NEWS -

10 year anniversary

Posted: July 27, 2008, 21:25
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Bag of Bones is being released in a special 10 year anniversary trade paperback:

This special, low-priced 10th-anniversary trade paperback edition of Bag of Bones, features bonus text from Stephen King and is only available for fall 2008. It's his most gripping and unforgettable novel--a No. 1 bestseller around the world and to this day Scribner's bestselling King title--a tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and of haunting secrets of the past. The anniversary edition includes a Q&A with King where he talks about ghosts, secrets, and being alive

It’s being released on October 21 and you can pre-order your copy here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Pop of King:

Posted: July 27, 2008, 00:19
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King has a new column Stephen King's Guide to Movie Snacks out and you can read it here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

All you need to know about N.

Posted: July 25, 2008, 20:15
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Here is everything you need to know about N.:

When can I watch?
The first episode will be available Monday, July 28th, 2008 with a new one released EACH weekday until August 29th. Blocks of five episodes will be released on iTunes each Monday until August 25th.

How do I watch a preview of the first episode?
Just provide your name and email address and you can watch the first episode now on www.NisHere.com, before it is officially released.

How long is the series?
There are 25 episodes in total, with each episode running around 2 minutes.

Is “N.” an original video production?
Yes. The video series is based on King’s only previously unpublished short story from his forthcoming collection “Just After Sunset” (11/11/08), but it’s an original comic-style book adaptation specifically developed and produced for viewing on small screens. The episodes are presented in a highly designed “pan and scan” format, complete with comic book style graphics, an original score, sound effects, and a full cast of voiceovers that includes Emmy and Golden Globe award nominee actor Ben Shenkman.

Will “N.” ever be released as a comic book?
Yes. Stephen King and Marvel will be releasing a comic book miniseries based on “N.” in early 2009.

How can I get it?
You can watch “N.” online, on your mobile phone or download it at iTunes. Episodes will be made available simultaneously across the web and on mobile phones each weekday starting on July 28th.

Who's in it?
“N”: Jeff Perry
Johnny: Ben Shenkman
Sheila: Karen Ziemba
Charlie: Holter Graham

Can I read the press release?
Yes, you can read it here.

N. as an animated story

Posted: July 25, 2008, 13:27
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King's story N. is being turned into a 25 episodes animated film. You can find out more about it on King's official site.


Here is N. official site and here is an article about it:

In his new short-story collection, "Just After Sunset," Stephen King delivers his usual spooky tales. But to promote the book, he's come up with something unexpected: a video series based on one of the stories.

In a promotion expected to be announced Friday at Comic-Con, the big comic-book convention in San Diego, a previously unpublished story by Mr. King has been transformed by Marvel Comics into an animated video. The 25 episodes will be distributed in a variety of online and mobile channels ahead of the book's publication Nov. 11. Starting Monday, new episodes will be released daily, five times a week, through Aug. 29.


The willingness of Mr. King and publisher Scribner, an imprint of CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster book-publishing arm, to remix the story, "N.," into bite-size video vignettes underscores how eager publishers are to come up with new marketing techniques at a time when book sales are flat or slumping. Five years ago, Mr. King's publisher might have taken the creepy short story and offered it to a literary publication like "The New Yorker" in expectation that a first serial sale would create interest in "Just After Sunset." The story focuses on an unlucky psychiatrist whose latest patient is "infectious."

Scribner and Mr. King are betting that a digital adaptation designed for those with short attentions spans will be more productive. They're trying an increasingly common marketing technique. Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. film studio recently released a new online cartoon series to promote its new Batman film "The Dark Knight."

Beginning Monday, Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store will sell a pass for all 25 two-minute episodes based on Mr. King's 54-page story for $3.99. Amazon.com Inc. will sell the series too, at the same price.

Video episodes will also be available free on Monday for subscribers of various cellphone services and on the Web, on sites including CBS.com. In a nod to the everything-should-be-free crowd, fans can snag the video player online, and post the episodes on their own blogs or on social-networking sites.

To lure those who see the video into buying the book, at the end of each episode viewers will be directed to a Web site, NisHere.com, where they can pre-order "Just After Sunset" from a variety of online retailers.

For Scribner, the venture is a shot in the dark. There's no way of forecasting how well the videos will translate into book sales. While Scribner's corporate sibling, CBS Mobile, cites Nielsen data showing that roughly 14 million cellphone users in the U.S. pay for video services, it doesn't know how many of those people are regular book buyers. However, the links from the videos to the NisHere.com pre-ordering Web site will allow Scribner to get a sense of how many sales result from video viewings.

Mr. King is optimistic about the video's prospects. "I think they're readers," he says of likely video viewers. But he admits that the venture is "something of a test" whose outcome isn't certain.

The veteran thriller writer likens the effort to the bumpy experience of the first electronic books. "The first soldiers out of the trench are always machine-gunned. But somebody has to go first, and I'm curious about this. You try these things and see what happens."

Scribner publisher Susan Moldow says the imprint expects to attract a younger generation of readers. "Once they try Stephen King, they'll want more," she says. Scribner won't disclose its investment in the promotion. There will be a Scribner edition priced at $37.50 that includes a DVD of all 25 video episodes in addition to the traditional $28 standalone book.

Mr. King has long been interested in digital technology and its potential for attracting new readers. Back in 2000, the author and his publisher successfully released the novella "Riding the Bullet" solely on the Web. The work, free on some sites and $2.50 elsewhere, attracted a total of 400,000 downloads in the first 24 hours.

Not all his digital experiments have worked. Also in 2000, Mr. King posted six chapters of a budding novel, "The Plant," on his Web site, StephenKing.com, asking readers to pay $2 for each chapter. But eventually Mr. King suspended publication.

Now Mr. King is trying again, this time with the help of Marvel Entertainment Inc.'s Marvel Comics. He teamed with Marvel in 2006, when the two launched a comic-book series based on "The Dark Tower" -- a series of seven related novels that Mr. King wrote over a 22-year period. Marvel is also working on a 30-issue comic-book adaptation of Mr. King's classic apocalyptic novel "The Stand" that will go on sale in 2009.

Marvel created the video episodes of "N." specifically for small screens, with tighter camera shots and slower movements. "This isn't about reading a comic book on a tiny screen," says Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel Entertainment's senior vice president.

Source, including a clip from N.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Stand preview

Posted: July 24, 2008, 23:58
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Here is a preview of the first three pages of the first issue of The Stand.

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And here is an interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for The Stand.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Perkins interview

Posted: July 24, 2008, 00:26
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Here is an interview with The Stand artist Mike Perkins

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Cover of issue #2

Posted: July 23, 2008, 13:52
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Here is the cover of issue #2 of Treachery as well as the description of issue 1 and 2.

Issue #1
The ka-tet of Roland, Alain and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it’s taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland’s father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son’s life in Hambry—John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain’s life may be forfeit.

Issue #2
With the battle between the evil John Farson's Big Coffin Hunters and Steven Deschain and his gunslingers finally over, the true death toll is revealed. Will Roland's father be among the dead? Meanwhile, in Gilead, as Roland suffers from the after-effects of his multiple encounters with Maerlyn's Grapefruit, his ka-tet desperately requires his presence at the all-important coming-of-age feast the next night, or the consequences will be dire. Worse still, Cort, the gunslingers' mentor, has chosen his niece, Aileen, to become the betrothed of young Roland…and Cort rarely takes no for an answer.

The Stand illustrations

Posted: July 22, 2008, 15:33
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Ain't it Cool gave us this images from The Stand today. The right one is the cover for issue #2.

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Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Stephen King Goes to the Movies cover

Posted: July 17, 2008, 22:43
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Here is the cover to Stephen King Goes to the Movies and a description of the book from The Fire Wire:

Here is the cover for the upcoming book, “Stephen King Goes to the Movies” which is scheduled to be released on January 27th, 2009. 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. The 400 page paperback book includes an introduction, his personal commentary, and behind-the-scenes insights by Stephen King.

Thanks to Larry Fire

More Children of the Corn

Posted: July 17, 2008, 22:41
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Looks like a new Children of the Corn is on it’s way. This news is from Bloody Disgusting:

We broke the news back in June that Producer Donald P. Borchers would be writing and directing his own remake of Children of the Corn for the Sci-Fi Channel and Anchor Bay Entertainment, only that's just the beginning. We learned today that Dimension Films still owns the rights to the Stephen King story and has every intention of adapting it once again for the big screen! No word yet on who will tackle the project, but this could be cool if they do it right. More news as it comes in.

Thanks to everyone who sent me this news.

The Talisman demo

Posted: July 17, 2008, 22:36
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Here is a short film based on The Talisman made by Canadian director Mathieu Ratthe. Maybe this one can get some attention so that this movie eventually be made.

SlashFilm came across an impressive demo reel created by Canadian director Mathieu Ratthe who took it upon himself to write, direct and produce a 6:30 minute demo reel based on the opening chapter of "The Talisman" written by Stephen King and Peter Straub. The rights to the film adaptation have been held by Stephen Spielberg for what seems like forever with directors such as Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) and Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) dropping off the project in the past. In 2006 TNT announced the book would be turned into an epic, six-hour adaptation of the story with Ehren Kruger (The Skeleton Key, The Ring) adapting the story. Word was that the adaptation would hit television screens in summer of 2008, but I can only assume if that was actually the case that the writers' strike put a huge kink in the works.
So, this leaves everything in limbo as far as I know, but with Ratthe's short, which actually runs only 4 minutes before the 2:30 minute credit sequence, some eyes may once again open.

He managed to get Cameron Bright (X-Men 3, Birth, Godsend) to star as Jack Sawyer, a boy who goes on a quest through this world and through a parallel world known as The Territories, experiencing both good and evil in each. His goal is to obtain a mysterious talisman that will save his dying mother's life, as well as the life of her twinner, the Queen of The Territories.

Check it out here.

Thanks to everyone who sent me this news.

Samuel L. Jackson in a new King movie?

Posted: July 3, 2008, 00:37
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In an interview with Cemetery Dance Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech revealed the following:

CEMETERY DANCE: You're also involved in several Stephen King projects. Can you update us on their progress?

CHIZMAR/SCHAECH: We have been working on FROM A BUICK 8 for so long and are finally so close to a "go" that we are afraid to talk too much about it and jinx it. What we can say is that we are currently working on one final rewrite for director Tobe Hooper and producer Mick Garris and the good folks at Amicus (producers of the recent STUCK and forthcoming IT'S ALIVE remake). Once the rewrite is completed, they are prepared to go right into pre-production with plans to film on the East Coast.

We also adapted BLACK HOUSE for Akiva Goldsman (A BEAUTIFUL MIND, I AM LEGEND, CINDARELLA MAN) and his Weed Road production company. As opposed to BUICK, where we are writers and producers, we are only writers on BLACK HOUSE, so we are just along for the ride. Hopefully, something will happen soon.

Finally, there is a third King adaptation we are working on with Samuel L. Jackson...but we can't say much about this for another couple months.

From a Buick 8 moving along

Posted: July 3, 2008, 00:33
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Here are some info about the movie version of From a Buick 8:

CHIZMAR/SCHAECH: We have been working on FROM A BUICK 8 for so long and are finally so close to a "go" that we are afraid to talk too much about it and jinx it. What we can say is that we are currently working on one final rewrite for director Tobe Hooper and producer Mick Garris and the good folks at Amicus (producers of the recent STUCK and forthcoming IT'S ALIVE remake). Once the rewrite is completed, they are prepared to go right into pre-production with plans to film on the East Coast.

Under the Dome will be long

Posted: July 3, 2008, 00:24
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According to King's MB moderator, the manuscript for Under the Dome is currently 1100 pages and may reach 1800 pages before he's finished.

And since the final three books in The Dark Tower series were 2500 pages in total in manuscript this is going to be a long book.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Two Dark Tower comic reviews

Posted: July 1, 2008, 07:56
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Tomorrow Marvel released the last issue of The Long Road Home as well as Dark Tower: End-World Almanac. I’ve had the chance to read them and if you click on the covers below you can see what I think of them.

          

Sketch teaser

Posted: July 1, 2008, 07:54
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Here is a taste from The Stand sketchbook I told you about yesterday. I got this page from the eminent blog and if you go there you’ll find even more.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Dolan's Cadillac is filming in LA

Posted: July 1, 2008, 07:24
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Dolan's Cadillac hits Las Vegas:

It's taken more than a decade to get its motor running, but "Dolan's Cadillac" has finally hit the streets of Las Vegas.

The big-screen Stephen King adaptation -- about a teacher (Wes Bentley) obsessed with avenging his wife's murder at the hands of the title mobster (Christian Slater) -- is scheduled to wrap a three-day shoot Tuesday at locations ranging from the Strip to the Fremont Street Experience to the desert.

The tale (featured in King's 1993 "Nightmares and Dreamscapes") takes place in Las Vegas, but most of the shoot took place far north of Glitter City, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Interview and sketchbook

Posted: June 30, 2008, 11:54
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Here is an interview with Mike Perkins, who's illustrating The Stand comic. In it (among other things) he mentions a sketchbook that will be released within a week and (like with The Dark Tower sketchbook) it'll be free.

In other words; Go hunt for it now!


The sketchbook introduces you to the initial characters through the design work I've done. There's also some cover roughs and finished designs from myself and Lee Bermejo, as well as the promo piece that was teased in New York at Comic Con.

Stephen's Picks for the week of June 27th, 2008

Posted: June 29, 2008, 11:53
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Stephen has been Reading:
Hollywood Crows
by Joseph Wambaugh
- It is excellent

Stephen has been Watching:
Poultrygeist
- It's hilarious

Stephen has been Watching:
The Happening
- ....so sue me

Stephen has been Listening To:
Just Us Kids
by James McMurtry
- A masterpiece!

Stephen has been Listening To:
Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
by Coldplay
- Close to a masterpiece!

Dolan's Cadillac

Posted: June 27, 2008, 00:13
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More news about Dolan's Cadillac:

Director dishes on Dolan's Cadillac

Christian Slater, Wes Bentley and Jeff Beesley all have something in common. All of them have however, had a hand in filming the movie Dolan's Cadillac in recent weeks. The movie, which has been filmed in Moose Jaw, Las Vegas and other areas of southern Saskatchewan is just finishing filming near Bethune.

Moose Jaw's Jeff Beesley is directing the film. He says it's been an honour to work with such a talented cast and crew including Wes Bentley and Christian Slater, who play the lead roles. “He (Christian Slater) came in for the first 12 days of production and you know there's a reason he Christian Slater, he's fantastic. There was a long history to this project, a lot of actors wanted to play his part Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dennis Hopper and none of them for one reason or another could do it. So to actually see it happen and see someone like Slater do it I think audiences are really going to be satisfied with what he does”.

We caught up with Beesley during filming north of Bethune yesterday. He says while most of his colleagues have moved to places they consider "greener pastures" ... he says he's really blessed to be able to stay in Moose Jaw, make films and be with friends and family. “It's my hometown and the place I still live and I have long said how great it is for the economy and for the fabric of the community to shoot films in Moose Jaw. Everyone welcomed us with open arms... and I mean the Montreal crew that came and the producers and everyone from all over the world were blown away with the locations we got in Moose Jaw”.

Beesley admits it can be a challenge filming a movie in Saskatchewan that's supposed to be set in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We have to be very strategic about how we do it and we have to work very closely with the art department and the director of photography to make sure it's shot appropriately. There's going to be some CGI in the movie obviously sometimes when we're getting into areas that are too flat we'll be putting in some mountains and there is 4 days of shooting in Las Vegas so we will be getting a lot of authentic locations spun throughout”.

Dolan's Cadillac is based on a Stephen King short story. It's about a man who seeks to avenge his wife's murder We asked Wes Bentley, who plays the lead role what he thinks about working with Beesley. “Jeff's terrible, I hate working with him. He makes everyday so hard”, Bentley laughed. “No, Jeff's a great guy, he's a hidden talent. He took a script that could have been a typical generic revenge movie but Jeff is not a generic man. He's got a beautiful mind and he made this a real joy to work on as well”.

In the film, Wes Bentley plays a man looking to avenge his wife's murder. That means killing a well-protected mob boss played by Christian Slater. No word when Dolan's Cadillac will be ready for theatrical release, but the hope is that it might appear at a film festival as early as next spring.

King in EW

Posted: June 23, 2008, 08:16
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A short article--about a 1/4 page, not a column--appears in the new EW, their 1000th issue. It's a part of a series written by various celebrities called "My Favorite Year". King's is 1999--or, more precisely, 7/1999-7/2000. You'll have to go to page 108 of the 6/27-7/4 issue to read it though.

Also, Playing Against Hype has finally arrived online, and here it is.

Thanks to willowlove.

New Dead Zone movie?

Posted: June 21, 2008, 23:44
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Anthony Michael Hall talks about a Dead Zone movie:

Anthony Michael Hall, who played psychic Johnny Smith on USA Network's The Dead Zone, told SCI FI Wire that there's talk about a movie and that he'd be open to one, but added that he wasn't particularly optimistic about the possibility. Hall starred for six seasons on the show.

"There's talk about it," Hall said during an interview to promote the just-released DVD set The Dead Zone: The Final Season. "I don't think we had the size of a cult following that, let's say, The X-Files did. You look at Sex and the City or The X-Files, these movies were done long after the shows pumped out their last episodes."

Interestingly, The Dead Zone had a previous incarnation as a 1983 feature film, which starred Christopher Walken as Smith. Some shots of the Dead Zone TV pilot appear to have been borrowed from that film, though the TV show introduced new characters and departed greatly from the movie's premise. Both TV show and movie were based on Stephen King's book of the same name.

In any case, Hall said that he remains grateful for his chance to do the show. "I would certainly be open to the potential for [a reunion feature]," he said. "I would never turn my back on what [the show's late producer] Michael Piller did for me. He gave me this incredible opportunity. When I look back at [my] career, I view him and John Hughes as almost guardian angels of my career."

Piller handpicked Hall to play Smith after watching him play Bill Gates in the cable-television movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. "He and his son, Shawn, were great partners, along with [co-executive producer] Lloyd Segan," Hall said. "These guys, we made it a family affair. ... So I was grateful for the experience, and I would certainly entertain it if they wanted to pursue a film. Am I optimistic about it? Not really, but I certainly wouldn't turn my back on the opportunity." (USA Network is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.) --Ian Spelling

Long Road Home covers

Posted: June 18, 2008, 23:04
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Here are all three covers for the fifth issue of The Long Road Home

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Thanks to Takeo Harada

King on Under the Dome

Posted: June 18, 2008, 15:36
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Here is a question about the upcoming Under the Dome from King's official site, with an answer from King himslef:

Question:
In his book The Art of Darkness, Douglas Winter quotes King as saying "I worked on a book called The Cannibals–I had started it five years before, but it was called Under the Dome then. It didn't get finished either time." So according to this quote The Cannibals and Under the Dome are the same book, or more precisely two attempts to write the same story. However SK's comments in the introduction to Blaze suggest that these are two different books. Could you please clarify this, Ms. Mod?

Here's Steve's response:
Those stories were two very different attempts to utilize the same idea, which concerns itself with how people behave when they are cut off from the society they've always belonged to. Also, my memory of THE CANNIBALS is that it, like NEEDFUL THINGS, was a kind of social comedy. The new UNDER THE DOME is played dead straight.

Treachery #1

Posted: June 18, 2008, 08:09
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Here is some info about third arc of The Dark Tower comic; Treachery:

DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1 (of 6)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE

The ka-tet of Roland, Alain and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn's Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it's taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland's father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son's life in Hambry—John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain's life may be forfeit.

40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

Thanks to Takeo Harada

Captain Trips #1

Posted: June 18, 2008, 08:05
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Here is some info about The Stand comic:

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled & Inked by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO

It begins here: the apocalyptic epic battle between good and evil based on the classic bestseller by master of horror Stephen King! On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something that will send Charlie Campion and his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family--and the rest of America--they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: A virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity's last stand! Be there as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four) teams with artist Mike Perkins (Captain America) for the first arc in the next great Stephen King event!

32 PGS./ Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

Thanks to Takeo Harada

Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Posted: June 17, 2008, 14:45
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Here are some info about the book Stephen King Goes to the Movies:

Estimated Release: January 27th, 2009
The #1 bestselling author reflects on the filming of five of his most popular short stories. Those movies are The Shawshank Redemption, 1408, Disciples of the Crow, The Mangler, and Hearts in Atlantis.

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

New design on King's site

Posted: June 17, 2008, 14:44
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Here is a preview of the new Stephen King site that will launch in a month or so. Remember though that it's just a preview so far, a work in progress.

King and Hill at the movies?

Posted: June 17, 2008, 11:49
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King and Hill collaboration to be a movie?

Producer Purchases King, Hill's Throttle
Source:Variety June 17, 2008

Before it has even published, the first literary collaboration between Stephen King and son Joe Hill (who's every bit as good as his pop in the old days) is being snatched up for the big screen.

Throttle, a 60-page novella, is set to appear in the 2009 anthology collection He is Legend, a tome dedicated to Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). According to Variety, producer Nick Wechsler recently optioned the adaptation rights. Wechsler was the key cat to bring Cormac McCarthy's The Road to Dimension Films. His next step is to find the King-Hill material a home to develop it.

Throttle follows a father and son, members of a biker gang, who are tailed by a 18-wheel tanker truck. Yes, there are shades of Duel, but what the hell do you expect from a story that was geared for a Matheson tribute?

King most recently penned Duma Key. Hill is stepping up his book-to-film adaptations with Heart-Shaped Box which is in development with Neil Jordan at the helm. His graphic novel Locke and Key is set up at Dimension.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Duma Key cover

Posted: June 17, 2008, 11:48
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Here is the cover for the upcoming paperback edition of Duma Key

Children of the Corn again

Posted: June 16, 2008, 22:45
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It seems there is a remake of Children of the Corn in the making...

Some weird, weird, weird news came in this morning that caught me a little off guard. What we received was word that a remake of Children of the Corn is gearing up for production this August in Eastern Central Iowa - and Dimension Films is not involved. Inside you'll find out who is writing, directing and also check out an early shooting synopsis!

Update: The remake is being produced by Anchor Bay Entertainment for a Sci-Fi Channel premiere.

Here's the shocker, Bloody-Disgusting learned that Donald P. Borchers - producer of the original 1984 film - is directing the latest incarnation if CHILDREN OF THE CORN from his own screenplay!

His previous directing credits include Perfect Fit (1999) and Grave Secrets (1989). He also associate produced The Beastmaster (1984).

The film is currently casting with the following synopsis making the rounds: Former Vietnam vet BURT's marriage to former prom queen VICKY is on the rocks, but Burt hopes to rekindle their old flame with a second honeymoon driving trip. Unfortunately, their journey takes them into the heart of darkness - a seemingly deserted rural community that conceals a grim secret among its rows of tall corn...

It was also revealed that this will be a period piece set in the 1970s.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

34th most powerful celebrity

Posted: June 16, 2008, 22:43
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Stephen King is voted the 34th most powerful celebrity according to the Forbes Celebrity 100 List. Read more here
Thanks to Larry Fire

Graduation Afternoon

Posted: June 16, 2008, 22:42
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The Australian magazine Black is publishing King’s short story Graduation Afternoon. Read more here.
Thanks to Rocky Wood and Gary Kemble

Interview with Marsha DeFilippo

Posted: June 9, 2008, 09:07
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You have all read her name in articles about Stephen King. Some of you have read her posts on King’s official message board, now you get a chance to read an interview with her here on Lilja’s Library. Let me present to you Stephen King’s assistant, Marsha DeFilippo.

More Dolan

Posted: June 8, 2008, 14:44
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Here are more info about the filming of Dolan's Cadillac.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Posted: June 8, 2008, 14:28
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Here is some info about an upcoming book about King's movies called Stephen King Goes to the Movies:

According to Scribner, Stephen King provides new commentary and introductions to 5 of his favorite short stories that have been turned into films. The 400 page paperback book will be released on January 27, 2009.

The info is from Larry Fire's Blogg The Fire Wire and you can pre-order the book here.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Review of issue #4

Posted: June 5, 2008, 23:05
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Issue #4 of The Long Road Home is out and here is my review of it.

Dark Tower: End-World Almanac preview

Posted: June 4, 2008, 00:11
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Here are some artwork previews and a description of the upcoming Dark Tower: End-World Almanac. It’s being released on July 2.

Your Guide to the Dark Tower Universe
End-World, full of unexpected surprises, can change at any minute and shows no mercy to its inhabitants. Dark Tower: End-World Almanac, written by Anthony Flamini and Dark Tower: The Long Road Home writer, Robin Furth, is your one stop shop for anything End-World related. Traversing through the destitute dream realm is no pleasant walk in the park for anyone—but what secrets does it hold? Serving as an eye opening experience to the potential dangers that face Roland Deschain and his ka-tet, this book features all new, never before seen artwork by fan favorite David Yardin (Storm) and a cover by the Eisner nominated Dark Tower team of Jae Lee and Richard Isanove. Dark Tower: End-World Almanac, covering such locations like the torn landscapes of Thunderclap, the bitter cold heights of Empathica and other End-World hotspots, is your only chance to fully understand the Dark Tower universe!



Covers for issue #4

Posted: June 2, 2008, 20:18
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Here are the three different covers for issue #4 of The Long Road Home.

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