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Mangler Reborn images

Posted: April 6, 2005, 00:00
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Here are some images from the upcoming Mangler Reborn.

R-L Directors Erik and Matt L-R Reggie Bannister and Scott Spieser
Rhett Giles and Aimee Brooks Renee Dorian
Mangler House

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is the latest title

Posted: April 5, 2005, 17:01
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Some info about King and Mellencamp's collaboration has been released. The projects last title is Ghost Brothers of Darkland County but it seams to change quite a lot...

The rocker's next project is a theater piece, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," with novelist and screenwriter King.

"It's our dramatic play with music; I don't want to call it a musical," he said of the vehicle that has been four years in the making. "He's got a hundred pages of dialogue, and I've got 15 songs. Add all that up and, 'So far, Steve, we've got about five hours worth of play.' We have to figure how to cut it all down. We're having our first run-through in New York with actors and actresses to see what the hell it looks like."

Much of the play takes place in the 1940s in Louisiana and Mississippi, so Mellencamp has been writing blues, Cajun, zydeco and jazz tunes -- but no rock.

"If anyone's got the crazy idea that this is 'Jack and Diane' meets 'Cujo,' they're nuts," the Indiana rocker said.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Favorite music, baseball and nominations

Posted: April 5, 2005, 00:00
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The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah is now out. Order your copy here.

Steve Earle's The Revolution Starts Now program on Air America aired on April 3rd and King presented his favorite music (30 minutes, mp3 file). Download it here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Stephen King had a new article in the April 3rd issue of New York Times. Read it here.

Thanks to Juan.

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, Lisey and the Madman, The Road to the Dark Tower and The Devil's Wine have all been nominated for this year's Bram Stoker Awards.

Thanks to Dohi.

The Dead Zone season 3 and Quicksilver Highway DVD content

Posted: March 31, 2005, 00:00
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The third season of The Dead Zone will be released on June 7th and here is a list of the extra material you will find on it:

* Audio commentary on all 12 episodes by the cast, the crew, and even guest stars Richard Lewis and Greg Grunberg.
* Gag Reel
* Deleted Scenes
* Three exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- Making the Leap to HD: shows the artistic and technical struggle the Dead Zone team faced when deciding to switch from shooting 35mm film to Hi-Def camera technology.
- Cooking Verite: Takes fans into the Dead Zone traveling kitchen and exposes the secrets of cooking for an entire film crew.
- Quiet Confidence: Shows how actor Chris Bruno stays in shape.
* Five Minutes 'Til Mitch (a five-minute comedic short that was written and directed by actor John L. Adams).

The video is Anamorphic Widescreen and audio is English 5.1 Dolby Surround. Below is the art:



Thanks to DVD-Guru Terry Warrick.

Here is the cover for Quicksilver Highway (that is being released on DVD on May 17) and a list of the extra material:

* Original Full-Frame Presentation
* Matt Frewer Interview
* Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Mick Garris and Actress Cynthia Garris
* Trailer
* Storyboard Gallery
* Teleplay (DVD-ROM)

Thanks to DVD-Guru Terry Warrick.

Children Of The Corn was read aloud on the digital radio channel BBC Radio 7 in three parts during this month. If you see this before Sunday, you can listen to the last part here. It was produced by Gemma Jenkins and read by Brian Lavelle.

Thanks to James Flower.

Assassination Vacation and clips

Posted: March 30, 2005, 00:00
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King reads the word of Abraham Lincoln on the audio version of Sarah Vowell's new book Assassination Vacation that's being released by Simon & Schuster Audio on April 4. You can order you copy here.

Thanks to Frederick Holliday.

Clips from Prime Time LIVE(8/23/1990), Larry King LIVE(1994) and Jeopardy Games Show(11/6/1995) is now online at Stephen King Short Movies.



A new replica of Christine is in the making. This one seams to be quite similar to the one I reviewed but bigger. This one is in the scale 1:24;8 3/4" in length. More info to come.

Thanks to Cheryl-Ann.

Here are two pictures from the set of Manger Reborn, the second sequel to
The Mangler.

In the first pic, is Reggie Bannister (from Phantasm) on the stairs with the director Matt Cunningham also in the pic at the bottom left hand corner. The second one is a shot of Weston Blakesly getting makeup applied for a scene.

Here are the five different covers for the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly with a King column (No Stars, Sorry) in it.



Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

The Talisman back later this year?

Posted: March 21, 2005, 23:28
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Ehren Kruger hopes that The Talisman will get back underway later this year. Here is what he said in an interview:

"It looked like it was going to happen with a couple different directors, but creative differences intervened for the moment," says Kruger. "Hopefully, it will get back underway later this year. It was quite difficult to adapt as my mandate was to craft a two-hour movie from an 800-page book. A miniseries might be more faithful, but you’d miss the feature-film scale. So there was a constant struggle to determine what could be kept and what had to go. Some other writers have since worked on it and hopefully it’ll all get solved. There’s a wonderful story and characters at its core."

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

Lighthouse IV info

Posted: March 17, 2005, 00:00
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Here you can listen to NPR's interview with King.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Lighthouse IV goes to the presses at the end of March and this issue is a Stephen King special edition paperback. There will only be 300 numbered copies of the book and they are available to pre-order now. Read more and place your order at www.lighthousemediaone.co.uk.

Here is King's latest Entertainment Weekly column entitled No Stars, Sorry.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

King will be interviewed about the Red Sox

Posted: March 16, 2005, 00:00
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The following was reported in the message board on King's official site:

King will be doing a limited amount of publicity in the next couple of months before the paperback of Faithful is released. We'll put a notice on the website of those when we have more concrete information.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

King will be interviewed about the Red Sox on NPR shortly:

Quote: Michele Norris talks with author and lifelong Red Sox fan Stephen King about spring training. King joins us from Fort Myers, Fla., to discuss the special joys of pre-season baseball and being a Sox fan. King and writer Stewart O'Nan chronicled the 2004 Red Sox season in the book Faithful.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Quicksilver Highway will be released on DVD in May and here is a list of extra material that will be on the DVD:

- A commentary track with Mick Garris and Cynthia Garris.
- An on-camera interview with Matt Frewer.
- Storyboards
- Garris script.

There will also be a few changes in the DVD from the original version, which was broadcast on the Fox network in 1997. In the early days of the director's cut, before the extensive special effects required for the Clive Barker story, the network insisted that they changed the order of the stories. For the DVD, it's in the order Garris intended, and there are a few language issues that were uncensored.

More comments on The Mist

Posted: March 14, 2005, 14:00
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THE MIST is a very scary and memorable story, one of Steve's best "muscular" short pieces, with characters in the kind of pressure-cooker environment that nobody writes as well as King. I intend to be faithful to the material, so I think the movie will be good.

"Whether it's a studio picture or not, I want to go with a very gritty, low-budget indie approach. Big-budget gloss would work against the material, plus I'm excited about trying my hand at a more seat-of-the-pants filmmaking approach on this one than I've used in the past...I'll use whatever approach works best, I want to go as old-school as possible with the effects. It's a rather old-school story anyway; it feels like a movie that might have been made in the '50s. The thing to bear in mind about THE MIST is that you don't actually see that much as King wrote it; it's the stuff you don't see that scares you, sort of like in JAWS. I want to maintain the tension of King's story rather than overload the screen with CGI monsters".

Thanks to VertigoSpiral.

Bad and good UK news

Posted: March 11, 2005, 00:00
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King's UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton informed me today that at the moment there are no plans to release The Colorado Kid in the UK. It may change later on tough but that it the status today.

Hodder & Stoughton will release a CD with In the Deathroom and Lunch at the Gotham Café in August. Both will be read by King himself.

Review of Carrie

Posted: March 10, 2005, 00:00
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I have listen to the audio edition of Carrie and to sum it up, I was blown away! You can see what I think about it here and you can order the CD here.

Riding the Bullet screenings

Posted: March 9, 2005, 00:00
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Mick Garris sent me an email today in witch he told me that he will be at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film for the screening of Riding the Bullet 24 March.

He also told me that he would be the Filmmaker Guest of Honor at the World Horror Convention in New York City from 7-10 April. There he will be screening Riding the Bullet as well as showing a teaser for Master of Horrors and the opening several minutes of Desperation in rough-cut form.

How about that? You can also pre-order the DVD of Riding the Bullet if you can't be there.

Amazon is now shipping The Dark Tower concordance vol. 2 by Robin Furth.

The 2nd Annual Dollar Baby Fest will be held in Orono, Maine, October 2005 and they open the submissions in April. The plan at the moment is to divide the Dollar Babies into two screenings so they can show them all. Again, the money would be going to the Wavedancer Foundation. More news to come...

Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

Riding the Bullet DVD info and Christine review

Posted: March 3, 2005, 00:00
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The DVD edition of Riding the Bullet will have a director commentary, cast and crew commentary, a "Shooting the Bullet" making of featurette, an Art of Riding the Bullet photo gallery, some storyboard to film comparisons and trailers. The release date is April 19 but you can pre order it here.

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting.

Check out my thoughts on the collector's edition of Christine.

Worst Ads and Things length

Posted: March 2, 2005, 00:00
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King's latest column is out in the March 4 issue of Entertainment Weekly and titled The Worst Ads on TV.

The Things They Left Behind (King's story in Transgressions) is 27 pages long.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

No Desperation in May

Posted: March 1, 2005, 23:03
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Fangoria.com reports that Desperation WON'T air in May. The good news is that Mick sent me this really cool photo from the set.

Despite what you may have read elsewhere, Mick Garris' ABC telemovie version of Stephen King’s DESPERATION won’t be airing during this May’s sweeps period. "We don’t deliver until June, and ABC has used up their promotional budget for the season, so it ain’t going to be pushed for May," Garris tells Fango. "It’s possibly going to be November. Or the following February…or May 2006."

Advance word on DESPERATION, which the author himself praised at www.stephenking.com, is running high. "Both King and the network got the finished cut, and both are extremely enthusiastic," adds Garris, who begins prepping his next dream project, the all-star MASTERS OF HORROR series, tomorrow in Vancouver. —Tony Timpone, Fangoria.com

Thanks to Jonathan Reitan.

Garris nightmare

Posted: March 1, 2005, 11:17
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Mick Garris reports the following about his part in the upcoming TV series based on Nightmares and Dreamscapes:

"I was one of the guys asked to write and direct an episode of 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes,' which TNT is doing. I've written the script based on 'Home Delivery.' They're waiting for a production order. I'm not otherwise involved: just a hired hand."

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Nightmares & Dreamscape comes to TV

Posted: March 1, 2005, 11:15
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A TV series based on King's collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes is being produced by TNT. Here is what Broadcasting Cable wrote about it:

Bill Haber and his Ostar Enterprises are developing this limited series based on the book of short stories by Stephen King. The deal calls for Ostar to develop scripts for eight one-hour episodes. Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Mike Robe (News at Eleven, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North), Peter Filardi (TNT’s Salem’s Lot, Flatliners), Larry Cohen (Phone Booth, Cellular), April Smith (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter) and Richard Christian Matheson (Mobius, Dean Koontz’s Sole Survivor) have signed to pen scripts for the series. NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES is based on Stephen King’s 1993 anthology of 20 short stories, whose subjects include murderous revenge, dead rock stars, zombies, an evil toy and a wicked stepfather, to name a few.

According to The Futon Critic it will air on TNT.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

King signs Transgressions

Posted: March 1, 2005, 00:00
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Here is the answer to the question many of you have been asking me (from King's message board):

Q: Hello, I have heard that Mr. King will be signing the limited edition of Transgressions. Can you Please tell me if this is true?

Response from Moderator: Because it is a small run (only 200 copies for distribution to the public), he has recently agreed to do so.


First ARCs has been showing up on eBay and reports have it that King's story (The Things They Left Behind) is about 30-40 pages. More info to come...

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Doctor Zaius.

Here you can pre order King's upcoming book The Colorado Kid.

The Dead Zone season 3 DVD

Posted: February 27, 2005, 00:00
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The third season of The Dead Zone will be out on DVD on June 3rd. No details have been released yet though.

Thanks to Mike Cahill.

No violence from Desperation will get lost

Posted: February 25, 2005, 23:02
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I talked to Mick Garris today about King's comments on Desperation and he said that they had gotten a reaction from the network, and that they absolutely love the film, and none of the violence that King mentions in his piece is going to be lost. How about that?

Darabont comments on The Mist

Posted: February 25, 2005, 13:55
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Here is an update from Frank Darabont about the status of The Mist. He gave the comment to the moderator of King's official message board:

"Tell all enquiring minds that I’m mere weeks out from finishing. Tell them also that the death of Norm the bag boy is the most appalling and outrageous screen death ever...bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

King comments about Desperation

Posted: February 24, 2005, 23:01
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King put this comment about Desperation yesterday:

Comments on Desperation from Stephen King
I ordinarily don’t comment far in advance on films based on my work, especially TV films, but in the case of Desperation I am going to make an exception because my old partner in crime, Mick Garris, has produced an extraordinary piece of work, and the ensemble cast is outstanding. Ron Perlman as Collie Entragian will haunt your dreams. You might want to consider making time in May (tentative) for this one, which is when ABC plans to run it.

One word of warning: this is TV and it’s impossible to tell in advance how much of a given piece of work will be cut. The version of Desperation I saw was graphic and very frightening. This may make the network uneasy.

Stephen King
Posted 23 February 2005

Salem's Lot trade edition and more

Posted: February 22, 2005, 00:00
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I just got confirmation from Jerad at Centipede Press that the trade edition of Salem's Lot (released by Doubleday on November 1) will have everything the Centipede Press has (except the King and Jerry Uelsmann's signatures). And yes, that includes the 50 pages with deleted scenes. Pre order today.

Here is an excerpt from The Dark Tower Concordance Vol. 2. You can pre order your copy here if you want it from Amazon.com and here if you want it from Amazon.co.uk.

Info about King's new book will be released on Monday February 28th. Be sure to check back then.

King will have a voice cameo in Stephen King's Gotham Cafe.

Article about Ghost Brothers

Posted: February 21, 2005, 09:12
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Mellencamp, author King collaborate on musical

Even though John Mellencamp is prepping for his first tour in three years, he's managed to carve out a little time for Stephen King.

Not a Stephen King novel, mind you, but the man himself.

What started out as a conversation between old friends has morphed into plans for a full-blown musical theater production.

Mellencamp has known King since both men were first forging their respective careers. He pitched his story idea to his friend years ago. Mellencamp developed the story but knew it was too long for a song.

The tale, set in the 1940s, revolved around a family facing the residual effects of a long-ago murder between brothers.

King took the story idea and set to work.

What Mellencamp got back was a fully evolved tale of Americana with his own story now a mere portion of a greater vision.

"I had a short story, and he turned it into a novel. Now, it's very involved," he said. "Steve is a great storyteller."

Mellencamp says the story stays away from the horror genre, leaning more toward the mystical, not unlike King's "The Green Mile."

"It's not ‘Cujo' meets ‘Jack & Diane,'" Mellencamp jokes.

Set in Louisiana, the production has allowed Mellencamp to explore zydeco, folk and jazz musical styles. "It gives me a chance to not write John Mellencamp songs."

He sees the play as having a Tennessee Williams feel.

With a first official reading set for March, Mellencamp has expectations for his little side project — high expectations.

"We will have it on Broadway," he says.

Of course, before Mellencamp can bring his musical to Broadway's New York audiences, he'll bring his music to the masses with his "Words and Music" tour, kicking off March 23.

King and Mellencamp's first official reading

Posted: February 21, 2005, 00:00
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Mick Garris will be signing Riding the Bullet DVDs at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, CA, at 2 p.m, Saturday, April 23. Darl Delicacies is located at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd and can be reached online at http://www.darkdel.com or by phone at 1-888-DARKDEL.

Mick Garris will also be a special guest at the 2005 World Horror Convention (http://www.whc2005.org) to be held April 7-10 in New York City.

Thanks to Jonathan Reitan.

Centipede Press edition of Salem's Lot will be released in a trade version by Doubleday on November 1. You can pre order it today though.

Thanks to Brad Saenz.

The 14 Lessons of "24"

Posted: February 16, 2005, 00:00
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King has a new column in the February 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly entitled The 14 Lessons of "24". Please be warned though. If you haven't seen all four episodes of 24 you DON'T want to read this one. Apparently it contains very BIG spoilers! Now you're warned, the decision is up to you.

Transgressions, Carrie audio and Dollar Baby

Posted: February 15, 2005, 00:00
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King's office told me the despite what the publisher says it's not 100% certain that King will sign the limited ed of Transgressions. When asked about it the moderator of King's official message board gave the following reply:

When I asked Stephen he didn't recall having agreed to sign any and hasn't received any tip sheets but we would have to double-check the contract to be 100% sure. We want to have his agent also check with the publisher to make sure there isn't a misunderstanding about this. Typically, though, with a May publication date coming rightup, tip sheets would have been signed by now so they could be sent to the bindery.

I'm listening to the new audio edition of Carrie and according the Simon & Schuster Audio it has a new introduction that King reads himself.

After The Road Virus Heads North director Dave Brock does a new Dollar Baby. This time it's The Library Policeman. He is hoping to start shooting late this year/early 2006.

Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

News about The Talisman

Posted: February 14, 2005, 23:25
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There is now some news about The Talisman. Not much but it's always something. In an article Coming Soon reports the following:

And finally, IGN Filmforce says Kennedy assured the press that David Fincher's Benjamin Button is moving forward this summer. She said they will eventually get around to making Stephen King's The Talisman, but right now there's no director or start date for production.
Thanks to .

Here is part of an interview with Kathleen Kennedy that Dark Horizons did and this is what she had to say about The Talisman.

Dark Horizon: What's going on with Talisman? Is there a director attached?
Kathleen Kennedy: I wish there was. Well eventually get around to doing that. We love that story.
Dark Horizon: How long?
Kathleen Kennedy: We couldn't speculate because its all about finding the right person.

Thanks to Johnny Flynn, David Sjödin, Rocky Wood and Joe.

Culture Pub and a third Mangler

Posted: February 10, 2005, 00:00
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King's office now confirms that King's story in the book New Beginnings is the same as in McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories. The title of it is Lisey and the Madman and it's an excerpt from the upcoming book Lisey's Story.

Now you can download Culture Pub, which is a French TV program that was broadcasted in 2001 on M6 (a French channel). This one from 2001 is about Stephen King's and there are few King's ads for interviews, and books. You can find it at stephenkingshortmovies.com.

As reported earlier the third part in The Mangler series is in the making. Its title is Mangler Reborn and here is an interview with the people doing it; Matt Cunningham and Erik Gardner.

New book info soon and Carrie audiobook

Posted: February 9, 2005, 00:00
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BIG NEWS is on its way. On the message board on King's official site someone asked the following:

Any idea when one of your next books might come out?

And the Moderator gave the following super interesting answer:

We aren't able to give out details yet about the next book, but should have something to report by the end of February or early March.

Now we just have to wait.

The audio edition of Carrie is now out, get your copy here.

Here is a review of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Bev Vincent and Brian Freeman.

More Desperation pictures

Posted: February 3, 2005, 23:00
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On King's official site they have posted 9 images from Desperation. Like the once Garris sent me they look really cool.

Riding the Bullet DVD and Salem's Lot review

Posted: February 3, 2005, 00:00
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To the right is the DVD cover for Riding the Bullet. The DVD will be released on April 19 and you can pre-order it here.

I have taken a look at the biggest King book ever released (to my knowledge), the limited edition of Salem's Lot released by Centipede Press. You can read my thoughts on it here.

The Man Who Loved Flowers no Dollar Baby

Posted: February 1, 2005, 13:22
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I have a clarification to do. The Man Who Loved Flowers is not a Dollar Baby. Justin Zimmerman have the exclusive, commercial feature rights to adapt the short into a feature. He's on the 3rd draft now and the script will be turned in to King in March.

UK Faithful after all and McSweeney's review

Posted: February 1, 2005, 00:00
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It seems that Faithful has been released in the UK after all. It's released by Orion Publishing Group and to the right you can see the UK cover. You can also order the book here: here.

I have just finished McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories that contains King's short story Lisey and the Madman. You can see what I thought about it here.

The Road to The Dark Tower chapbook

Posted: January 31, 2005, 00:00
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Stand By Me is being released on DVD in March. There will be a special edition and a deluxe edition. Read more over at IGN.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Secondary Characters In The Dark Tower Series by Bev Vincent is a signed Limited Edition chapbook features material that does NOT appear in Bev Vincent's book, The Road to The Dark Tower. This chapbook will never be available for sale and can only be obtained by ordering from Cemetery Dance. Read more on their website.

Lisey and the Madman confirmed

Posted: January 27, 2005, 00:00
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Some info about King's contribution to the book New Beginnings has now been revealed on his official message board. Unfortunately it's not so good news if they are correct.

Question: Dear Moderator, I'm curious to know if Mr. King's short story Lisey and the Madman which was published in McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, is the same one that will appear in New Beginnings collection for tsunami relief ?

Response from Moderator: That's my understanding.


So, that would mean that if you got McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories there isn't anything new in New Beginnings.

Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Desperation premiers at...

Posted: January 25, 2005, 22:58
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Fangoria reports that Desperation will be released from Lions Gate Home Entertainment on July 12 and premiere during the May sweeps on ABC.

Thanks to Mike Cahill.

Faithful review and more

Posted: January 24, 2005, 00:00
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I have finished reading and listening to Faithful and if you want, you can see what I thought about it here.

Fangoria reports that Riding the Bullet will be released from Lions Gate Home Entertainment on April 19. Quicksilver Highway will be released by Anchor Bay in May.

Thanks to Mike Cahill.

The 3rd edition of The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King is now out. I have taken a look at it and here is what I think about it.

New Beginnings cover and Riding the Bullet review

Posted: January 20, 2005, 00:00
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Here is the cover of the book New Beginnings.

Here's the link to King's latest column.

Thanks to James K.

On Sunday (Jan. 23) you can see Riding the Bullet on USA Network. I saw it today and here is what I thought about it.

Crying Wolfe and miscellaneous news

Posted: January 19, 2005, 00:00
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King has a new column out. This one is called Crying Wolfe and can be found in January 21 issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin and Rocky Wood

New Beginnings will be released in Canada by Raincoast Books.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

I got some update on the progress I Know What You Need. Here is what Shawn Lealos, the movies director told me:

Valerie Jobe (Alice) has finished all her ADR work and her contributions for the movie are now completed. She did an AMAZING job doing her voice work and I was very impressed with her work. I am still waiting on Megan (Elizabeth) and Kevin (Edward) to finish theirs.

You can hear a song from the movie online now. There is a link to Resident Funk's "Ultimate Possibility" HERE if you want to give it a listen.

More on New Beginnings and Transgressions

Posted: January 17, 2005, 00:00
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It has now been confirmed that Bloomsbury will publish New Beginnings in the UK, US and Germany on the same day, 3rd March 2005.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Are you planning to buy a book signed by King? Do yourself a favour and visit this site, Stephen King Signatures - Fakes and the Real Thing, before you do. That way you may save yourself from buying a book with a fake signature.

As I reported earlier there will be a limited edition released of Transgressions (with King's story The Things They Left Behind in) by Ed McBain. I now have some additional info about it (directly from the publisher).

They will be doing a 100 copy-run of which only 74 will be available to the public. Each copy will be signed by the contributors who include Lawrence Block, Jeffrey Deaver, John Farris, Stephen King, Walter Mosley, Ed McBain, Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Perry, and Donald Westlake.

The price is $200 but Amazon.com has it for $126 and you can pre-order it here.

This is form King's official site:

A Special Message from Stephen
In addition to being Inauguration Day, January 20th is Not One Damn Dime Day. This is a chance for those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq to speak up with a 24-hour national boycott in all forms of consumer spending. Even if you are one of those who approve of our actions in Iraq, where the American death toll continues to rise to the number of Americans lost in the World Trade Center disaster, Not One Damn Dime Day is your chance to protest the bloated cost of President Bush's Inauguration ceremonies, which are now estimated in the $40 million range. I think even fiscal conservatives and die-hard Republicans would agree, this is a shameful amount of money to spend on a party when children are dying in Indonesia. I don't intend to spend a damn cent on January 20th, let alone a damn dime. I urge you to do the same and I urge you to pass this message along to everyone on your email list.

Stephen King


Click here for the Not One Damn Dime website and petition.

New Beginnings and Transgressions

Posted: January 13, 2005, 00:00
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There will be a book released by Bloomsbury in the UK called New Beginnings. The book will contain the first chapters from thirteen unpublished work and published on World Book Day, 3rd March 2005! All proceeds of this unique venture will be going to charities working in the Tsunami hit countries. Authors who have already agreed to take part include:

Stephen King
Alexander McCall Smith
Ian McEwan
Maeve Binchy
Margaret Atwood
Marian Keyes
Mark Haddon
Nicholas Evans
Nick Hornby
Paulo Coelho
Scott Turow
Tracy Chevalier
Vikram Seth

You can pre-order your copy here.

Thanks to JReitan47.

Just to clarify. The book King will be publishing is the one with the working title Lisey's Story and an excerpt from that one can be found in McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories which you can order here.

Thanks to Rocky wood and Monday Lad.

There will be a limited edition of Transgressions (with King's story The Things They Left Behind in) by Ed McBain. I have no info on whether it'll be signed or not but the price is $200 and you can pre-order it here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Pictures from Desperation

Posted: January 12, 2005, 00:11
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Today I got these pictures from the filming of Desperation from Mick Garris. As you can see this movie looks really cool. Just check out the picture of Ron Pearlman as Collie Entragian below!

The image to the right shows Mick Garris himself along with Shane Haboucha who plays David Carver.







King finished new book

Posted: January 11, 2005, 23:21
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Very BIG news today. In a message to the message board on King's official site someone asked whether there will be any more books by King and this positive response was given by the Moderator:

Stephen has finished the first draft of a new novel and has decided to publish it, but we don’t have a publication date. It’s unlikely it will be this year, though.

The Mellencamp project and more

Posted: January 5, 2005, 00:00
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Another interesting question (and answer) was recently posted on King's official message board:

Being such a fun of king as I am, I would really like to know what is he doing now, and I mean, is he writing, working with any movie, miniserie, what?

Response from Moderator: Most recently he's been working again on the project with John Mellencamp that had been put on the back burner while he was doing The Dark Tower, Kingdom Hospital and Faithful. He's also written a couple of short stories and a novel.


That means he has a the Mellencamp project, new novel, a couple of short stories and maybe a new television show, not bad!

Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Russian Dollar Baby; Srajenie

Posted: January 4, 2005, 00:00
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Today I had a chance to watch a Russian Dollar Baby called Srajenie (The Battle). It's animated and about 10 minutes long. It's really cool! Some voiceover is in Russian and some in English...

The shooting of season 4 on The Dead Zone starts Jan. 13 and the plan is that it'll air this summer?

This interesting question (and answer) was recently posted on King's official message board:

Are you planning on making any new Television shows?

Response from Moderator: Yes, but I don't have details I can give out at this time.


Thanks to Bob I.

Riding the Bullet premiere and DVD release

Posted: January 3, 2005, 00:00
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Mick Garris just let me know that Riding the Bullet will premier on USANetwork on Sunday, January 23rd. The movie will be edited for television though.

Mick also told me that Lions Gate will be releasing the uncut film (which is rated R) later this year. They are just now starting to assemble stuff for the DVD.