Wolves of the Calla promo item

Posted: June 5, 2003, 00:00
A promotional item for Wolves of the Calla is now being sold over at eBay. It looks rather cool!

My review for The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King in now online.

Harry Potter review, Anthology and I Know What You Need

King will review the upcoming Harry Potter book. King will review it for Entertainment Weekly but he's not getting an advance copy of the book so it will probably be at least July before his review comes out.

Michael Chabon joined forces with the editors of McSweeney's magazine to create McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, a fiction anthology of stories driven by narrative action. (Edited by Michael Chabon;; unabridged short stories; seven hours and 30 minutes; $17.95; read by Kevin Gray.)

Of the 20 stories in the original print version, eight made this audio compilation by authors Elmore Leonard, Nick Hornby, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Rick Moody and Chabon. Gray assumes a distinct voice for each tale and captures the twists and quirks in these genre pieces.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Mockingbird Lane has done the song for the Dollar Baby I Know What You Need. The title is Taken Under.

The Devil's Wine

Posted: June 4, 2003, 00:00
Six of King's early poems will be released in a book called The Devil's Wine from Cemetery Dance Publications. The titles are:

* The Dark Man
* Donovan's Brain
* The Hardcase Speaks
* Harrison State Park '68
* Silence
* In the key-chords of dawn...

Here is the press release:



BALTIMORE, MD--June 4, 2003--Cemetery Dance Publications, publisher of the deluxe limited edition of Stephen King's FROM A BUICK 8, is proud to announce THE DEVIL'S WINE, a poetry anthology edited by best-selling author Tom Piccirilli. The contributors include Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Graham Masterton, Charles De Lint, Jack Ketchum, Joe Haldeman, Michael Bishop, Jack Cady, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, Peter Crowther, TM Wright, Brian Hodge, Edward Lee, Elizabeth Massie, Jay Bonansinga, and Tamara Thorne.

The Cemetery Dance hardcover is the only planned edition for this title, and many of the nearly 200 poems have never appeared anywhere else. Stephen King's amazing contributions were originally published in small venues during his college years and these publications now resell for thousands of dollars due to their scarcity. The King poems haven't seen print in over 30 years--this is the ONLY time they have ever been reprinted!

A link to the complete table of contents can be found on this page:

THE DEVIL'S WINE will be issued in two unique states: a Trade Hardcover edition for $40 (featuring our usual high-quality, smyth-sewn cloth binding, full-color dustjacket, etc) and a Deluxe Lettered Edition for $250 (featuring a handmade traycase, additional artwork, and completely unique hand-binding--in other words, a completely different book to hold in your hands! Signed by editor Tom Piccirilli and artist Caniglia!).

THE DEVIL'S WINE will be published in October and both editions are now available for pre-order from Cemetery Dance Publications. You may order from the website ( or feel free to call (410-588-5901) or email us ( We expect this title to sell extremely quickly (especially the Lettered Edition), so don't delay!

Retailers and wholesales who haven't previously acquired titles directly from Cemetery Dance will need to call and set-up an account to receive the standard discount: 410-588-5901. Cemetery Dance titles are also distributed by Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

Cemetery Dance Publications
132-B Industry Lane, Unit #7
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Phone: (410) 588-5901 -- 10am to 7pm E.S.T. (Monday to Friday)
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TITLE: The Devil's Wine
EDITOR: Tom Piccirilli
ARTIST: Caniglia
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Graham Masterton, Charles De Lint, Jack Ketchum, Joe Haldeman, Michael Bishop, Jack Cady, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, Peter Crowther, TM Wright, Brian Hodge, Edward Lee, Elizabeth Massie, Jay Bonansinga, and Tamara Thorne
ISBN: 1-58767-070-4
RELEASE DATE: October 2003
FORMAT: Hardcover

S&S The Dark Tower website

Posted: June 2, 2003, 00:00
Simon & Schuster has made a really cool site for The Dark Tower. It has illustrations from Wolves of the Calla and load of other

Among the other things you can find there is some small tidbits on what happened the year that some of the early books where released and a map from The Dark Tower Concordance. They also have "cover" for Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower. This is probably not the finished once though but just temporary image so that the line of covers will be complete...

Thanks to Morgan Berry.

John Mellencamp works on the musical

Posted: June 1, 2003, 00:00
Today I'm happy to let you know that the latest installment of Needful King's is online. The title is In Which We Change the Way We Do Things, Prove Ourselves Right, and Natter and Grommish on About Things King and...

John Mellencamp will devote his attention this summer to the musical he's making King.

Release dates for The Dark Tower

Posted: May 31, 2003, 00:00
According to the press release that goes out with the review copy of The Gunslinger the release dates for part 5, 6 and 7 are as follows:

Dark Tower V - Nov 4,2003
Dark Tower VI - August 1, 2004
Dark Tower VII - November 1, 2004

The Running Man 2

Posted: May 27, 2003, 16:02
'StraightShooter' has this piece on the sequel which not many were clamoring for: "Basically some of Rodmans sponsors were shown the second draft over February. Karen Craig wrote the script from memory - and its pretty good. Pretty much action-focused, but lots of black humor littered throughout. In this one, a star athlete named Carter Riley is forced to do time on the killer game show when he's wrongly accused of murdering a fellow team mate. There's a really awesome death scene where a fellow contestant gets his just desserts on the show co-host by using her head to fill a mesh net - very neat. Arnold's character, Ben Richards, appears in a scene towards the middle of the film. I think they'll be hard-pressed getting Arnold to do the cameo, but hey you never know. I can't imagine anyone else doing the part, and I doubt they'll work around it because the appearance is integral to the lead characters ultimate victory in that "shadow aid" kind of way. The film is supposed to be shooting in Canada mid-year sometime, no idea of director or other stars. I do know though that they're hoping to put it out theatrically".

Thanks to Dark Horizons.

King promoted Kingdom Hospital

Posted: May 21, 2003, 00:00
Here are two images from ABC 2003 Upfront where King promoted Kingdom Hospital. There is also a new portrait of King online.

There is now some info available about the upcoming episodes of The Dead Zone. It has also been confirmed that are a "never before seen" pilot episode for The Dead Zone that will be available through a bounce back purchase from the season 1 DVD set.

The introductions in the Viking reissue hardcovers of the first four Dark Tower books are all the same.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King

Posted: May 20, 2003, 00:00
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King is released today and to celebrate that the authors reveal that they have in fact found 10 additional King's stories that was unknown, until now.

Now you can pre-order the UK edition of Wolves of the Calla.

More Salem's Lot set pictures

Posted: May 18, 2003, 00:00

Today I have more exclusive images from the set of Salem's Lot. These are taken the on the last day of filming in Creswick.

You can also read the latest report from Denis Gatiatullin as well as an article about Salem's Lot from The Age.

Salem's Lot set pictures and Wolves cover

Posted: May 15, 2003, 00:00
Today I have an exclusive report from the set of Salem's Lot including some images from the set. You don't want to miss that!

The cover for the US edition of Wolves of the Calla is now out.

One of the most interesting questions...

Posted: May 14, 2003, 00:00
Scribner published a color scan of the cover for Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance, Volume I today.

Kingdom Hospital will air on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m., ET, beginning in January 2004.

On August 12th MGM will release the Carrie TV adaptation on DVD. It will be 132-minute long and the disc will be full-frame and will contain a DDS 5.1 surround track.

Thanks to Terry Warrick.

Here is a new
with King about The Dark Tower and his retirement.

One of the most interesting questions King gets is: So will we see any other new Stephen King titles published between June's re-issue of The Gunslinger and The Dark Tower in November, 2004?

King: I have not started a new novel since finishing the Dark Tower novels. This is March. I finished the last one, I think, in October. This would be an ordinary fallow period for me anyway. I have some ideas, but not anything I've started to work on yet. I think the Dark Tower novels will be published and then you might see a period of silence from me that would maybe go from two to five years. But there would definitely be something, I think, unless I should keel over dead.

Black House image and more

Posted: May 13, 2003, 00:00
Donald M. Grant has now put some of the images from the new and limited edition of The Talisman and Black House on their site. You can check them out here.

Yesterday The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer aired on ABC and the first 5 reviews are now online.

Robert Grubb has joined the cast for Salem's Lot.

My review for the second half of the second season of The Dead Zone is now online.

Thanks to Terry Warrick.

Official Dark Tower site

Posted: May 11, 2003, 00:00
On King's official site there is also an official Dark Tower site where you can listen to an excerpt from Wolves of the Calla (read by King himself) and an excerpt from new version of The Gunslinger (read by George Guidall).

You can also see two of the illustrations for Wolves of the Calla and one for Song of Susannah.

New look on official site

Posted: May 10, 2003, 00:00

King's official site now has a new look, check it out!

Thornewood Castle where The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was filmed will have a premier party on Monday when the movie airs on ABC. There is now a first review of it online.

Salem's Lot images

Posted: May 7, 2003, 00:00
Two more images from the set of Salem's Lot are now online as well as three articles from The Concier.

Salem's Lot

Posted: May 5, 2003, 00:00

Denis Gatiatullin was kind enough to send me some images from the set of Salem's Lot.

Horror author Tom Piccirilli (a.k.a. Pic) has announced in his newsletter that he has put together a poetry collection to be published by Cemetery Dance Publications in "early Autumn '03", titled The Devils Wine.

About 75% of the book will be previously unpublished new poetry" and will contain poems by such authors as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Graham Masterton, Charles De Lint, Jack Ketchum and many others.

The King poems, although already published elsewhere, are VERY hard to find. The six poems, which were published in University of Maine publications are:

- The Hardcase Speaks (Contraband #2, 1971)
- Harrison State Park '68 (Ubris, 1968)
- The Dark Man (Ubris, 1969)
- Donavon's Brain (Moth, 1970)
- Silence (Moth, 1970)
- Untitled ("...In the Key Chords of Dawn...") (Contraband #1, 1971)

Cemetery Dance is NOT taking preorders right now so please don't call or email them for details about the book. The best chance of purchasing The Devil's Wine should sign-up for either of their email lists.

Thanks to Jonathan Reitan for this info.

The 43rd Dream

Posted: May 2, 2003, 00:00
Three more names has been revealed for Secret Window, Secret Garden and yet another new King story has been found by the authors of The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King. This one is called The 43rd Dream.

Secret Window, Secret Garden

Posted: May 1, 2003, 00:00
First let me apologize that there hasn't been any new updates in the last days. I have been moving to a new home and haven't had the time to do any updates on the site. I have also moved the site to a new web hotel. This won't affect you when you visit but you will have to use a new e-mail if you want to contact me. The new address is info [at]

So, with that out of the way, here is the latest King news:

The latest casting news is that John Turturro have been cast to star alongside Johnny Depp in Secret Window, Secret Garden and that Donald Sutherland will play Richard Straker in Salem's Lot.

A new short story by King has been found. It's called Codename: Mousetrap.

Christine will be released on a special DVD. Read more at Creature Corner.

Thanks to James Cochrane

King is working on the script for Desperation

Posted: April 23, 2003, 23:36
E! Online now has an article about Kingdom Hospital. In the article it also says that King is currently working on the script for the miniseries version of Desperation. You can read it here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Kingdom Hospital

Posted: April 22, 2003, 00:00

King talked about his career path at a Berkeley College Master's Tea Monday April 21st.
Here is an article about it from Yale Daily News.

E! Online has an article about Kingdom Hospital online. The same article also says that
King currently is working on the script for the miniseries of Desperation.

The audio version of Wolves of the Calla will be 28 houers long and it seams like the
cover for the new edition of The Gunslinger has gotten a new look.

Click here to see the old one.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Morgan Berry.

Dead Zone: The Hunt

Posted: April 19, 2003, 00:00
Michael Piller's latest web post is now on the official Dead Zone website. In it he talks about (among other things) the infamous unaired episode "The Hunt" (previously The Hunt for Osama). You can also download Mike Taylor's teleplay for the episode.

More about The Running Man 2

Posted: April 17, 2003, 16:00
Here are a bit more info about the plot of The Running Man 2:

Involtra Sports Magazine says basketballer Dennis Rodman is in talks to star in a sequel to the 1987 Schwarzenegger film The Running Man. In the movie, Rodman would play Carter Riley, a star athlete, who when wrongly charged of murdering a fellow teammate, is sent to a game show where the prize is death. Production is set to begin in Vancouver in August with a fourth quarter theatrical release slated next year.

Rodman a running man?

Posted: April 16, 2003, 15:59
The Z Review reports that Basketballer Dennis Rodman is in talks to star in a sequel to the 1987 Schwarzenegger film The Running Man with production to begin in Vancouver in August.

Kingdom Hospital and The Running Man sequel

Posted: April 16, 2003, 00:00
Kingdom Hospital Sets Fall 2003 Foundation and The Z Review reports that Basketballer Dennis Rodman is in talks to star in a sequel to the 1987 Schwarzenegger film The Running Man with production to begin in Vancouver in August.

Here are a bit more about the plot of the upcoming The Running Man 2.

Carrie and The Dead Zone DVD news

Posted: April 15, 2003, 00:00
First some DVD news. The remake of Carrie that aired on NBC November 4th last year will be released on
DVD by MGM on August 12. Here is also some additional info about season 1 of The Dead Zone:

The complete first season of the highest rated basic cable original dramatic series of all time. 4 Disc Set; Closed captioned; Disc 1: "Genesis"-The creators of the series explain how The Dead Zone came to be. Interviews with Lloyd Segan, Michael and Shawn Pillar and Rob Lieberman.; Disc 2: "Writing"-A featurette that takes you inside meetings with the writing staff as they outline each episode. Interviews with Michael and Shawn Pillar, Director Rob Lieberman, Anthony Michael Hall and David Ogden Stires; Disc 3: "Music And Special Effects"- An in-depth tour of The Dead Zone's amazing visual effects. Interviews with visual effects innovator Sam Nicholas. A featurette that takes you inside the creative process of award-winning composer Roy Hay (founding member of the Culture Club).; Disc 4: A behind the scenes collection featuring never before seen interviews with The Dead Zone's many guest stars including Sean Patrick Flannery and Chris Masterson.

Disc One:
Full Screen
Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Episodes 1, 2, & 3
1. GENESIS - The Stars & Creators Speak
Disc Two:
Full Screen
Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Episodes 4, 5, & 6
Disc Three:
Full Screen
Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Episodes 7, 8, & 9
Disc Four:
Full Screen
Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Episodes 10, 11, 12, & 13

Pre-order here

The first (of 6) new episode of The Dead Zone (tentatively scheduled for July 6) is currently entitled The Storm.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer will air on ABC on May 12, 9PM(EDT).

Thanks to Terry Warrick.

Creepshow animated series

Posted: April 14, 2003, 00:00
Creepshow will be a new half-hour animated horror series.

Here is what they say:

YTV, Canada’s leading network for children’s programming, has joined forces with Vancouver’s SecondSun Entertainment and Minds Eye Entertainment to produce CREEPSHOW, a new half-hour animated horror series aimed at the 12-17 age demographic. “It will be a suspense thriller series,” commented series producer Chris Delaney, “with all kinds of bizarre characters and unique plot twists and turns to keep the kids on the edge of their seats. It will be scary and fun at the same time.” No word on whether the kid’s show will retain elements from Romero and King’s film of the same name or the classic EC horror comics it was inspired by, but here’s a few plot teasers: a babysitter is attacked by monster children; a robot comes to life and does battle with its owner; a teenage girl home from a mental institution is stalked by a maniac with red, glowing eyes. Spooky! Saunter over to the Rue Mortuary to discuss.

Joe Harris talks children

Posted: April 4, 2003, 20:33
Joe Harris is involved with the latest movie in the Children of the Corn saga. Here is what he sais on Joe's Movies & Comics Backwash:

"I'm involved with the new Children of the Corn sequel (for Dimension), but I'm keeping the exact details under wraps for a little bit. I've got a lot of new projects up and running since Darkness Falls opened", he says. "I'm going to make a dedicated, valliant attempt [to save the series]". He adds, "Rest assured, the spirit of the first film and the original King story will be there. I want to make scary movies. The kind we don't see anymore."

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting.

The Man who loved Flowers

Posted: April 3, 2003, 13:12
A new Dollar Baby is in the making. Justin Zimmerman has gotten the OK from King to turn The Man who loved Flowers into a movie. Here is a report from The Athens News:

Zimmerman said he also has recently received permission to film ³The Man Who Loved Flowers,² a short story from ³Night Shift² by Stephen King. ³I figured if I¹m going to start off with a narrative film, it might as well be a Stephen King,² he said.

Zimmerman said he purchased the rights to the story and received permission to adapt and shoot the film, which will be a six- to seven-minute piece. He plans to begin shooting the film in Maine within the next couple of years, but said that many Ohio personnel will be involved in the process. More information about Zimmerman¹s work can be found at

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Dead Zone and more

Posted: April 3, 2003, 00:00
Here are a bit more info about the DVD box set for season 1 of The Dead Zone:

Release date: June 17, 2003
Number of DVDs: 4
- Disc #1:Episodes 1-3
- Disc #2:Episodes 4-6
- Disc #3:Episodes 7-9
- Disc #4:Episodes 10-13

Interviews with Michael and Shawn Piller
Behind-The-Scenes Interviews with cast, crew and creators
In-depth tour of the Dead Zone's visual effects
Special Collector's packaging

Pre-order here

Check out a new article about Salem's Lot and The Man who loved Flowers is going to become a Dollar Baby.

I also want to make a clarification. The black and white cover for Wolves of the Calla that I put out on my site yesterday isn't the final cover. This is from a promotional item. The color cover for the audio edition is the final version though so please check out that if you want an idea of how the book cover will look like (without the audio related text that is). Also, this is the cover for Simon & Schuster's editions.

Thanks to Terry Warrick for this.

The Dark Tower covers

Posted: April 2, 2003, 00:00

Today I'm proud to be able to show you the cover art for the hardback and the cover for the audio edition of Wolves of the Calla as well as the cover for Stephen King's The Dark Tower - A Concordance Vol 1 by Robin Furth.

The Dead Zone first season on DVD

Posted: March 31, 2003, 00:00
The first season of The Dead Zone will be out on DVD on June 17 The DVD will contain all episodes except the first two that's already out on DVD.

The creators of Salem's Lot are preparing for some location shooting in Creswick.

Thanks to Terry Warrick for this

Interview with King, Martin joins Remainders

Posted: March 28, 2003, 00:00
Here is an interview with King that he did with In it he talks (among other things) about the future of his career:

Recent reports that he has decided to retire from writing are not exactly true, he says. "I love to write.... And if I really like something and think it's really good, I'll publish it. But I do think I've said everything I have to say in terms of stories. You get to a point where you not only start to repeat yourself, but you start to think you're important ... which means you become boring and sort of a windbag. I have to be very careful of that."

The Rock Bottom will perform with guest star Steve Martin on April 25th. Please note that due to scheduling Stephen King will not be performing on this tour.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Diary, The Mist, The Dark Tower, Salem's Lot

Posted: March 25, 2003, 00:00
Here is an image from ABC's The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer.

Darabont hopes to write The Mist before the end of 2003 and Whelan is working on a cover and pictures for the last book in The Dark Tower series.

Dan Byrd joins the cast of Salem's Lot.

Dark Tower Books I-IV and more

Posted: March 24, 2003, 00:00
The publishers for the audio versions of Dark Tower Books I-IV have announced that they'll re-release the audio by July 14th They'll also be including the revised and re-recorded version of The Gunslinger, using George Guidall's new recording!

Some images from the premier of Dreamcatcher are now online.

Thanks to Bev Vincent and THE Antman.

Dreamcatcher premier and anti-war

Posted: March 21, 2003, 00:00
Here is site that covers the premier of Dreamcatcher.

Here is an article from USA Today about the war with Iraq.

It says that:
Stephen King, Amy Tan and Wally Lamb are among 147 writers who signed the letter, warning that the United States shouldn't join the "evildoers in this world."

More books after The Dark Tower?

Posted: March 18, 2003, 00:00
In a recent interview with Chicago Sun-Times (interview) King gives us all hope that there might be more books after the last Dark Tower books.

Here is what he said:
But after that, I'm pretty well done with what I think of as my traditional career. Except it's not gonna be retirement, because I'm gonna keep writing. I'm just gonna pick and choose more what I decide to publish and do.

He also said that:
And one thing that might really be fun is to just do a book, a novel, a real novel, and publish it online and see what happens.

Rebecca Gibney has joined the cast for the new four-hour mini-series version of Salem's Lot.

Dark Tower V in final draft

Posted: March 13, 2003, 00:00
Donald M. Grant reports that King now has completed the final draft of The Dark Tower V and that it is now in the copyediting & proofing stage.

Eli Roth to do 1408

Posted: March 12, 2003, 22:19
Ain't it cool news reports that Eli Roth has signed on to do a movie of King's short story 1408. Here is what they said:

He’s featured in the new PREMIERE as one of the saviors of horror cinema, he just signed to adapt Stephen King’s short story “1408” for Radar Pictures (a great gig, since that story gives a filmmaker all sorts of incredible opportunities), and just yesterday, we reported on his collaboration with Richard Kelly as they both adapt Richard Matheson’s “The Box.”

The movie was also mentioned in Fangoria.

“I’m also adapting a Stephen King short story called ‘1408,’ which I'm really excited about,” Roth continues. This tale, issued as part of the BLOOD AND SMOKE audiobooks read by King himself, is about a true-horror author spending the night in the titular haunted hotel room, where over 30 people have supposedly died. “King has been my favorite author ever since I was old enough to read, so to adapt one of his stories into a feature film is a true honor. I will write and direct it, and Lorenzo DiBonaventura, who used to be the head of Warner Brothers, will produce it.”

Thanks to 'Bones, Linda and Bev Vincent.

Harris and Grady are Children of the Corn

Posted: March 12, 2003, 20:31
Miramax/Dimension have revealed their plans for Children of the Corn 8. Joe Harris ("Darkness Falls") is involved and Michael Grady is playing executive on.

Thanks to Moviehole.

1408 and other movies

Posted: March 12, 2003, 00:00
Miramax/Dimension have revealed some plans for Children of the Corn 8,

Mick Garris hopes to start shooting Riding the Bullet in June.

A report from a screening of Dreamcatcher is now online and it's reported that King will attend the premier of the movie.

Eli Roth has signed on to do a movie of King's short story 1408.


Posted: March 10, 2003, 00:00
Short correction. King hasn't been nominations for the 2003 Horror Writers Association's "Bram Stoker Awards" yet. What happens is that HWA members make recommendations over the course of the year. Books, etc. that receive enough recommendations go onto a preliminary ballot, with any additions from an Additions Jury who can put things on if they believe they are significant but have been omitted.

At the first part of the year, the preliminary ballot goes out to HWA members, who then pick the top three in each category. The election committee then tallies these votes and puts together the final ballot.

So, King has received two recommendations but they are not yet nominations. That won't happen until the final ballot is collated.

Thanks to Bev Vincent for this correction.


Posted: March 9, 2003, 00:00
King has gotten two nominations at the 2003 Horror Writers Association's "Bram Stoker Awards".

Novel: "From a Buick Eight" by Stephen King Fiction Collection: "Everything's Eventual" by Stephen King

Thanks to Jonathan Reitan for this.

Rob Lowe in Salem's Lot + The Gunslinger details

Posted: February 25, 2003, 00:00
Rob Lowe has sign on to play Ben Mears in the remake of Salem's Lot and George Guidall will read The Dark Tower V.

As you all know Viking will reissue hardcover editions of the first four Dark Tower books. The first one, The Gunslinger will be revised and expanded. Due to this there have been many questions about what the extra stuff will be and why it has been added. Well, here is King's own explanation.

"Here's the scoop on the new material I've added to The Gunslinger. The idea was to bring The Gunslinger in line with the material in the new books as well as the material in the first four. The other thing I wanted to do was to rewrite to some degree for language because I always felt it had a different feel than the other books because I was so young when I wrote it. The material is about an additional 10% (about 35 manuscript pages) with changes on almost every page."
From King's official site

There will also be a new audio edition of The Gunslinger. No reader has been announced yet.

The Dark Tower audio editions

Posted: February 20, 2003, 00:00
It has now been confirmed by Simon & Schuster Audio that there will be audio editions of the last three Dark Tower books. Here are the release date for the audio editions:

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla:
October 27, 2003

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah:
June 2004

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower:
November 2004

Updated The Dark Tower schedule

Posted: February 15, 2003, 00:00
Today I can also present Hodder & Stoughton's release schedule for the remaining 3 Dark Tower books and the re-release of the first 4. This means that the full release schedule looks like this:

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (in a newly revised and expanded edition):
Viking (hardback): June 2003
Hodder & Stoughton (paperback): August 2003

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three:
Viking (hardback): June 2003
Hodder & Stoughton (paperback): August 2003

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands:
Viking (hardback): June 2003
Hodder & Stoughton (paperback): September 2003

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass:
Viking (hardback): June 2003
Hodder & Stoughton (paperback): October 2003

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla:
Donald M. Grant: October 2003
Simon & Schuster: November 2003
Hodder & Stoughton: November 2003

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah:
Donald M. Grant: 2004
Simon & Schuster: Summer 2004
Hodder & Stoughton: June 2004

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower:
Donald M. Grant: 2004
Simon & Schuster: November 2004
Hodder & Stoughton: November 2004