The Dark Tower in other languages then English?

Posted: January 31, 2007, 12:53
Here is some indications that The Dark Tower comic will be released in other languages then English. This is from a mail sent out from King's official site:

The foreign translated version deals are being worked through now and when we have more information we will let you know in which languages and territories they will available.

Cell commercial

Posted: January 31, 2007, 10:57
Hodder has done a commercial video for the paperback release of Cell. Check it out here.

Interview with Mikael Håfström

Posted: January 29, 2007, 23:55
With the premier of 1408 getting closer I got a chance to talk to director Mikael Håfström about the movie. You can see what he had to say here.

Review of 1408

Posted: January 27, 2007, 20:02
Here is an early review of 1408.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

More cast for The Mist

Posted: January 26, 2007, 10:58
Darkhorizons reports that Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden has joined the cast for The Mist.

Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden will join Thomas Jane in Dimension Films' adaptation of the Stephen King novella "The Mist".

The script, written by Darabont, is set after a strange storm blows through a Maine town and its citizens are attacked by deadly creatures. A group of townfolks barricade themselves in a supermarket and struggle for survival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holden will play the female lead and Braugher a high-powered attorney who is a neighbour of Thomas Jane's leading character. Shooting is slated to begin in mid-to-late February in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1408 on Entertainment Tonight

Posted: January 25, 2007, 15:49
Bev Vincent had the following to report on his message board today:

There's supposed to be a sneak peek about 1408 on Entertainment Tonight today. I've also heard that the movie will preview at Fangoria's Weekend Of Horrors in Chicago the weekend of Feb 23rd.

Thanks to Bev Vincent launched today

Posted: January 25, 2007, 13:54
Hodder & Stoughton launched today. This is the authorised UK website for King. It's run by Hodder and approved by King.

For now, it is a simple one-page as Cell is published in the UK in paperback today. There will be good stuff up there in time though...

Get your copy of the UK paperback of Cell here.

Get The Dark Tower comic at midnight

Posted: January 25, 2007, 08:53
Every week comic book fans look forward to Wednesdays, the day new issues go on sale. On Feb. 7, one of those comics will be the first issue of a new seven-part series based on the Stephen King novel “The Dark Tower,” from Marvel Entertainment. To commemorate the event, almost 150 comic book retailers across the country will begin selling the issue at the stroke of midnight. A list of participating stores can be found at Fans who flock to Midtown Comics in Manhattan will see a couple of special guests: Peter David, who writes the dialogue for the series, and Jae Lee, the book’s artist. The store will open for one hour.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted: January 25, 2007, 00:32
Mellencamp talks about The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County:

Mellencamp will also spend time with author Stephen King polishing "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," the "play with music" that they've been working on for the past several years. The two got together in November to continue putting it together, and Mellencamp says "that's really another reason why I'm not gonna be on tour this summer, 'cause I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be ... working on this musical," including meeting with potential producers and investors.

"Steve is the sweetest guy you could ever meet; there's nothing weird about him or demonic or anything like that," Mellencamp says. "I remember once we were playing in Green Bay, Wisc., and he came out and played acoustic guitar on a song. I went back to get him, and his hands were shaking. I said, 'You gotta be sh*tting me -- the man who scared the world is scared to walk out in front of 10,000 people?!' He said, 'Yeah, I'm f*cking afraid!' I said, 'Get your ass out there!' He's just the sweetest guy, and he's great to work with."

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Ehren Kruger talks about The Talisman

Posted: January 22, 2007, 12:59
Ehren Kruger discusses The Talisman:

CS: How have things been going on "The Talisman"? Have you actually been working with Stephen King or Peter Straub on that at all?
Kruger: I haven't worked with those guys, the authors. I've worked heavily with Steven Spielberg and Katherine Kennedy, who are the producers on the project, so we've had years of creative meetings on it. Now it's moving ahead in a mini-series version, since we're having trouble getting the feature off the ground. So I'm working on that now, and the good news about having six hours to tell the story instead of two is there's a lot more of the book that can now be part of the movie.

CS: Did you have a script for a two-hour movie at one point that you're embellishing with four more hours of story?
Kruger: We're using some of the elements of the feature script and then, there's a lot to add and expand. The core structure of the feature was always that of the novel, but there was just no way we could include a lot of what's in the novel, so now we're able to go back and cherry-pick the best sequences and plotlines and subplots of the novel again.

CS: Have you found a director for that and will it be the same director for the whole thing?
Kruger: I don't know. Probably will be one director for the whole thing, but we'll have more of a sense of that later in the spring.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King at the Comic Con

Posted: January 22, 2007, 10:10
As reported earlier King will be at Comic Con in NY this February. The moderator on King's board has now confirmed that he will be there on February 24th and probably at 12 or 1 PM.

The Dark Tower comic in Daily Bugle

Posted: January 22, 2007, 10:08
The Dark Tower comic is on the front cover of Marvel's "Daily Bugle".
Inside, there's a full page story with some quotes and some basic info on
the series. It's the Wednesday, January 24, 2007 edition and it's $.25 and
available at most comic book stores.

Thanks to Jenny Goguen

Lilja interviews King part 3

Posted: January 18, 2007, 08:46
The third and last part of my interview with Stephen King is now available. I call it PART 3 – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, books in cellphones and limited editions and you can read it here.

Enjoy! / Lilja

Duma Key gets a release date

Posted: January 18, 2007, 00:19
Today I got confirmation from Scribner that they are going to release Duma Key in January 2008.

New Dark Tower comic column out

Posted: January 17, 2007, 23:28
A new Dark Tower comic column by Nicole Boose is now online. This one is called The Error That Almost Was and you can read it here.

Lilja interviews King part 2

Posted: January 17, 2007, 08:27
The second part of my interview with Stephen King is now available. I call it
PART 2 – Duma Key, Jack Sawyer and The Gingerbread Girl and you can
it here.

Part 3 will follow tomorrow.

Enjoy! / Lilja

Lilja interviews King part 1

Posted: January 16, 2007, 08:39
The first part of my interview with Stephen King is now available. I call it
PART 1 - Fan sites, Blaze and The Haven Foundation and you can read
it here.

Part 2 will follow tomorrow and part 3 the day after that.

Enjoy! / Lilja

Dark Tower: Gunslinger's Guidebook

Posted: January 15, 2007, 20:05
More Dark Tower...


May luck rise to meet you, sai. Dark days have befallen the once powerful Affiliation. As the Good Man’s revolutionaries continue their assault on the civilizations of the Inner Baronies, young Gunslinger Roland Deschain of Gilead and his loyal ka-tet embark eastward on an undercover mission to the distant Outer Barony of Mejis on behalf of the Affiliation. The Gunslinger Guidebook serves as your essential guide for Gilead to Mejis and all points in between – featuring profiles on the Big Coffin Hunters, Sheemie Ruiz, and Rhea of the Coos.
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New King story

Posted: January 15, 2007, 20:05
King has a new story in PS Publishing’s upcoming 10th issue of Postscripts that’s being released in the spring. The title is Graduation Afternoon and you can find more info here.

Thanks to Miss X

More on my interview with King

Posted: January 12, 2007, 21:10
Here are some info about my interview with King from his official site

Interview for Lilja's Library fan site

Lilja at Lilja’s Library will be posting a 3-part interview with Stephen on his site beginning Tuesday, January 16th. Among the many topics in the interview, they will be discussing DUMA KEY and BLAZE as well as plans for the follow up with Peter Straub to BLACK HOUSE.

Dimension and Darkwood Productions doing The Mist

Posted: January 12, 2007, 21:09
Update about The Mist from King's site:

We have received news from Frank Darabont's office that Dimension will be producing The Mist along with Darkwood Productions. Shooting is scheduled to begin February 20th in Shreveport, LA. Casting choices will be announced soon.

More Dark Tower interviews

Posted: January 12, 2007, 01:52
Part three in the interview series about The Dark Tower comic is out. Now it's Richard Isanove's turn. Read what he has to say here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Lilja interviews King

Posted: January 10, 2007, 18:23
I just got of the phone with Stephen King after a 45 minute long chat. The interview will be published here on the site as soon as I have typed it out and then probably in several parts since it’s so long. So, keep checking back…

I must admit it was very exiting to pick up the phone and hear "Hello Hans? Steve King...".

Haven Foundation Book Store

Posted: January 9, 2007, 22:18
This report is from King's official site:

The Haven Foundation will be offering a very limited supply of signed books by Stephen King each month. The January selection is Secret Window. This was published as an exclusive Book-of-the-Month Club anthology of hard-to-find non-fiction pieces, little-known interviews, short stories, and articles, with an Introduction by Peter Straub. It was intended as a companion to Stephen’s book On Writing.
Copies will go on sale at 12 PM on Monday, January 15th and will be on an “as supplies last” basis. They may be purchased at:

Unsigned hardcover copies of other Stephen King titles will also be available for purchase at the original cover price plus shipping. Many of these are now out-of-print in the hardcover edition. New titles will be added as they become available, so check back often for current inventory.

Signed Gunslinger Born comics

Posted: January 8, 2007, 23:27
Richard Isanove, the digital painter and colorist on The Gunslinger Born comic has offered to sign a limited amount of all seven issues for fans who visit The Signed Page. The price is $11 + shipping for each issue.

The Mist start shooting on February 20

Posted: January 3, 2007, 22:15
According to this report Frank Darabont will start filming The Mist on February 20, with a tentative Nov 21 release date. Lets hope that the dates are correct this time.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Peter David on The Dark Tower

Posted: January 3, 2007, 11:25
Here is an article about how Peter David feels about him writing the scripts for The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Limited Green Mile

Posted: January 1, 2007, 23:57
Subterranean Press reports that their edition of The Green Mile (limited and trade) are finished, and that they're just waiting on the slipcases (which they should have in about three weeks). At that point, the shipping marathon will commence.

Dark Tower Blog

Posted: December 29, 2006, 21:06
Here is a link to The Dark Tower blog on The latest posting details the initial stages of putting together The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Ryan Penagos

Secretary of Dreams vol. 2

Posted: December 22, 2006, 23:53
Today it was reported on King's official board that volume 2 of Secretary of Dreams will include the following stories:

The Monkey
Gray Matter
Strawberry Spring
One for the Road
In the Deathroom

Thanks to John Hanic

The Mist start shooting in February

Posted: December 21, 2006, 00:19
Here is an interview with Thomas Jane in which he is talking about The Mist and that shooting is planed to start in late February. Thomas plays David Drayton.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Gunslinger trailer

Posted: December 19, 2006, 22:51
Here is a trailer for The Dark Tower comic. I must say that it's one of the coolest I have seen.

Thanks to Borg SPeon

Read the first two chapters of Blaze today

Posted: December 19, 2006, 22:14
King gives ut the first two chapters from Blaze.

Blaze excerpt now available

Dear Constant Readers,

I have found a novel by the late Richard Bachman written in 1972/73, that I thought was lost. I found it—or rather, Ms. Mod found it—and I am hoping to publish it in 2007, with royalties going to The Haven Foundation. To whet your appetite, here are the first two chapters.


King to attend the New York Comic Con

Posted: December 18, 2006, 22:59
With only about 50 days left until issue #1 of The Dark Tower comic is to be released Marvel now has an official site for the comic. One of the first news reported on the site is that King himself will attend the New York Comic Con taking place February 23-25, 2007. You can read the press release here.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Ehren Kruger talks Talisman

Posted: December 15, 2006, 11:17
Ehren Kruger spoke to Fangoria about The Talisman, here is what he said:

Ehren Kruger talks TNT’s TALISMAN

Fango recently spoke to screenwriter Ehren Kruger about his script for TNT’s six-hour miniseries based on THE TALISMAN, the 1984 horror/fantasy novel by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer on the project, which is expected to air in 2008, and Kruger (whose credits include the RING films and the upcoming BLOOD & CHOCOLATE) has been involved with a Spielberg-produced film adaptation of THE TALISMAN for several years, though initial drafts envisioned the end result as a theatrical feature. However, like all previous attempts to bring the book to the screen (film versions have been announced since its initial printing), Kruger says that the two-hour version he was involved with “didn’t quite get its act together with actor and budget. But Steven Spielberg and [fellow executive producer] Kathleen Kennedy really wanted to take another crack at the project, so we held some meetings to sit down and take another look at the material.”

The creative team discovered that the best approach for the book’s vast storyscape—which concerns a boy’s epic journey to a parallel world in order to retrieve the title object, which will heal his dying mother—was to expand the production to a miniseries. In doing so, Kruger says that he “was able to put a lot of the scenes from the source material back into the story, and that’s all for the good.” Kruger adds that the project is “still in the scripting phase—we’re not there yet in terms of director or cast.” We’ll be keeping you posted as THE TALISMAN gets closer to rolling.

Thanks to joshxrt22

Letter by King reproduced

Posted: December 14, 2006, 23:32
Falling Angel is a book by William Hjortsberg and it has an original letter that Stephen King wrote Hjortsberg's agent back in 1978 -- reproduced in its entirety in this new edition, for the first time anywhere.

The book is $65 as a signed hardcover (just signed by William Hjortsberg, not anyone else) and a $14 trade paperback, and a $250 leatherbound deluxe edition.

Read more here.

Thanks to Jon Sheard and Jerad Walters.