An Evening with Joe Hill & Stephen King

Posted: September 7, 2019, 00:57
Porter Square Books wil bring you a very special event on October 10: an evening with Joe Hill and Stephen King!

They will be hosting Joe Hill and Stephen King at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville MA on Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at 7pm, and the two authors will sit down together to discuss their respective new books, Full Throttle and The Institute.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 13th at 12:00 pm noon ET, and there are a few purchasing options. Head over to their website for more info.

Only 2 Month Until Doctor Sleep Arrives

Posted: September 6, 2019, 11:39
OK, the premier of Doctor Sleep is about 2 months away and the news and interview about the film is starting to come in. Here are a few new photos and links to interesting articles and set visits.

Talking to Mike Flanagan About DOCTOR SLEEP

On the Set of DOCTOR SLEEP with Mike Flanagan, Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, and Trevor Macy

Why ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Mike Flanagan Makes Horror Movies About Family, Trauma and Redemption

How ‘Doctor Sleep’ Won the Blessing of Stephen King

‘Doctor Sleep’ Star Ewan McGregor on Channeling Jack Nicholson (But Not Too Much)

Why ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director Mike Flanagan Set Out to Make a Sequel to ‘The Shining’

‘Doctor Sleep’ is a Sequel to Both Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and Stephen King’s Original Novel

‘Doctor Sleep’ is a Sequel to Both Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and Stephen King’s Original Novel

‘Doctor Sleep’ Features an Exact Recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel Sets

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

Meet Dick Hallorann

Posted: September 4, 2019, 08:35
Here is a photo of Dick Hallorann (Carl Lumbly) from Doctor Sleep. Fans who have read the book and seen Kubrick's movie know that his fate is a bit different in book vs. the movie. In November we'll know what his part in Doctor Sleep is...

Is Pennywise a rip off of Freddy Krueger?

Posted: September 2, 2019, 11:28
In an interview with Eli Roth Quentin Tarantino says IT is a rip off of A Nightmare on Elm Street. I guess it’s true that both Pennywise and Freddy are boogeymen but other than that I think Tarantino is way off. What do you think?

Thanks to Herbert West

King About Trump, The Institute & Books To Come...

Posted: September 2, 2019, 08:29
Here i s an interview with King that Rolling Stone did about Trump, The Institute and books to come...

King’s next book, If It Bleeds, is due out sometime in 2020. It’s a continuation of his ongoing Holly Gibney detective series. “I have to do a polish on that,” he says. “But it’s basically done.” He’s already jamming away on the one after that (though he’s not ready to divulge any details) and the sudden surge of interest in his work has been a great motivator to keep going. “I’m 71 years old,” he says, “and a lot of people my age are forgotten and I’ve had this late season burst of success. It’s very gratifying.”

Mysteriet Stephen King

Posted: August 23, 2019, 14:45
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Today it’s time to launch Here you’ll find everything about upcoming lectures, past lectures and everything you need to book a lecture. So, help me spread the page to anyone who might be interested and maybe we’ll get a chance to talk Stephen King in the future!

How About A Superversion Of IT?

Posted: August 22, 2019, 12:52
In an interview with SFX Magazine Andy Muschietti said he’s open to not only combining the two IT movies to one long he also says there might be different versions of the movies.

“The possibilities are open. There’s a version where the two movies are cut together. There’s a version where there’s a special director’s cut of number one and a special director’s cut of number two. And I’m happy to basically work on every one of them,”

The running time of IT: Chapter 2 is 165 minutes (the directors cut would probably exceed the 3 hour mark) but Muschietti reveals that the first cut of IT: Chapter 2 was around 4 hours.

So, if there ever is a super version (it’s not confirmed that this will actually happen) of the movies there is no telling how long they would be…

Source: Dread Central

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon To Be Filmed

Posted: August 22, 2019, 08:33
A couple of years ago George Romero said he couldn’t get The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon done. No one was interested and Hollywood thought it was ‘too soft’. Well, now it seems to be happening.

Sanibel Films, the production company of late horror legend George A. Romero and his former wife Chris Romero, announced Tuesday that it is collaborating with Vertigo Entertainment and Origin Story to produce a film adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris Forrest (Romero) has worked long and hard to make this project happen,”
Stephen King

No writer, director, cast or release date has been announced yet.

Source: EW

Roadwork To Be Filmed

Posted: August 7, 2019, 23:40
Last week, during a radio interview with Andy and Barbara Muschietti (IT), both announced they'll be producing an adaptation of King's Bachman book Roadwork. The movie will be directed by Argentinean director Pablo Trapero. They hope to start shooting early next year.

Thanks to Ari & Herbert West

King Writing New Ending To The Stand

Posted: August 2, 2019, 09:59
Exciting news about the upcoming adaptation of The Stand. King is writing a continuation to the book. And don’t worry, there won’t be several bad seasons following the like with Under the Dome. CBS announced at TCA Thursday that King will write the last episode of the providing “a new coda that won’t be found in the book”.

“For fans of the book who have wondered what became of the survivors of the stand, this episode will contain a story that takes us beyond the book to answer those questions,” CBS All Access EVP Julie McNamara said. “A continuation to The Stand; we can’t wait to share that with the world.”

What About Brady? And Will There Be A Season 4?

Posted: July 27, 2019, 14:33
At the Television Critics Association director Jack Bender talked about if we were to see Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway)...

I’d rather not say whether we are going to actually behold Mr. Treadaway or not.

...and if this the third season of Mr Mercedes is really the last season.

It will really depend if Audience Network feels they have enough subscribers watching Mr. Mercedes to justify keeping it going. I have confidence that writers David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro can make up their own Bill Hodges story without a Stephen King book to base it on.

He also talked about if Bruce Dern's part is just a cameo and how Morris is the new Brady.

Read more over at Slash Film

Why Adapting The Mr Mercedes Books Out Of Order

Posted: July 26, 2019, 10:32
Brett Gelman, Breeda Wool, Jack Bender and Gabriel Ebert were on a panel for the Television Critics Association to talk about why they adapted the books out of order.

“Because the focus of the show was this love/hate affair between Brady Hartsfield and Bill Hodges, and because of the condition we left our villain, almost comatose after his head was bashed in, we had to figure out a way to have him in the show in an active way,” Bender said. “The writers, myself, all of us came up with a version that wasn’t going to be Finders Keepers and we knew we were going to have to put that off and found a way to make that the focus of season 3.”

If the first two episodes is a good indication I suspect that season 3 might be the best season yet...

Read the full article over at Cheat Sheet

Greg Nicotero Talks Survivior Type & Gray Matter

Posted: July 23, 2019, 09:12
Greg Nicotero explains why it was first mentioned that it would be King’s story Survivior Type and then Gray Matter that he adapted for Creepshow in this interview with Daily Dead.

How many episodes did you direct, then?

Greg Nicotero: I directed two of them. I directed “Gray Matter,” which is the Stephen King story. Steve was the first call I made when this got going. I just said, "Listen, it's not Creepshow without a story from you. What do you think?" And he said, "I have the perfect story for you." He sent me "Survivor Type," which is this unbelievable story about a guy who's stranded on a desert island and ends up cutting off parts of his body and eating them as he goes. And I'm like, "Well, listen, if Stephen King says this is the story, this is the story." So I wrote the script for it, and when we started working out just how we were going to shoot the show, because we were super ambitious, I realized I didn’t know how we're gonna do that story without a lot of visual effects. Plus, we would actually have to fly to an island and shoot it.

So I asked him for another story, and that’s when I remembered “Gray Matter.” And in terms of our show, it's much more of a personal story, and he went, "Yeah, okay, you can take that one." So, I directed that one. There was another story that was the first story that I read when we were looking for material, by David J. Schow, who's a really good friend of mine. It's called “The Finger.” It's about this dude who's walking along and he finds a finger on the ground and he picks it up and he brings it in his house. The next day it's an arm. And then the next day, it becomes this creature and it becomes like his little buddy. It’s a really great story, too.

Sleeping Beauties Adapted As A Comic Book

Posted: July 17, 2019, 09:14
IDW Publishing will adapt Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King as a 10-part comic book epic. It will be adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard). IDW has the series slated for a high-profile launch in early 2020.

“We are so excited about Rio and Alison’s vision for Sleeping Beauties. We’ve been fans of Rio’s for years and Alison’s artwork is simply extraordinary. IDW couldn’t have found a better pairing.”
- Owen King

“We’re looking forward to seeing our work in this exciting format.”
- Stephen King

“The story is very suggestive for interesting art, with magical themes interwoven through a very real place setting in Appalachia, and the opportunity to draw some truly diverse people. Places, spaces, gender, bodies, character, relationships, political themes, emotions, a challenging (and almost certainly innovative) design job, and a great story – it’s all here. I cannot wait to share what we are making.”
- Alison Sampson

“To work on anything with the King name attached is surreal, dizzying, and somewhat terrifying. As soon as my feet touch terra firma, I will focus on my goal: to stay true to the novel’s spirit, and to deliver a page-turning, visually impacting experience that will appeal to readers of both Stephen and Owen King’s fiction, and to comics fans the world over.”
- Rio Youers

My only concern about this is how on earth they are going to fit a 700 page novel into 10 issues…

Thanks to Marco Lammers.


Posted: July 16, 2019, 16:53
IKEA in Edinburgh seems to like IT. Here are two of their set-ups.

Keep up the good work and to everyone else out there...follow IKEA and creat your own King set-ups!

Castle Rock Season 2 Update

Posted: July 16, 2019, 14:02
Castle Rock is in production and Bleeding Cool has posted a summaries of what we know so far. This season’s cast includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tim Robbins (Here and Now), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049), Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why), John Hoogenakker (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Robin Weigert (Big Little Lies, Deadwood), Alison Wright(The Americans), Greg Grunberg (A Star is Born, Heroes), and Sarah Gadon(True Detective).

It also looks like season 2 will be slightly connected to the first season…

Having finished shooting the premiere episode earlier this week, Greg Yaitanes revealed that this season begins “on the heels” of the first season. While no names have been mentioned, this does open up the possibility of characters from the first season making guest appearances as well as giving viewers a larger view of Castle Rock.

Creewpshow Poster

Posted: July 16, 2019, 08:36
Here is a poster for Shudder's Creepshow. A modern version of the postster for the first Creepshow 2 movie where The Creep is watching TV instead of sitting in a movie theatre.

Thanks to Ed.

The Blue Air Compressor; Impossible To Film?

Posted: July 12, 2019, 14:11
Screenrant lists 10 King stories that is (according to them) impossible to bring to the Big Screen and here is number 7. If you aren’t familiar with The Blue Air Compressor you can find it in Shining in the Dark, now out in 8 languages and 3 more to come. Check it out here.

And after you have, what is your thoughts, can it be a movie?

The Stand Miniseries On Blu-Ray In September

Posted: July 10, 2019, 14:00
With the new TV series based on The Stand it’s no surprise that the original miniseries (that celebrates 25 years this year) is getting a Collector's Edition Blu-ray release. The Blu-ray is released on September 24th. No info has been released about the bonus features yet but hopefully there will be a lot…

IT At Comic-Con

Posted: July 10, 2019, 10:54
At this years Comic-Con there will be new footage from IT Chapter Two as well as a Q&A with the cast and crew.

If you're 18 or older and you have a "valid preview night, 4 Day or any single day badge," you can register to attend the event by submitting your RSVP here.

Marilyn Manson Cast In The Stand

Posted: July 9, 2019, 09:14
Marilyn Manson has been cast in be The Stand. He confirmed it in an interview with Revolver and also mentioned that he and Shooter Jenings also recorded a cover of The Doors The End for the series.

Shooter and I also did a cover of "The End" by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I'm also going to be acting in.

The Stand Begin Filming in September

Posted: July 1, 2019, 03:47
HN Entertainment has confirmed that the CBS All Access series adaptation of King’s The Stand will begin filming on September 16th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is expected to wrap on March 11th.

Production designer Aaron Haye has also joined the show. He recently worked on Bohemian Rhapsody and the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

SK Tours Of Maine; The Book

Posted: June 30, 2019, 04:55
Stu at SK Tours of Maine has published a guidebook called SK Tours of Maine. Stu has been running a tour of Bangor for a decade, but he’s had nothing to sell except postcards and decals, and the customers wanted a more substantial souvenir. So he compiled a guidebook that covers all the stops on the three-hour tour.

The book is in full color and 128 pages long. You can get your copies by contacting Stu.