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Mist poster again

Posted: August 1, 2007, 00:29
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Here is a better scan of the movie poster for The Mist.

Thanks to Larry Fire

The Long Road Home in February 2008

Posted: August 1, 2007, 00:09
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The title of the second story arc based on King’s The Dark Tower is The Long Road Home and the first issue in that arc will be released in February 2008.

And here you can find some previews from issue #7 of Gunslinger Born.

Duma Key plot

Posted: August 1, 2007, 00:07
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Here is more about the plot in Duma Key:

DUMA KEY is the engaging, fascinating story of a man who discovers an incredible talent for painting after a freak accident in which he loses an arm. He moves to a 'new life' in Duma Key, off Florida's West Coast; a deserted strip, part beach, part weed-tangled, owned by a patroness of the arts whose twin sisters went missing in the 1920s.

Duma Key is where out-of-season hurricanes tears lives apart and a powerful undertow lures lost and tormented souls. Here Freemantle is inspired to paint the amazing sunsets. But soon the paintings become predictive, even dangerous. Freemantle knows the only way forward is to discover what happened to the twin sisters -- and what is the secret of the strange old lady who holds the key?

The story is about friendship, about the bond between a father and his daughter. And about memory, truth and art. It is also is a metaphor for the life and inspiration of a writer, and an exploration of the nature, power and influence of fiction.

Thanks to Neil Jarvis

New UK covers

Posted: August 1, 2007, 00:06
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Here are some new paperback covers from the UK.




Thanks to Neil Jarvis

The Long Walk

Posted: July 29, 2007, 00:00
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This was reported by Bloody-Disgusting today:

During an interview to promote Dimension Films' upcoming Stephen King adaptation, The Mist, director Frank Darabont revealed that he is in fact going to helm King's The Long Walk once he has completed Fahrenheit 451. The film is about a walk where the winner gets the ultimate prize - anything they want for life, and the losers get punished with death! The rules are simple - If you walk too slow, you get a warning, 4 warnings and you are shot. There is only one winner, and the story concentrates on a loosely held group of individuals that become friends and enemies during this inhumane walk. One by one Ray Garraty sees the people around him die, and he faces the truths of his own entry into the Long Walk, and those of his new "friends". He is aware that only one will survive all the way, but it is not until the end that he realized the finality of his situation, and he slowly looses his sanity piece by piece.

Thanks to Sabredrive2

New DVD edition of The Shining

Posted: July 26, 2007, 23:34
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Here are some info about a new DVD edition of The Shining:

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection on 23rd October 2007. In the works for some time now, the films of Stanley Kubrick have been restored and remastered for this new collection which is expected to feature a large number of both archive and new bonus features. A full press release is yet to be issued, but we do have some preliminary information, prices and even some artwork for you…

The Shining (2-Disc Special Edition) - $20.97

Thanks to Shawn S. Lelaos

Emmy nominations for N&D

Posted: July 21, 2007, 02:08
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In today's Emmy nominations Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TNT) received the following nominations:

* Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic)
* Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)
and the big-one:
* Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for William H Macy in 'Umney's Last Case'

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Duma Key on Jan 22nd

Posted: July 16, 2007, 23:10
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King's official site reports that Scribner has announced that the U.S. On-sale date for Duma Key will be January 22, 2008.

Newsletter

Posted: July 13, 2007, 23:32
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Misery on DVD

Posted: July 13, 2007, 20:05
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Here is a new DVD edition of Misery. It’s being released on October 2nd in the US and the special features includes the following:

- Widescreen Feature Film
- Feature Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
- Feature Commentary by screenwriter William Goldman
- Featurette: Misery Loves Company
- Featurette: Marc Shaiman's Musical Misery Tour
- Featurette: Diagnosing Annie Wilkes
- Featurette: Advice for the Stalked
- Featurette: Profile of a Stalker
- Featurette: Celebrity Stalkers
- Featurette: Anti?Stalking Laws
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original Theatrical Teaser

Thanks to Dean Jones

Forigne Lisey's

Posted: July 13, 2007, 19:55
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Here are two forigne editions of Lisey’s Story. The French (to the left) Histoire De Lisey will be released on September 2nd and the South Korea edition (to the right) Lisey Iyagi will be released in July.

Thanks to Herbert West and Je-Hyong Jo

Shawshank on YouTube

Posted: July 13, 2007, 19:46
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Here is a YouTube link to some deleted scenes from Shawshank Redemption.

Thanks to Louis Sytsma

The Pop of King: Goodbye, Harry

Posted: July 6, 2007, 23:26
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Here is King's latest column. It's called Goodbye, Harry and can be found in the July 13th issue.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin

New Gunslinger covers

Posted: July 6, 2007, 09:08
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Click for a larger image

Here is the cover of the 3rd printing of issue #1 (it’s done by Jae Lee), the cover of the 3rd printing of issue #2 (also done by Jae Lee) and the cover of the 2nd printing of issue #3 (done by John Romita Jr) of Gunslinger Born.

Thanks to Hubert Spandowski

Cujo DVD cover

Posted: July 6, 2007, 09:07
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Here is the cover of the new DVD edition of Cujo.

Thanks to Hubert Spandowski

No Guidebook released yet.

Posted: July 5, 2007, 23:22
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In issue #6 of Gunslinger Born there is an ad saying that The Gunslinger Guidebook now is out. That is not the case. The book moved after the ad was printed. The Gunslinger Guidebook is released on August 1st.

No Cell in October

Posted: July 5, 2007, 23:21
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~ ~ Correction ~ ~

The Cell info from yesterday was not correct. No date for when Cell will start shooting has been set yet. Eli Roth said the following to Movieweb.com.

"Right now, I literally, this weekend, I just got back from Europe doing International Press for Hostel: Part II. That was on Saturday that I landed. Cell is a little bit away. I'm gonna have to take some time and decompress and just unwind a little bit and start some time in, probably, 2008."

Cell to start shooting in October

Posted: July 3, 2007, 18:40
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I just found out (from my mole in the studio) that Cell starts shooting in October this year. More info to come...

Duma Key to be 592 pages long

Posted: July 2, 2007, 21:54
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Scribner confirmed today that the tentative page count for Duma Key is 592. It's still subject to change though but that is what they are aiming for.

Clive Barker speaks

Posted: July 2, 2007, 21:52
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Here is the full text of Clive Barker's speech from when The Canadian Booksellers Association presented King with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King narrates Duma Key

Posted: July 2, 2007, 18:07
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It's now confirmed that King will narrate the audio edition of Duma Key himself. You can pre-order the US edition here.

Insomnia: The Motion Picture

Posted: July 2, 2007, 13:09
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Insomnia announced at Fangoria Weekend.

It was announced at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors that Rob Schmidt, director of Wrong Turn, will direct a big screen adaptation of Insomnia.

When asked how he was going to handle bringing such a long story to theatres, Schmidt related that he'll be focusing a lot on the town itself.

Ralph and Lois open the story as older folks who get younger. In order to achieve this, Schmidt revealed that young actors in their thirties will be playing the roles in age make-up that will be removed progressively to give that fountain of youth effect, courtesy of another Wrong Turn alumnus, Stan Winston.

"I'm doing the film mainly because King was such a big fan of Wrong Turn!" says director Schmidt.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New DVD

Posted: July 2, 2007, 13:05
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Paramount Home Entertainment is packing The Stand, The Langoliers and The Golden Years together as a single release. This will be a 5-DVD gift set and you can pre-order your copy here for $35.99. The release date is September 25th.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin

Cujo on DVD

Posted: June 24, 2007, 01:37
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A new DVD edition of Cujo will be released on September 25th. Here are the bonus material you'll find on it:

- Commentary by director Lewis Teague
- A three-part biography featuring brand-new interviews with Dee Wallace, Robert Singer, King biographer Douglas E. Winter...

..and more!

Thanks to Paul Poroshin

King in Hollywood

Posted: June 21, 2007, 13:00
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Here is an article about King in Hollywood from USA Today.


Thanks to Bev Vincent

King on torture porn

Posted: June 21, 2007, 09:21
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Here are King's thoughts on the artistic merits of torture porn.

Thanks to Miss X

King's best rock songs

Posted: June 20, 2007, 08:25
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Here is a video version of King's best rock songs column, hosted by the man himself.

Thanks to Willowlove

The Mist in 3D

Posted: June 20, 2007, 08:14
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Simon & Schuster will re-release the 3D sound edition of The Mist in October. Read more here.

Authors photo

Posted: June 20, 2007, 00:27
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Here is the authors photo for Duma Key.

King about 1408

Posted: June 19, 2007, 16:49
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A message from Stephen regarding 1408

It's a pleasure to be able to recommend 1408, the Dimension Pictures adaptation of my story. It stars John Cusack and opens this Friday. This is a genuinely disquieting movie--the damn thing gets under your skin and just CRAWLS there. For one thing, what could be more terrifying than a man haunted by The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun?" I doubt if you'll hear much screaming in the theater (I could be wrong about that), but a lot of people are going to be sleeping with the lights on when it's over.

-Steve

False site

Posted: June 19, 2007, 15:04
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I just got confirmation from King’s office that the site claiming filming of The Dark Tower will start on Friday is false.

1408 interview

Posted: June 18, 2007, 22:30
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Here is an interview with John Cusack and Samuel Jackson about 1408.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New interview

Posted: June 18, 2007, 22:26
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Here is a new interview with King from NYDaily News.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King's pics

Posted: June 18, 2007, 08:30
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Here are King's pics for the week starting with June 11:

Stephen is reading: The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
Stephen is listening to: Brick House by Joan Osborne
Stephen is watching: Black Snake Moan
There are no comments regarding this week's picks.

Thanks to willowlove

No Cell any time soon

Posted: June 18, 2007, 08:29
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Eli Roth provides an update on his adaptation of Cell, which was supposed to be his next big project.

“I am not directing CELL any time soon, and I most likely will take the rest of the year to write my other projects. Which means I wouldn't shoot until the spring, and you wouldn't see a film directed by me in the cinemas until at least next fall (2008)."

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Dead Zone season 6

Posted: June 15, 2007, 13:00
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On Sunday The Dead Zone returns with season 6. Here is an ad for it.


1408 premier

Posted: June 14, 2007, 15:16
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Here is a photo from the premier of 1408 Westwood, California.


Thanks to Ari

King on The Hour

Posted: June 14, 2007, 13:18
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George Stroumboulopoulos interview with King from Canadian late-night TV show 'The Hour' is now online.

Thanks to Louis Sytsma and Rick Matthews

Interview with Philippa Pride

Posted: June 12, 2007, 23:57
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Philippa Pride is Stephen King’s UK editor and she was kind to take time of in her busy schedule to talk to me about life as an editor to one of the biggest authors alive today. Here is what she had to say…