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.

Caste Rock Casting

Posted: June 28, 2019, 06:31
Here are some new casting news for Castle Rock:

Deadwood alum Robin Weigert, Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, True Detective), Alison Wright (The Americans) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) are set as guest stars for the second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock

In Season 2 of Castle Rock, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Season 2 cast also include Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

Weigert will play Crysilda Wilkes, Annie’s mother. Gadon is Rita Green, a vengeful woman from Annie’s past. Wright will portray Valerie, a kind-hearted local who explores the town’s evil history. Grunberg is Sheriff Boucher, a local official, who faces off against a brewing, dark force in Castle Rock.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Shining vs. Doctor Sleep Trailer

Posted: June 14, 2019, 08:51
The trailer for Doctor Sleep is now out and in it there are some scenes that looks like they are grabbed straight from The Shining. However, the only scene that is from The Shining is the one with the bloody elevators. All the other scenes are recreated by Mike Flanagan. Very impressive if you ask me.

Danny in The Shining (left) and Danny in Doctor Sleep (right).

Father and son.

You can see more examples here

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: June 13, 2019, 10:39
André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Rue Morgue.

As a director, it’s extremely inspiring to be able to tell a story that is so human and so gruesome at the same time. It’s like man vs. the machine in a way, and about the innocence of these boys and how they don’t really grasp what they’ve gotten themselves into until it’s way too late. I’m in awe of Stephen King for having understood so much about humanity at the age of 18 or 19 when he wrote this. It’s an adult story, but written with a young person’s perspective, probably of the Vietnam War; it’s kind of an allegory, I’m guessing, for his fears of being sent to Vietnam at the time.

Help Me Find Isijavanje U Tami

Posted: June 12, 2019, 14:22
The latest edition of Shining in the Dark is now out. You’ll find it in bookstores all over Serbia and the title is Isijavanje U Tami and I now want the help of all you readers out there! If you find it in your bookstore take a photo of the book, preferable with you in the picture as well, and send it to me. Thanks!

Plot & Photos From Season 3 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: June 5, 2019, 08:46
Here is a first look at some photos from season 3 of Mr Mercedes. The season premiers September 10.

Based on the Bill Hodges trilogy from prolific author Stephen King, season three of Mr. Mercedes will closely follow the story contained in “Finders Keepers,” the second book of the series, and continue to explore the fallout from the massacre perpetrated by Brady Hartsfield.

When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.