Dark Tower Figures And What They Will Cost

Posted: May 6, 2017, 15:00
Here are some better images of The Dark Tower figures will be released later this year and their price. The first two figures are of the "statue" type that you can't move and the last two have moving joints.

The Dark Tower Gallery Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) $39.99

The Dark Tower Gallery Man in Black $39.99

The Dark Tower Select Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) $22.99

The Dark Tower Select Man in Black $22.99

Mike Patton Composing Score For 1922

Posted: May 6, 2017, 01:54
Mike Patton has announced that he's working on a score for the Netflix adaptation of the King's 1922. Mike Patton, who is probably best known as the lead singer of Faith No More, recently spoke to Rolling Stone and casually mentioned that he has composed the score for 1922. Here's how the music legend described the impending soundtrack.

"It's more haunting and Hitchcock-y than you might think."

Movie Poster Edition Of Dark Tower & IT

Posted: May 5, 2017, 22:14
A new paperback edition of The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger with a movie poster cover will be released on June 13. There will also be a new hardcover edition of The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger and IT (pre-order here). Both hardcovers will be released on July 11 and even though it's not confirmed that they will have movie poster covers it's a good guess that they will.

Idris Elba Talks The Dark Tower

Posted: May 4, 2017, 06:31
Here is an interview with Idris Elba about The Dark Tower.

Yes, I want the fans to be satisfied by the character I portray especially since the characters are so well written in the book. However the wonderful thing with being an actor in film is that I am able to interpret the character and I hope the fans are proud of our interpretation.

Matthew McConaughey Talks The Dark Tower

Posted: May 4, 2017, 04:22
Here is an interview with Matthew McConaughey about The Dark Tower.

“He and I spoke quite lyrically,” McConaughey said when we asked what he took from those conversations with King. “[We spoke] about how Walter has the world by a string and he always has a half-cocked smile on his face about it. There’s an enjoyment that comes with his puppeteering. He sees himself as the minister of truth.”

And it looks like the plans for a TV show is moving on. When asked if he would be involved with the planned Dark Tower TV show this is what he said:

Yes, I am somewhat involved, but to what extent we’re still figuring that out.

Shining & IT Nods in The Dark Tower Trailer

Posted: May 3, 2017, 16:01
I heard this from a lot of fans who watched the trailer for The Dark Tower today and Dread Central posted the photos...

Did you catch the nods to The Shining and IT? Did you find others?

A framed photo of the Overlook Hotel from Jake's therapist’s office.

A weathered, broken down, dilapidated wagon that bears the name “Pennywise” and what looks like a few balloons.

Get Your The Nocturnal Reader's Box Now!

Posted: May 3, 2017, 07:23
Have you ordered you The Nocturnal Reader's Box yet? Well it will be packed with King stuff including exclusive items from The Dark Tower, Creepshow, Gwendy's Button Box, IT, and a few others Everything in this box is limited to this box and will not be sold anywhere else.! Here is the limited cover for Gwendy's Button Box.

Order here.

Proof of Eyes Of The Dragon Art Portfolio

Posted: May 3, 2017, 06:15
Here is a really cool galley. It's a galley for something as unusual as art portfolio

I couldn't resist doing a proof for the portfolio. I had some fun with this. The proof is designed to look like the old-style proofs from back in the day. Right down to the stapled publisher slip, and spiral bound pages. And of course, the covers were made to look like they were all beat up with stains and folds.

At first I thought, how can you do a proof for an art portfolio, but there was a need for some sort of rough mockup so we could determine the best order for the content, and have something I could actually look at prior to publication. Aside from that, there was a need for what advance review copies are traditionally used for, to send to media/reviewers, etc. And of course, proofing.

I decided to also include swatches of the materials used in both editions. Right down to the paper, and the covering materials for the boxes. It also has some of the special translucent/vellum paper being used in the actual portfolios.

Place your order while ther eare stil som left.

The Dark Tower Trailer Confirmed For Tomorrow

Posted: May 2, 2017, 14:57
Sony Philippines has announced that The Dark Tower trailer is set to be released tomorrow and instead of the usual trailer tease they have released three motion posters featuring Idris Elba (Roland Deschain), Matthew McConaughey (The Man in Black) and Tom Taylor (Jake Chambers).

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Limited Signed Sleeping Beauties Announced

Posted: May 2, 2017, 09:13
Cemetery Dance Publications has announced a Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s first collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties

A Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition will be printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and embossed endpapers, epic wrap-around cover artwork, nearly a dozen interior color paintings by Jana Heidersdorf, a signature sheet signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and the book will be housed in a custom-made traycase exclusive to this edition.

There is also an unsigned Oversized Slipcased Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies that will be printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, epic wrap-around cover artwork, nearly a dozen interior color paintings by Jana Heidersdorf, and it will be housed in a custom-made slipcase.

Order here but hurry, they will go fast.

Ep. 72 - Lee Gambin Chases Cujo Tales

Posted: May 2, 2017, 09:12

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 72 of The Stephen King Podcast!

As always we bring you all the latest Stephen King news.

Plus this episode, Hans did an interview with Australia based Fangoria writer - Lee Gambin. Lee has written an in-depth history about the making of the Cujo movie titled - Nope, Nothing Wrong Here. As Hans discovered talking with Lee, the Cujo movie had a lot of problems.

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Bear Manor Mania - Nope, Nothing Wrong Here.

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The Dark Tower Trailer

Posted: May 2, 2017, 08:44
According to a document sent out to movie theatres Sony didn't direct theaters to attach the The Dark Tower trailer to anything specific movie so keep your eyes open when you go to the movies this weekend.

Firestarter Remake Announced

Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:18
The fire will burn again. Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman will do a remake of King's Firestarter.

After the opening night screening at the Overlook Film Festival tonight, Akiva Goldsman and Jason Blum announced that they would be teaming up once again to bring Stephen King’s classic pyrokinetic tale back to the big screen.

Scott Teems (Rectify) will co-write the new adaptation with the Academy Award-winning Goldsman. Blum will produce under Blumhouse, and Martha de Laurentiis, an associate produce from the original, will executive produce.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

The Dark Tower Movie Figures

Posted: April 24, 2017, 16:26
Here are some photos from the Diamond Select Toys booth at this weekend's C2E2 convention which is taking place in Chicago. It seems they are developing a few 7” figures for The Dark Tower movie. Please note that these figures are pending licensor approval so they could be changed in time for their release but should give you an idea of what to expect.

And here are more photos of the figures we saw earlier.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King Related; Locke & Key Goes To Hulu

Posted: April 22, 2017, 11:40
Hulu has given a pilot order to Locke & Key, a one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill (The Fireman) and artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Little Nemo). The project comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) and IDW Entertainment, with Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson set to direct.

More info here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Amazing Flowchart

Posted: April 20, 2017, 08:42
How about this? I have never seen anything this detailed about all the connections in King's work. Amazing work by Gillian James and I can’t even imagine how many hours this has taken. So, hats off to Gillian James and if you like me love this, you can get your own here.

You need to frame it yourself though but that is a small price to pay for all this knowledge.

Thanks to everyone who sent me info about this.

The Nocturnal Reader's Box: All Hail The King

Posted: April 13, 2017, 23:27
Have you heard about The Nocturnal Reader's Box? Well I hadn’t until recently. The Nocturnal Reader's Box is a horror sci-fi subscription company and each month they send out a new secret box. Each box has a theme and in June the theme is: All Hail the King.

The Nocturnal Reader's Box has worked with Cemetery Dance to create an exclusive cover for Gwendy’s Button Box just for their subscribers and all items in the box will be Stephen King related and exclusive to this box. The price is only $35 + s/h and there will only be 1500 boxes so don’t wait to long to place your order (they start taking orders on May 1st) here.

Here is the announcement:

Hey Nocturnal Reader's, we are thrilled to announce that we have been working with Cemetery Dance to create an exclusive Nocturnal Reader's Box edition for Stephen King and Richard Chizmar's upcoming "Gwendy's Button Box".

This will be something that you will not be able to get anywhere else and we are very grateful to the team at Cemetery Dance, D&V agency, Richard Chizmar and of course Stephen King. Which brings us to the Theme of June: All Hail the King. We will have limited boxes and once they are sold, there will never be anymore printed. We will tease the new cover art soon! It's completely different from the trade edition cover.

It will be a highly collectible box with a very limited run on this cover. Everything in this box is limited to this box for this month On Sale May 1st. They will sell out!!! We can't save any for anyone, first come first serve.

Trevor Macy Talks Gerald's Game

Posted: April 13, 2017, 01:11
Trevor Macy talks Gerald's Game in this interview.

Is it safe to say that even though it may not be a page-for-page adaptation, that it does keep that same tone from the book that worked so well?

Trevor Macy: It’s a very faithful adaptation in that way, it’s just that there’s a—I don’t mean to be too cryptic, but I don’t want to give it away [laughs]. There’s a storytelling device that we use that the book doesn’t. It’s really nice to get Stephen King’s support in doing that, even at the script stage, so he feels and we feel that it’s a very faithful adaptation.

Read the full interview here.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

The Mist: Different But Faithful

Posted: April 12, 2017, 15:01
Head over to Entertainment Weekly for loads of info about the upcoming The Mist TV series.

Here is how Christian Torpe sees it:

“I pitched it as ‘Ingmar Bergman’s Jaws,’”

“I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont. The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story,”

The TV series will be different compared to King’s story and Darabont’s film. It will be it’s own but at the same time remain faithful to the heart of King’s story.

While the series will try to establish a different story from the King novella and the Darabont movie, Torpe did hint at some possible crossover later in the show. “It’s a weird cousin to the original material,” he says. “It has a constant ebb and flow communication with the novella. But who knows? Maybe some of the original characters will make a cameo at some point.”
For him, The Mist serves as a chance to use a horror story to explore real life dynamics, much as The Twilight Zone did decades ago.

Georgie's Self-Portrait

Posted: April 10, 2017, 09:23
I don't know about you but I can't stop laughing about this class assignment to draw a self-portrait that Jackson Roberts who plays Georgie in the new IT did. Can you imagine the teachers reaction…

Thanks to Matty Jorissen