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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…

Preview from issue #6

Posted: June 12, 2007, 15:26
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Here are some previews from issue #6 of Gunslinger Born.

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Thanks to Bev Vincent

The title is Ayana

Posted: June 11, 2007, 21:54
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I just got confirmation from King's office that the title of the new story mentioned when King was in Canada is Ayana .

The Gingerbread Girl

Posted: June 11, 2007, 20:36
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Here are more info about The Gingerbread Girl from Associated Press:

NEW YORK - A new Stephen King thriller will be published in its entirely in the July issue of Esquire. "The Gingerbread Girl," a 21,000-word novella covering 23 pages, will arrive at newsstands Tuesday.

"Over the last year, we've been trying to breathe life back into magazine fiction," Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger said Monday in a statement. "The best way to do that is to publish nothing other than event fiction-stories that have something in addition to their literary merit to call attention to themselves."

Esquire has a long history of publishing original fiction, including Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Norman Mailer's "An American Dream." King, too, has released works through other media. In 2000, he serialized an original novel, "The Plant," from his Web site.

According to Esquire, "The Gingerbread Girl" tells "the story of Emily, who flees to the secluded Vermillion Key off of Florida's coast after the death of her infant child. Her new neighbor also enjoys the privacy of the key, but the women he brings with him never return home. Emily's curiosity leads her right into the hands of the madman, but it's her legs that are her only hope for survival."

Thanks to willowlove

Clips from 1408

Posted: June 11, 2007, 15:18
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Here you can check out 8 clips from 1408.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Alternate ending and DVD

Posted: June 11, 2007, 15:16
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Bloody-Disgusting has some news about the eniding and DVD edition of 1408:

Star Mary McCormack spilled the beans to Bloody-Disgusting that there were two ending shot for 1408, one that spells out a different fate for John Cusack's character Mike Enslin, who finds himself trapped in a haunted hotel room with the clock counting down from 60:00.

Director Mikael Håfström, who tells us is a big fan of Bloody-Disgusting, confirmed the news also adding that the other ending was too much of a "downer". He also tells us that the DVD will contain numerous deleted scenes.

Thanks to SLL

Cover for Esquire

Posted: June 11, 2007, 09:05
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Here is the cover for the July issues of Esquire with King’s The Gingerbread Girl.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Hafstrom talks 1408

Posted: June 11, 2007, 08:56
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Cinemablend has a podcast with Mikael Hafstrom, director of 1408.

Thanks to Louis Sytsma

Lilja’s Library Blaze Week

Posted: June 10, 2007, 23:59
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Welcome to Lilja’s Library Blaze Week. As you all know Blaze is released this week and I think that is something that needs to be celebrated. So this week I’ll have the following prepared for you all:

Monday:
My review of Blaze

Monday – Wednesday:
Contest with UK editions of the book as prizes.

Wednesday:
Interview with King's UK editor Philippa Pride

Thursday – Sunday:
Contest with US editions of the book as prizes.

Enjoy!
Lilja

King in Canada

Posted: June 9, 2007, 09:31
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Here is an article about King visiting Canada to collect lifetime achievement award.

King's publisher also said that King delivered to her that morning a new short story called I, Anna that dealt with an older woman. She said she had no idea when it would ever see print but that it was a personal and moving story.

Thanks to Rocky Wood and Brent Phillips

Cover for the 2nd printing

Posted: June 8, 2007, 19:38
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Here is the cover of the 2nd printing of issue #4 of Gunslinger Born. It’s done by Philip Tan and will be on sale July 4th. Strangely enough issue #3 has not yet sold out.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

New UK paperbacks

Posted: June 8, 2007, 08:47
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On June 14 Hodder & Stoughton releases new paperback editions of The Bachman Books, The Reulators, The Running Man and Thinner. You can see the new covers below.

The Gingerbread Girl out now

Posted: June 8, 2007, 00:27
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It seams that the July Esquire with The Gingerbread Girl is now out:

I've now seen the July Esquire in a library and can report that "The Gingerbread Girl" runs about 23 pages, including a title page, photos and illustrations. Angelina Jolie's on the cover, so it'll be hard to miss.

Thanks to Willowlove

King talks Duma Key

Posted: June 8, 2007, 00:26
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Bev Vincent gave the following report about the Edgar Awards event:

King was interviewed by Hard Case Crime's Charles Ardai at the Edgar Awards last month in NYC. I just received a DVD of the interview. During the lengthy talk, King had this to say about Duma Key:

1) As of last month, he was still working on revisions

2) He once described the book as The Maltese Falcon meets The Shining

3) He was walking down a lonely, quiet road in Florida one evening. Most of the houses on the road were empty. He noticed a sign that said "Slow -- Children Playing," but he'd never seen any children there before. Maybe their ghost children, he thought. He had an image of these ghost kids walking behind him and he decided at that moment that somewhere in Duma Key there were going to be dead children.

4) The book also features a mystery from the 1920s that required him to do some research.

5) The book is in part about memories -- how we keep them and how they change. How we remember things one way and someone else remembers them another way.

6) Edgar's new talent, discovered after his accident and after he moves to Florida, is reminiscent of Patrick Danville's skill (though King did not mention Patrick during the interview)

7) There was a famous child kidnapping/murder case that played out while King was in Florida. Videotape captured the kidnapping--a man walked up to the missing girl in a parking lot and lured her away. The brief video played over and over on the news. At one instant, it captures the young girl looking up at her captor with a look of trust. When the culprit was caught, he said, "I got high and did a terrible thing." King was so angry with the guy that he decided to put him in the book and do a bad thing to him.

In unrelated news, King mentioned that he at one time considered writing a Travis McGee novel. He had the whole thing imagined in his head -- it was going to be called CHROME and would start with Meyer being shot and seriously injured while he and Travis were out for a walk on the beach. The question was going to be whether the shooter had been after Meyer or Trav.

King was serious enough about the book to track down John D. MacDonald's son and literary estate guardian in Australia or New Zealand, but the younger MacDonald wouldn't give him permission to do the book.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Blaze site

Posted: June 7, 2007, 22:28
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With five day's left until Blaze is released there is now an official site for the book.