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My Interview with Michael Martin

Posted: July 27, 2018, 11:19
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Michael Martin is the propmaster on the show Castle Rock and is responsible for all the things you see in the show. I thought it would be interesting to hear more about this and got a chance to talk to Michael about it. Here is what he said…

It’s more important have a good sense of how things should look before you try to create new things. A prop needs to be recognizable first and then it can be interesting.

From A Buick 8 To Be Filmed

Posted: July 23, 2018, 19:58
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Deadline reports that From a Buick 8 has been optioned by Hyde Park Entertainment.

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King’s bestselling novel From A Buick 8 has been optioned by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment. Amritraj has set William Brent Bell to write the script and direct. Bell last helmed the STX release The Boy, and his other credits include the Paramont genre hit The Devil Inside, Wer, and Stay Alive. Amritraj will produce. Addison Mehr and Priya Amritraj will be executive producers.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Season 2 Based Mainly On End Of Watch

Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:28
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Syfy Wire reports from the Mr. Mercedes pannel at Comic Con.

And while trilogy is the key word here, the new season of the show will not be drawn from the second book in the series, Finders Keepers, but the third and final book, End of Watch.

The problem with using Finders Keepers, said executive producer/director Jack Bender, was that "our heroes didn’t come into it until halfway through the book." Even though the words "Finders Keepers" are included in the season, the main action is taken from the trilogy capper. Just prepare yourself for things to get a little stranger, “a little what the f*** are you talking about?" Bender said.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

IT: Chapter 2 At Comic Con

Posted: July 19, 2018, 20:42
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Movieweb had the following to report about IT: Chapter 2 presence at Comic Con.

IT 2 only recently started shooting, so there wasn't a completed trailer yet. But Pennywise did manage to make his way onto the big screen in front of a crowd of screaming fans. This first footage probably won't show up online unless someone bootlegs it. The scene in question introduces Bill Hader as the grown up Richie and James Ransone as the much older Eddie.

Before showing off the footage at Comic-Con, director Andy Muschietti talked a bit about his sequel, and called this a much scarier movie. Muschettie is returning to direct IT 2, which catches up with the Losers' Club as adults in 2019. Everyone is 30 years older, and still quite scared of that old dancing clown Pennywise. They survived their first encounter with the demon back in the 1980s, but they may not have the same kind of luck this time around.


Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Contest Time: Win Pennywise x 2

Posted: July 19, 2018, 00:02
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It’s been a while since we had a contest here at Lilja’s Library but now it’s time again and do I have a cool price for you! Not one but two cool NECA Pennywise figures are up for grabs. And since they are a nice couple one lucky winner will get both figures. Yes, you heard right. One lucky winner will get one 1990’s version of Pennywise AND one 2017’s version of Pennywise.


Enter the contest here by answering three questions and motivate why you should win. Good Luck!

Creepshow As An Anthology Series

Posted: July 18, 2018, 22:56
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Bloody Disgusting reports that Creepshow will be an anthology series on Shudder. It dosn't say if it will be using stories by King or just the name though...

EW reports that Shudder is bringing back Creepshow, only not as a film franchise. Next year, the streaming service will launch “Creepshow” as an anthology series, with makeup master Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) directing the premiere!

Nicotero will also executive-produce and supervise the show’s creative elements. His KNB EFX Group will handle the show’s creature and makeup effects.

The series is scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019. Each episode will tell original stories and be helmed by a different filmmaker.

Thanks to Herbert West

Ep 90: The Outsider & Laurie Reviews

Posted: July 16, 2018, 22:47
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Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 90 of The Stephen King Podcast!

In this episode, we do a double-header review of King's latest novel - The Outsider as well as a short story that was put up at Stephen King's website for free - Laurie.

Plus our recap of the latest Stephen King news.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!
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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:00 - News From The Death Room
4) 08:03 - Reviews From The Nightshift: Laurie & The Outsider
5) 35:39 - Podcast Signoff
6) 36:08 - Outro


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Two Castle Rock Teasers

Posted: July 13, 2018, 23:26
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Here are two teasers for Castle Rock that Hulu posted on Twitter.





My Interview With Rob Kyker: Prop Master

Posted: July 13, 2018, 10:55
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Can you imagine being responsible for anything that an actor touches in a TV show like Mr. Mercedes? Everything from guns, food, watches, cell phones, animals, pictures and cars? For Rob Kyker that is just another day at work as he’s the prop master on the show. I got the chance to talk to him a bit about his work on Mr. Mercedes and here is what he had to say.

Comic Con: King Related Info

Posted: July 12, 2018, 12:48
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Here is the info you need about Mr Mercedes and Castle Rock at Comic Con. And for those of you that go, don't forget to bring me all the cool King stuff they hand out!

THURSDAY, JULY 19
8:00pm – Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes: Season 2
Jack Bender (EP/director, Game of Thrones, Lost), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Holland Taylor (The L Word, Legally Blonde), Justine Lupe (Snowfall), and Breeda Wool (UnReal) give a first look at the new season of the AT&T AUDIENCE original series Mr. Mercedes. A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a mass murder, Brady Hartsfield remains in a vegetative state, and retired Detective Bill Hodges has opened Finders Keepers. When unexplainable occurrences begin, Hodges has a feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.
Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB

FRIDAY, JULY 20
12:45pm – Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock
Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.
Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

The Muppes As King Characters

Posted: July 12, 2018, 10:42
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I just found these cool versions of the Muppet characters as iconic horror characters. Now I think I’ll need to check out the Muppet Show again…

Statler and Waldorf as The Grady Twins

Ms. Piggy as Carrie White

These are done by Jason Beck and you can see a lot more over at his site.

Fans Get The Outsider

Posted: July 6, 2018, 10:25
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Stephen King’s The Outsider, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of The Outsider. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page or the Sleeping Beauties Book page

Check out all the The Outsider photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Synopsis For Castle Rock

Posted: July 3, 2018, 07:22
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Here are some short synopsis for the first four episodes of Castle Rock:

S1 E101 'Severance'
An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to his home town of Castle Rock, Maine.

S1 E102 'Habeas Corpus'
Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.

S1 E103 'Local Color'
The past catches up with Molly Strand.

S1 E104 'The Box'
Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock.


Ep. 89: Stephen Spignesi Interview

Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:38
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Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 89 of The Stephen King Podcast!

In this episode, we are honored to have one of the first Stephen King chroniclers, Stephen Spignesi, join us for an interview. Back in the 1990s, Stephen wrote the Stephen King Encyclopedia which was a great boon for King fans, in the pre-Internet days. Stephen has a new King book coming out this October - Stephen King: American Master.

Plus our recap of the latest Stephen King news.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup

3) 01:02 - News From The Death Room
4) 21:00 - Stephen Spignesi Interview
5) 1:17:19 - Podcast Signoff
6) 1:18:37 - Outro


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Fatih Akin To Direct Firestarter

Posted: June 29, 2018, 11:08
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Fatih Akin will direct the remake of Firestarter.

Fatih Akin — the German director behind last year's Golden Globe winner In the Fade — will direct Firestarter for Universal and Blumhouse.

The 1980 Stephen King book will be adapted by Scott Teems andJason Blum and Akiva Goldsman will produce, with Martha de Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 movie, set to executive produce.

The Boogeyman To Be A Movie

Posted: June 26, 2018, 23:43
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Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is finalizing a deal for The Boogeyman. The film will be done by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods who's done A Quiet Place. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing.

Thanks to Herbert West

Mr Mercedes At Comic Con

Posted: June 22, 2018, 03:16
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The AT&T* AUDIENCE Network series "Mr. Mercedes," produced by Sonar Entertainment, is returning to San Diego Comic-Con July 19-21 with the cast and creators of season 2 for the "Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience" and show panel.

The "Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience" will give fans a glimpse into the past and a peek into the future of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series based on the trilogy by Stephen King. Fans can be the first to play the virtual reality (VR) escape room game, "Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape," on the HTC Vive Pro – the next generation of VR headsets. In the "Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers" augmented reality (AR) adventure game, they'll collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.

The "Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience" will include:

Augmented Reality Adventure Game – Download the app to embark on an AR-driven investigation helping Detective Bill Hodges crack the case and claim a reward if you succeed.

Virtual Reality Escape Room Game – Be fully immersed in a virtual escape room inside Brady's lair. Escape before time runs out or you're trapped forever!

Recreating the Physical World of "Mr. Mercedes" – The show's set designers are recreating Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady's lair using actual props.

Bringing Brady to Life Through Projection Mapping – 3-D light projection will creepily bring Brady to life in his hospital bed. Is he in a coma or did you just see him move?

Lenticular Photo Experience – This photo op will transform the participant's face into Brady's along with a socially shareable GIF.

Private Screening Room – Media, VIP and lucky fans will get the chance to watch a sneak peek of season 2.

Sign up here

More IT Casting

Posted: June 22, 2018, 01:18
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Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink have been cast in IT: Chapter 2. Dolan will be playing the role of Adrian Mellon and Beinbrink will play Tom Rogan, Beverly’s abusive husband.

More On Season 2 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: June 21, 2018, 23:12
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Here is a plot summary for season 2 of Mr Mercedes.

The series picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield's thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, which includes Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway ("Penny Dreadful") as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome ("Moonlight") as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence ("Avatar") as Detective Peter Dixon, Breeda Wool ("Unreal") as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe ("Francis Ha") as Holly Gibney, Nancy Travis ("How I Met Your Mother") as Donna Hodges, and Holland Taylor ("The Truman Show") as Ida Silver, is joined by Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") as Brady Hartsfield's doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, Tessa Ferrer ("Grey's Anatomy") as Dr. Babineau's wife Cora Babineau, and Maximiliano Hernandez ("Sicario") as Assistant DA Antonio Montez for season 2.

Season 2 of "Mr. Mercedes" will premiere on AT&T AUDIENCE Network on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Pet Sematary Kids Cast

Posted: June 21, 2018, 23:02
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The kids pars for the remake of Pet Sematary has been cast. Ten-year-old Jeté Laurence will play Ellie and three-year-old twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage, her little brother.

Filming is happening as we speak and the premier is set to April 5, 2019.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Castle Rock World Premieres At Comic-Con

Posted: June 20, 2018, 08:24
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Deadline reports that Castle Rock is heading for Comic-Con.

Castle Rock doesn’t premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King’s stories will be played for fans at the confab next month.

Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over in the U.K., so he won’t be in Ballroom 20, but a Castle Rock panel with stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey and more will be there. Although it is not 100% yet that Andre Holland will be there, that panel is where the special screening is set to take place for fans too. With all that, King himself will not be in the house in any form or fashion as of right now. Yet, there is a chance that SDCC vet Abrams might show his face via video, but that is still under discussion and a matter of scheduling.

San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 19-22.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Dark Tower Comic Released By Gallery 13

Posted: June 19, 2018, 23:00
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Bleeding Cool reports that Gallery 13 has gotten the rights to The Dark Tower comics. The rights include the five first books now officially titled:

Beginnings:
The Gunslinger Born (Book #1)
The Long Road Home (Book #2)
Treachery (Book #3)
The Fall of Gilead (Book #4)
The Battle of Jericho Hill (Book #5)

The Gunslinger:
The Journey Begins (Book #1)
The Little Sisters of Eluria (Book #2)
The Battle of Tull (Book #3)
The Way Station (Book #4)
The Man in Black (Book #5)
Last Shots (Book #6)

Gallery 13 will be publishing the Beginnings prequel graphic novels every two weeks starting with The Gunslinger Born on August 14, 2018. The Gunslinger novel adaptation will publish in Spring 2019.

If you want to learn more about King's comics check out the last Stephen King Podcast.