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Haven Returns in October

Posted: August 6, 2015, 03:12
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A new season of Haven will return in October. Here is a trailer.



Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Under the Dome Back For a 4th Season?

Posted: August 6, 2015, 01:09
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Looks like there will be a 4th season of Under the Dome but it won't be shot in Wilmington.

Citing sources and social media posts from crew members, Brothers says the CBS show will move to a new location, possibly Utah, for its fourth season. The summer series is wrapping its third season this week.

According to The Wilmywood Daily, word is there will be a sale of set pieces some time soon. Sets for “Under the Dome,” which is based on a Stephen King book, are currently the main feature for tours at EUE/Screen Gems on N. 23rd Street in Wilmington.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Lee Child & Stephen King Talks Jack Reacher

Posted: August 1, 2015, 00:27
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Lee Child & Stephen King at the Harvard Book Store

TICKETS ON SALE 8/11/15

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels LEE CHILD and world-renowned author STEPHEN KING for a discussion of Lee Child's latest book in the Jack Reacher series, Make Me. A book signing with Lee Child will follow the discussion.

Tickets:
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 11 at 12 noon through the Harvard Box Office only:
• in person at the Smith Campus Center (1350 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02138)

• over the phone at (617) 496-2222

• online at https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/

Tickets are $32. Each ticket includes a copy of Make Me by Lee Child. These copies of the book may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

Read more over at King's site

Get The Stephen King Companion 2 Month Early!

Posted: July 30, 2015, 23:03
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It’s been a while but it’s finally time for a new contest again here at Lilja’s Library. This time there are five (5) galleys of George Beahm’s new book The Stephen King Companion. This is the third edition of this book and it’s been updated a lot, and I mean A LOT, since the last edition and you really need to check it out. The book is published in October but you can have a copy in your hands in August. And it will be personally signed by George Beahm.

There will also be a surprise bonus that will be sent with the book, available nowhere else: an exclusive collectible that will not be for sale, or otherwise available, from Beahm’s personal archives of King memorabilia.

Head over to the questions

King & Franco

Posted: July 29, 2015, 12:55
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James Franco posted this photo of him and King. Could that mean a cameo? I have no idea. King might just have been visiting the set.


Thanks to Herbert West

Josh Duhamel in 11/22/63

Posted: July 29, 2015, 01:31
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Josh Duhamel joins the cast of 11/22/63.


Battle Creek alum Josh Duhamel has joined the cast of the Hulu miniseries from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Duhamel will play Frank Dunning, the father of Jake's student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy), in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies' man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes — except Jake, the only man who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

First Haven Photo From Season 6

Posted: July 24, 2015, 22:34
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No date has been set yet but here is the first photo from season 6.


When Season 5 resumes this fall, with the episode “New World Order,” “The tsunami of Troubles brought by Duke has Haven-ites locked down for their own safety,” showrunner Matt McGuinness tells TVLine. “Fortunately, Audrey and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) are locked down together, which is nice for them.”

Source: TV Line

Pet Sematary Reboot

Posted: July 23, 2015, 00:05
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Jeff Buhler talks Pet Sematary reboot with Dread Central

A remake of the original 1989 horror classic, which was directed by Mary Lambert and based on the novel of the same name by horror legend Stephen King, Buhler said of the status of his scripted re-imagining of Pet Sematary, “Since last we spoke [see our previous coverage here], director Juan Carlos and I literally spent another three months going over the script and fine-tuning the horror to the place where it needed to be.”

Buhler expounded of the reboot, which is being produced for Paramount by Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Mark Varhadian, “The characters in this script make some tragic decisions, and the horror is about the ramifications of those decisions. There are still the supernatural aspects of the book, with the pet cemetery and the burial ground from which things come back from the dead, but the real horror is, ‘What do these things do to the family? What does it do to a person to see their child killed, but then to know that they can bring them back? How do you tussle with that idea? And if and when you make that choice, what does that do to you? Will that child be the same? How can life ever return to normal?’”

He continued of their take, “This is pretty far from the 1980’s film, which I adore for certain things that are very intrinsic to that time period in terms of the genre, like a truck driver smoking a joint to a Ramones song. But when a little kid comes back with a scalpel and is like, ‘I want to play with you,’ it kind of becomes Chucky. With this one, we really wanted to get into the emotional aspects of it. There’s still plenty of visceral horror that’s explored, but I’ve always felt that if you lean more into the characters and into their emotional lives, when the visceral shit hits the fan, it’s ten times more scary.”

As for an intended start date of principal photography, Buhler said, “Right now the film’s budget is up for approval at the studio. We have the new script [completed] and will be ready to go when Juan Carlos returns from New York in August. He’s currently there shooting a pilot called ‘Falling Water’ for Gale Anne Hurd’s company, so hopefully things will be up and running in terms of production by the end of the year.”

Thirteen Years: New Book

Posted: July 20, 2015, 23:35
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Check out Kevin's new book.

Now, for the first time ever, Stephen King expert Kevin Quigley’s articles, reviews, and essays from the first thirteen years of the new century are collected in one place. From the beginnings of King’s involvement with the Internet with the publication of the first eBook bestseller, “Riding the Bullet,” to in-depth critiques of King’s most recent novels and stories, Thirteen Years is one of the most incisive and entertaining looks at King’s recent career yet compiled.

Order here.

IT Has New Director

Posted: July 16, 2015, 22:52
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looks like IT has a new director.

Andy Muschietti, the director behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is in negotiations to direct It, New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic.

It was to have started shooting in late June and a new start date remains unclear. Upon closing of Muschietti’s deal, New Line will begin a search for a new writer to tailor a script to Muschietti’s vision. The plan is for the adaptation to still take place over two parts.

Muschietti's sister and writing partner Barbara Muschietti will likely come aboard the project as a producer.

Read more here.
Thanks to Troy Tradup

Ep 47: Fun Rage About Under The Dome

Posted: July 13, 2015, 00:56
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With your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 47 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Under The Dome - Season 3 Episodes 1- 3 have aired. We try to make sense of all the nonsense.

We continue our discussions of Richard Chizmar's - owner of Cemetery Dance Magazine and Publications - thoughts on reading all the Stephen King novels over at - Stephen King Revisited.

This time Stephen King Revisited looks at - Rage.

Stephen King Revisited article links:

1) Getting It On by Bev Vincent
2) A Teacher’s Perspective on Rage by Norman Prentiss
3) Revisiting Rage by Richard Chizmar

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.
Good or bad, we want it all!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:

1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library
2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:33 - Reviews From The NightShift - Under The Dome
4) 29:32 - Stephen King Revisited - Rage
5) 34:42 - Sign Off
6) 1:27:38 - Outre


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King in Locke & Key

Posted: July 8, 2015, 23:21
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King and Joe Hill will be doing voices for the all-star cast audio adaptation of Locke & Key.

But fans of the dark fantasy won’t have to wait much longer to see their favorite book come to life. Or rather, hear it, as Audible Studios will be publishing the first graphic novel, adapted as an audio book with an all-star cast of nerd-friendly heroes.

MTV News can exclusively reveal that not only will the cast feature 50 voice actors, and an original score… It will also be narrated by Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), with special appearances by Hill, Rodriguez, Kate Mulgrew (“Orange is the New Black”) and Hill’s own horror star father, Stephen King.

Read more here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Cujo to be C.U.J.O.

Posted: July 7, 2015, 20:48
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Oh my God, WHY?

Sunn Classic Pictures, veteran producer/director Mr. Lang Elliott, is gearing up to produce, distribute and reboot films from its library. One of the most popular properties in the library is the film based on the Stephen King book entitled “Cujo” that starred Dee Wallace Stone in Sunn’s 1983 motion picture version. The reboot is currently titled C.U.J.O., and stands for “Canine Unit Joint Operations,” a press release tells Bloody Disgusting.

The screenplay has been completed and development is underway with Lang Elliott set to direct.

Read more here.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Troy Tradup

Ep 46: KingCasting About Finders, Keepers

Posted: June 30, 2015, 00:27
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With your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 46 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Special Guest - fellow podcaster, Bob LeDrew of The Kingcast joins your co-hosts Hans Lilja & Lou Sytsma as we review Stephen King's Latest Book - Finder, Keepers.
You can find Bob's podcast, and his plans for it, over at - The Kingcast.

It's a weekly podcast too, which is awesome! Highly recommended.

We continue our discussions of Richard Chizmar's - owner of Cemetery Dance Magazine and Publications - thoughts on reading all the Stephen King novels over at - Stephen King Revisited.

This time Stephen King Revisited looks at - The Shining.

Stephen King Revisited article links:

1) Welcome to the Overlook by Bev Vincent
2) The Shining Revisited by Michael Koryta
3) Revisiting The Shining by Richard Chizmar

As always, we bring you 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!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:

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2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)



In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:51 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 23:29 - Stephen King Revisited - Salem's Lot
5) 34:42 - Reviews From The NightShift - Finders, Keepers
6) 1:27:38 - Sign Off
7) 1:29:16 - Outre

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Laurie Metcalf To Star As Annie Wilkes

Posted: June 23, 2015, 20:45
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- UPDATE -
This is for the play, not a remake of the Movie.

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures , Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu announced today that three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf will star as Annie Wilkes opposite two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon in the new suspense thriller Misery.


Read more here.

Press Release; Episode 1 & 2 of Under the Dome

Posted: June 12, 2015, 13:59
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Press release for the first two episodes of season 3 of Under the Dome.

THE RESIDENTS OF CHESTER’S MILL APPEAR BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE DOME FOLLOWING THEIR EVACUATION INTO THE TUNNELS BENEATH THE TOWN, ON THE TWO-HOUR THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “UNDER THE DOME,” THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Emmy Award Winner Marg Helgenberger and Eriq La Salle Guest Star

Series Moves to Thursdays at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on July 2

“Move On” and “But I’m Not” – The residents of Chester’s Mill appear both inside and outside the Dome following their mysterious encounter in the tunnels beneath the town. As the Dome begins to reveal its ultimate agenda, the townspeople are forced to question what and whom they can trust as fresh threats appear, new residents emerge and surprising alliances form, on the two-hour third season premiere of UNDER THE DOME, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger guest stars as Christine Price, a Chester’s Mill resident with insight into the Dome’s origins. Eriq La Salle guest stars as Hektor Martin, the ruthless CEO of the energy company run by Barbie's father.

The Stand; 8-Part TV Series & 1 Movie?

Posted: June 6, 2015, 01:08
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The Stand on TV and in Theatres? Well, according to an article over at The Wrap that might be the case.

In addition to movie, Warner Bros., CBS Films and writer-director Josh Boone are in talks to mount an 8-part TV series

Before it hits a movie theater near you, Stephen King‘s epic post-apocalyptic novel “The Stand” will take a revolutionary detour to the small screen, as Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with Showtime to mount an eight-part miniseries that will culminate in a big-budget feature film, multiple individuals familiar with the ambitious project have told TheWrap.

Josh Boone, the “Fault In Our Stars” director who boarded “The Stand” in February 2014, will write and direct the star-studded miniseries, which is expected to start shooting early next year as one cohesive production, according to insiders.

This has not been confirmed yet.

Ep 45: Stand With Us & Revisit Salem's Lot

Posted: June 4, 2015, 23:44
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With your hosts - longtime Faithful Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 45 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Your co-hosts Hans Lilja & Lou Sytsma review the movie - Stand by Me - in light of Ben E. King's recent passing and how his song has become indelibly tied to the screen adaptation of the Stephen King short story - The Body from the Collection - Different Seasons.

We continue our discussions of Richard Chizmar's - owner of Cemetery Dance Magazine and Publications - thoughts on reading all the Stephen King novels over at - Stephen King Revisited.

This Stephen King Revisited looks at - Salem's Lot.

Stephen King Revisited article links:
1) Second Coming by Bev Vincent
2) Welcome to the Lot by Christopher Golden
3) Revisiting ‘Salem’s Lot by Richard Chizmar

As always, we bring you 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!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:
1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library
2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:39 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 20:30 - Reviews From The NightShift - Stand By Me
5) 42:45 - Stephen King Revisited - Salem's Lot
6) 1:11:19 - Sign Off
7) 1:13:09 - Outro



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Article About Lilja's Library

Posted: June 4, 2015, 11:47
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Here is an article about me and Lilja's Library from a Swedish magazine called Vi.

Tomorrow Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is released in Swedish, a book that the publisher calls his first pure thriller, and "a tribute to the hard-boiled noir genre." We asked ourselves, who is Sweden's biggest King fan. Perhaps it is this man.

Pennywise Design Sketches

Posted: June 4, 2015, 08:54
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Splice director Vincenzo Natali has just revealed that he had at one point in time pitched his own adaptation of IT. Natali recently joined Twitter and he’s been sharing all sorts of fun behind the scenes images, many of which are from projects that never got off the ground.

Earlier this week, Natali tweeted out some concept art from his IT pitch, giving us a look at four different ideas he had for the character of Pennywise. The design sketches were whipped up by both Natali and artist Amro Attia, and the director is quick to note that the “not so good” drawings were done by him.

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Us Getting Finders Keepers

Posted: June 3, 2015, 08:33
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King’s latest book, Finders Keepers, is out and I would like to do the same thing I did when Mr Mercedes and Revival was released. I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Finders Keepers. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it dosn'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 or the Revival page.

Let's get those photos collected!

Nobody Interested in Tom and Gerald

Posted: June 2, 2015, 23:59
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A couple of interesting tidbits came out of George A. Romero's Wizard World St. Louis Q&A last week.

Nobody will make his Stephen King movie adaptations

"...we haven't been able to sell 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' to anybody. I have been working on that, and recently wrote another draft of that, but nobody wants to do that. We can't get anyone interested. That and 'Gerald's Game.' Those are the two I was interested in, but we can't get anyone."

Romero adapted King's 1999 novel "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" with an eye on Dakota Fanning to star, but the adaptation stalled out because, according to Romero, "Hollywood thought the story was 'too soft,' especially with my name attached to it..." (October 2005 interview with Bloody-Disgusting). As for "Gerald's Game," "Oculus" director Mike Flanagan was reported to have signed on to write and direct a film adaptation in May of last year, but no news has been reported since.

And The Winners Are!

Posted: June 2, 2015, 23:18
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The Finders Keepers contest is over and we have four lucky winners but before we present them, let’s reveal the right answer. The question you should find was "What is Bill Hodges middle name?" and the answer to that question is “William” since his full name is "Kermit William Hodges".

And the winners are: Kathleen Handley, Luke Fitzjohn, Wies Mielniczyn and Stuart Pack. Congratulations!

Nikolaj Arcel to The Dark Tower?

Posted: June 2, 2015, 22:45
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Deadline reports that Nikolaj Arcel is the choice to direct The Dark Tower.

EXCLUSIVE: Nikolaj Arcel is the choice to direct The Dark Tower, the Stephen King novel series set in a world woven with magic and revolving around the gunslinger Roland Deschain. I’ve heard talks will begin shortly toward a deal that will have him overseeing a rewrite and directing the film. Sony Pictures Entertainment signed on earlier this year to co-finance the franchise with Media Rights Capital — it gives new topper Tom Rothman a strong franchise play — and now it looks like they’re near to naming the helmer who’ll bring this massively ambitious project to life.

Let's see if it happen this time...
Rick Urban, Lou Sytsma and Douglas Dowie