennywise's victims, or meeting my fate in Wolves of the Calla.

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Thanks to Ari

Throttle cover

Posted: December 2, 2008, 21:21
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Here is the cover for the audio edition of King and Hill's collaboration Throttle. The audio also contains the story Duel that inspired them.

You can pre-order your copy here.

Stephen King Goes to the Movies in hardback

Posted: November 29, 2008, 22:22
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Subterranean Press has now revealed that they will release Stephen King Goes to the Movies in hardback early next year.

Stephen King Goes to the Movies
By Stephen King
(preorder--shipping in early 2009)

Illustrated by Vincent Chong

Limited: $75 + $10 s&h

Straight from Stephen King’s website:

The #1 bestselling author reflects on the filming of five of his most popular short stories. Those movies are The Shawshank Redemption, 1408, Children of the Corn, The Mangler, and Hearts in Atlantis.

Includes an introduction, his personal commentary, and behind-the-scenes insights by Stephen.

The Subterranean Press edition of Stephen King Goes to the Movies is -- so far -- the only hardcover edition scheduled, and features full-color movie poster illustrations -- one for each story -- by Vincent Chong.

Our edition will also be smythe-sewn, printed in two colors throughout on 80# Finch paper, making it a perfect volume for your permanent shelf of favorite books.

Limited: 2000 unsigned hardcover copies

Please note:This title not eligible for any specials, coupons, savings certificates, or other special offers.

Thanks to Joachim de Koning and Douglas R. McDade

New stuff coming?

Posted: November 28, 2008, 12:10
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Is seems Subterranean Press is having some interesting stuff on the say. Here is what they said in a newsletter:

From the Subterranean Press latest newsletter :
"New Book Announcements Coming Soon — Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Neal
Stephenson, and More!

November 25, 2008

Just a quick note that we now have contracts in hand for a number of huge
projects in hand, and in the coming weeks we’ll be announcing brand new titles
by Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Neal Stephenson, and quite possibly a
surprise or two that will shock everyone.

To stay abreast of everything, please sign up for our mailing list — on the
right hand side of this page. Some of these books are certain to disappear
quickly."

Later they added this:

"Hey all,

Can tell you this. It'll be the only hardcover of this particular book -- at
least so far -- limited to 2000 unsigned copies, priced $75, with a bunch of
full color interior plates.

More info will be posted to the SubPress site soon.

Thanks to Herbert West

Some new Dollar Babies

Posted: November 27, 2008, 21:45
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Here are some Dollar Baby news for you.

Luke Cheney adapted, produced, and directed the Dollar Baby version of In the Deathroom told me that principle photography finished on Nov. 16 in Denver and that they plan to put the complete film in festivals across US in early 2009. He also told me that they combined the character of Heinz with the character of Ramon and changed the name of Mr. Fletcher to Mr. Adams.

The actors are: Matt Jackson as Mr. Adams, Rafael Hernandez as Escobar, Laura Chavez as The Unnamed Woman and Aaron Vieyra as Ramon (see image).

I also got a mail from Mikhail Tank with an update on My Pretty Pony. He told me that the Dollar Baby is currently in Pre-production, that tentative Shooting dates set in March 2009 and that the completion of the project is scheduled for May 2009. It has Paul Marin staring as the grandfather.

King and Prison Break

Posted: November 26, 2008, 23:28
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It seems King, like me, enjoysPrison Break:


Stephen King has declared his love for American drama series Prison Break.

The author said he would "walk over my grandmother" not to miss the programme, currently in its fourth season.

"I love Prison Break madly, deeply, truly. Simple as that," he wrote on EntertainmentWeekly.com.

"What makes this so much damned fun are bright exteriors, crisp cutting, outrageous action sequences, and, most of all, the acting ensemble.

"I especially enjoy William Fichtner as Alex Mahone - Fichtner's probably the best character actor on TV. These guys play it straight, so the audience does the same.

"There's also a crazy existential subtext: No matter what these hapless escapees do or how fast they run, they always end up...booya!...back in prison."

King continued by saying he would like to see the fifth season filmed in Siberia.

Recent rumours have suggested that the four-year series may be coming to an end after a Fox insider predicted a major scheduling shuffle to bloster dwindling US ratings.

Thanks to Ari

Mortality

Posted: November 23, 2008, 02:04
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Seems King has a new novella done. This is what the moderator on the official board said about it:

Right now he's working on the edits for Under the Dome. He did finish a novella called Mortality but I don't think that's been sold for publication yet."

Thanks to Herbert West

Guide to Gilead

Posted: November 18, 2008, 12:01
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A new speciall issue about The Dark Tower is on the way. This one is released in February and called The Dark Tower: Guide to Gilead and you can read a description and see the cover below.

Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & ROBIN FURTH
Illustrated by DAVID YARDIN and JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Since the Golden Age of Eld — when Gilead was first named the capital of the fledgling Kingdom of All-World — the city has served as Mid-World's most influential urban center. In the latest DARK TOWER handbook, explore Gilead's seedy Lower Town and its affluent West End corridor! Learn about the religions of Buffalo Star and the Queen o' Green Days! Marvel at the legend of Lord Perth! Beware the threats posed by the Blue-Faced Barbarians and Kuvian Night Soldiers! The GUIDE TO GILEAD is the only way to navigate the past, present and future of this magnificent metropolis!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Little Sisters of Eluria Limited Edition

Posted: November 13, 2008, 23:52
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Donald M. Grant reports that they are now taking orders for the limited edition of The Little Sisters of Eluria. It's anticipated to begin shipping on December 15th and this volume includes the revised and expanded version of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and the companion Dark Tower story, The Little Sisters of Eluria. It is illustrated by Michael Whelan who also illustrated the first and last volumes of The Dark Tower series. For more information visit Donald M. Grant’s web site.

King/Russo event

Posted: November 13, 2008, 23:50
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Here is all the info you need about the King/Russo event.

Under the Dome out in 2009

Posted: November 13, 2008, 15:35
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It is now official that Scribner will be publishing Steve's new novel, Under the Dome, in the fall of 2009!

King talks about Sunset

Posted: November 13, 2008, 09:32
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Here is a video interview with King, done at Borders. In it he talks about Just After Sunset and Duma Key. He also mentions Under the Dome at the end.


Thanks to Larry Fire