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The Secretary of Dreams now approved by King

Posted: April 17, 2006, 23:34
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Cemetery Dance has the following update about The Secretary of Dreams:

And finally, Stephen King has now approved final pages for The Secretary of Dreams so it's headed to one last round of proofreading and then onto the printer. We'll post more news in future updates, but this is shaping up to be our most beautiful production ever!

When is Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished shipping?

Posted: April 17, 2006, 23:29
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I get quite a few mails about when Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished will ship and now Cemetery Dance has published this update:

We're currently a little over one-third through shipping all the preorders for Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished and the additional help we brought into the warehouse is really making a difference. Please note that we have well over a thousand individual orders for this book, and each copy has to be hand numbered and slipcased so it'll take a while to ship. Thanks in advance for your patience!

4th version of All That You Love Will Be Carried Away

Posted: April 17, 2006, 22:14
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After Brian Berkowitz, James Renner and Scott Albanese comes Mark Montalto with the 4th version of All That You Love Will Be Carried Away. You can read more here.

Thanks to Bernd Lautenslager at Stephen King Short Movies

Full DVD cover for The Dead Zone season 4

Posted: April 14, 2006, 07:47
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Here is the full DVD cover for season 4 of The Dead Zone (bigger scans can be found at TVShowsonDVD.com) as well as a list of all the extras on this box:

- "The Production Design of The Dead Zone" featurette, taking the fans behind the scenes into The Dead Zone's award-winning Production Design department to showcase the unique look of the series
- Audio Commentaries
- Deleted Scenes
- 16x9 Widescreen
- 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
- Closed Captioned

Thanks to TVShowsonDVD.com

Interview with Mikael Håfström

Posted: April 13, 2006, 18:58
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As you know Swedish director Mikael Håfström is making a movie out of King’s short story 1408. I checked in with Håfström and asked some questions about it. You can read what he said here.

Scribner's new strategy for Galley's

Posted: April 11, 2006, 00:09
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This is from Publisher's Lunch:

Next Monday at sales conference, Simon & Schuster sales reps will be introduced to Stephen King's October release LISEY'S STORY, along with Scribner's new strategy for presenting the galley to the trade. With this experiment, Scribner publisher Susan Moldow tries to take on the vexing issue of how to give "an author's first line of supporters a chance to read a new work early and build the word of mouth on which we all depend," without unduly fueling a pre-publication black market in the work.

Read the complete text

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Secretary of Dreams in the hands of King

Posted: April 9, 2006, 23:54
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The Secretary of Dreams by King is now in the hands of the author so he can approve the design. The book came in over the 250 pages Cemetery Dance expected, and they will announce the official page count later on.

Issue #100 of Insomnia

Posted: April 9, 2006, 23:53
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Issue #100 of Insomnia is now online. Besides being a nice fan magazine this issue has a short interview (scroll down a bit) with yours truly. You have to understand Spanish to read it though…

Desperation moved to May 23

Posted: April 6, 2006, 17:28
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I just got an email from Mick Garris in which he told me that ABC has moved the airdate
for Desperation to Tuesday, May 23rd. They are getting wonderful feedback to the film, and apparently that would be a stronger night for it.

Peter David to script The Dark Tower

Posted: April 6, 2006, 08:39
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Marvel has selected writer Peter David to script the first seven issues of The Dark Tower Comic.

The comics will work in conjunction with the novels, further supplementing and defining the saga’s mythology under the direction of the acclaimed author himself.

The first issue is set for February 2007. Here is the full press release.

Thanks to Nate Hammer and Joseph Reid.

The Secretary of Dreams in Fangoria

Posted: April 4, 2006, 22:40
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Fangoria is running a feature article about The Secretary of Dreams. You can check it out here. They forgot to mention that Glenn created Marv – The Library Police Man though…

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Samuel L. Jackson checks into 1408

Posted: April 4, 2006, 10:19
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ComingSoon.net reports...

Samuel L. Jackson has checked into 1408, the Dimension Films adaptation of the Stephen King short story. Variety says that shooting begins in the summer.

Mikael Håfström (Derailed) will direct and John Cusack stars as a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. Jackson plays the hotel manager.

Matt Greenberg wrote the original script and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski did the rewrite. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is producing.

The short story was originally published in the collection Blood and Smoke.

Thanks to Alex Gadd

Lisey's Story = The Dark Tower?

Posted: April 3, 2006, 23:43
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The moderator of King's official message board had the following to say about the plot of Lisey's Story.

I’m only about 1/2 way through so far. It will be horror with mystery, ghosts, monsters, and Dark Tower related. :-)

Winner selected...

Posted: April 1, 2006, 19:16
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OK, I bet there are a lot of you out there waiting for the right answers and the winner of the contest, right? First I want to thank you all for entering. Some of you sent in a lot, and I mean a lot of errors (mostly broken links) and for that I’m very grateful! All in all 848 entries dropped in and that is a very good number.

With that said, here are the right answers:

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New French Dollar Baby called Suppr.

Posted: March 31, 2006, 15:42
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A new Dollar Baby has surfaced. It’s called Suppr. and is a French version of The Word Processor of the Gods. It was made by Nicolas Heurtel, Charles E. Lacroix, Nicolas Geffroy, Julien Munoz and David Marques in 2005 at the University of Marne-la-Vallée, with music by Agnès Vincent.

You can read more about it at this very nice site, Creepshow – Stephen King Movies and you can download/see it here or here.

Thanks to Marijn Raaijmakers and Stephen King Short Movies

John Mellencamp comments on The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted: March 29, 2006, 08:41
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Here is what the article says:

As for his long-in-the-works collaboration with author Stephen King on the musical "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," Mellencamp says a director is still being sought for the project.

"What we will do is take it to Chicago or the equivalent and workshop it -- get the kinks out before we try to take it to Broadway," Mellencamp told the Herald-Times. "Elton John opened his musical in San Francisco, and it lasted all of seven days before they closed it down and decided to rework it. When we hit Broadway, we want it ready from day one."

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Win a copy of Easton Press The Dead Zone

Posted: March 27, 2006, 00:11
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To celebrate the new look of Lilja’s Library I’m having a contest where the prize is something really nice. And, this time you can actually control how many times you get to enter the contest... Just click on the link to the right for more info.

In the future you should keep an eye on the right hand side of the site. Right now you can see an ad for The Dead Zone contest there and that is how every contest will be announced from now on. So keep checking for contest info so you don’t miss out…or you can subscribe to my update mail and keep yourself updated on what happen at Lilja’s Library.

I also want to ask you all to change any bookmarks or links you have to my site. Since the site is completely redone all the old url’s don’t work any more. All your links should go to www.Liljas-Library.com, that way you’ll always end up in the right place.

Welcome to the new Lilja’s Library

Posted: March 25, 2006, 23:28
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Welcome to a new Lilja’s Library…well, at least one that looks new. All the things you have come to expect are still here, and more.

As I have told you earlier this is the 10th year of Lilja’s Library’s existence and the celebration will go on throughout 2006. This new look is part of those celebrations.

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King posts message about the ending of Cell

Posted: March 25, 2006, 20:46
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Because so many readers have been unhappy with the ending of Cell King posted the following message on his official site:

CELL SPOILER: "Based on the information given in the final third of Cell—I’m thinking about the reversion back toward the norm of the later phone crazies—it seems pretty obvious to me that things turned out well for Clay’s son, Johnny. I don’t need to tell you this, do I?”

-Steve
Posted 24 March 2006

Cover art for The Dead Zone season 4

Posted: March 24, 2006, 23:52
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Here is the DVD cover for season 4 of The Dead Zone. It's being released on June 13.

You can pre-order you copy here.

Thanks to Marco Lammers.

Cell in mid-2007?

Posted: March 23, 2006, 22:38
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The movie version of Cell might get done in mid-2007. Here is what Eli Roth said in an interview in Playing Magazine.

I was kind of the horror guy of the moment," Roth told Now Playing Magazine in an exclusive interview, "so we knew that we could set it up at a studio But with several different producers in contention, it was Stephen King's decision, and he said, `Let's give these guys a shot.' So we had it for a window and set it up right away with the Weinstein Company."

Essentially the project became available, Roth's producer Mike Fleiss heard about it, and made sure that Roth's name was one of the first ones mentioned "He asked what I thought of it, and said he thought we'd have a pretty good chance to get it because Stephen King really liked Hostel, which definitely helped."

It's going to be a while before much happens with Cell. He's got to write and direct Hostel 2 within the next few months, and said maybe he'll get to Cell in mid-2007.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

I Am a Doorway, new Dollar Baby

Posted: March 22, 2006, 22:22
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A new Dollar Baby will soon see the daylight. It's Giuliano Dinocca who'll turn I Am a Doorway into a Dollar Baby.

It will be done this year and Arthur will be played by Giuliano Dinocca, Richard (probably) Florent Van Liebergen.

It'll be directed by Giuliano Dinocca (Dinocca Productions France) and shot between March-April in Bobigny, France.

Desperation trailer

Posted: March 19, 2006, 21:38
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Reports say that the first trailer for Desperation has started to air on ABC. I haven't seen it (I do live in Sweden) but word is that it's looking good.

New King interview

Posted: March 19, 2006, 21:37
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Here is an interview with King from The Boston Globe.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Miss X.

Review of Home Delivery

Posted: March 14, 2006, 23:56
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Today I have a review of yet another Dollar Baby. This time I have taken a look at the brilliant version of Home Delivery.

Pictures from Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Posted: March 13, 2006, 18:39
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Today I have some really cool news for you. I have no less then 8 pictures and the logo for TNT's Nightmares & Dreamscapes and let me tell you, if the episodes is as good as these images indicate we'll all have a great time this summer! More info can be found on TNT's official site.

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Logo for the series

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Steven Weber (Clark Rivingham) and Kim Delaney (Mary Rivingham) in You Know They Have a Hell of a Band

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Steven Weber (Clark Rivingham) and Kim Delaney (Mary Rivingham) in You Know They Have a Hell of a Band

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William H Macy (Clyde Umney) and William H Macy (Samuel Landry) in Umney's Last Case

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William H Macy (Clyde Umney) in Umney's Last Case

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Kim Delaney (Mary Rivingham) and Steven Weber (Clark Rivingham) in You Know They Have a Hell of a Band

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Ron Livingston (Howard Fornoy) and Henry Thomas (Robert Fornoy) in End of the Whole Mess

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Tom Berenger (Richard Kinnell) in The Road Virus Heads North

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Jeremy Sisto (Mr Keenan) and Samantha Mathis (?) in The Fifth Quarter

John Cusack checks into 1408

Posted: March 9, 2006, 14:21
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John Cusack will star in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's short story "1408" for helmer Mikael Hafstrom, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dimension Films.

Penned by "The People vs. Larry Flynt" scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, pic centers on a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.

Pic will lense this summer. Location is yet to be determined.

"This film is so much a one-man show," Hafstrom told Daily Variety. "It's quite a contained drama. It is a horror film if you want to put a label on it, but the way I see it, it's much more an inner-journey of this character."

Hafstrom previously helmed the Weinstein Co.'s "Derailed."

"1408" originally appeared as a King audio book, called "Blood and Smoke," and was subsequently included in King's 2002 short story collection "Everything's Eventual."

Cusack's casting comes on the heels of Dimension buying rights to King's latest novel "Cell" for Eli Roth to direct.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Eli Roth to direct Cell movie

Posted: March 8, 2006, 15:42
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Dimension Films has acquired rights to Stephen King's latest novel "Cell" and has set "Hostel" helmer Eli Roth to direct it.

Rights deal followed King's usual movie rate, $1 against a seven-figure purchase price with enhancements built in.

King's novel is a throwback to his early apocalyptic horror novels. In a single moment, a pulse sent out through cell phones around the world turns every phone user into a crazed, murderous zombie.

Read the complete text

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The future of The Dead Zone

Posted: March 7, 2006, 22:16
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The Dead Zone, will there be a season 6? Well, there have been some rumors flying around so I checked with a source I have that is close to the show and here is what’s happening:

The show is not cancelled, not yet. It's officially on hiatus, and the final word on its pick-up or cancellation likely won't come until Season Five (11 new episodes) finishes its run this summer. USA Network, which airs the show (which is produced by Lionsgate and Paramount), is still holding onto its option for a sixth season and will likely make its final decision then.

The situation came about by shooting all 23 episodes of Seasons Four and Five continuously last year. Normally, the show and the actors would've gone back into production about five months later. But the decision to wait to air the Season Five episodes this summer pushed back the timeframe that USA Network wanted to back its decision -- after all the new episodes have aired. Season Four's ratings were fantastic -- the show was the number five show on all of cable and, along with The 4400, helped USA Network dominate Sunday evenings. There is every reason to believe that this tandem will succeed again this summer, and that they could both be renewed again. The overall tightening at NBC Universal won't last -- they'll be back on top in no time. They've got a lot of great stuff in the pipeline, from NBC to USA and Sci-Fi.

But this means that, for the moment, the show's actors are not under contract and can join new series pilots or anything else they choose. But nothing is certain yet, and even if an actor were to take another job it wouldn't preclude them from still appearing on the show. Jennifer Finnigan did this last season, and many actors do it all the time.

But rumors of The Dead Zone's demise are far from true at this point in time. Everything will depend on how the show performs this summer.

So, there you have it. Don't give up on The Dead Zone just yet, OK?

Interview with Robin Furth

Posted: February 28, 2006, 20:13
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Today I have the promised interview with Robin Furth for you. Robin is the author of The Dark Tower Concordance volume 1 and 2 but she is also providing scene-by-scene plotting and maintaining the continuity and consistency of each story arc in the upcoming Dark Tower comics. In the interview she reveals some very interesting things about the comics…and other things as well. Check it out!

Reports about King's appearance in Florida

Posted: February 28, 2006, 20:11
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Some reports about King's reading in Florida has now appeared online. Here are some of them:

He read a short story called "Memory" to us - 40 minutes. The audience was quieter than I ever remember - quiet enough that one could nap.

Read more here (this one has pictures).

The story was called "Memory" and dealt with a man who's been in an accident and has memory problems when he recovers.

Read more here

Mr. King read an upcoming piece, based (loosely) on his experience of being hit by a van. The story wasn't the usual physical horror associated with King's classic reads. There weren't any possessed girls or debilitating diseases, but an internal horror - the agony and challenge one experiences when their life is forever altered.

Read more here

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

New interview...

Posted: February 27, 2006, 22:20
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Here is an interview King did with Tallahassee Democrat at the event in Florida.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and

Five batches of The Dark Tower comic

Posted: February 27, 2006, 21:41
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I talked to Robin Furth about the upcoming Dark Tower Comic and she had really interesting things to tell me about it. Among the things she told me was that the plan is that Marvel will do five batches of Dark Tower comics. The first one will be released next year and contain seven issues (later published collected in a hardcover). Of the other four batched one will contain five issues and the other three six issues. However, this may change as the comics evolve. Check back tomorrow for the full interview with Robin.

New story called Memory

Posted: February 27, 2006, 21:40
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At his appearance at FSU in Florida King read a new short story called Memory:

On Sunday night, King gave his first public reading of a new short story called "Memory" that was inspired by what he termed his "nasty accident." He delivered the fictional account in front of a capacity crowd at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond Auditorium as part of the Seven Days of Opening Nights arts festival.

"I had seven minutes permanently burned out of my memory (when the van hit)," King said. "I did get one back of the guy coming over the hill heading toward me. It's like a coral islet in the sea. ... I have no idea if (the story) is any good, but what the h--l, I like it."

He then launched into the first-person narrative about a wealthy building contractor who is almost crushed to death when he's run over by a construction crane on a job site. The builder grapples regaining speech, thoughts of suicide, a deep hatred for a song by Reba McEntire and exactly what he may have done to his wife while recovering from his coma.

The Seven Days audience rewarded "Memory" with a standing ovation.

You can read the entire article from Tallahassee Democrat here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Miss X.

Cell out in the UK

Posted: February 27, 2006, 21:38
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Today Cell is released in the UK and in The Times there is a 16 page extract (similar vein to the Australian Sword In The Darkness) from the book (see image).

Thanks to Kevin Etheridge.

I have seen Desperation

Posted: February 25, 2006, 00:16
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Today I had the chance to see Desperation and all I can say at the moment is that I loved it and that May 18th can’t come soon enough...