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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Content

Posted: April 1, 2015, 10:47
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Table of Content:

Confirmed stories
- Afterlife (previously published in Tim House #56, 2013)
- Obits (New)
- The Dune (previously published in Granta #117, 2011)
- Morality (previously published in Esquire July issue, 2009 and Blockade Billy, 2010)
- UR (previously published as a standalone eBook and an audiobook)
- Drunken Firework (will be published as audiobook June 30, 2015)
- Bad Little Kid (previously published as a standalone eBook in France and Germany in respective language)
- A Death (previously published this year in The New Yorker)


Descriptions of stories included
- “a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again”
--- Probably Afterlife

- “a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries”
---Probably Obits

- “a poignant tale about the end of the human race”
---Probably Summer Thunder


Unpublished Stories = 1
Published Stories = 7 (8*)
Unknown Stories = 12 (11*)

* If I'm correct in my guess that Summer Thunder is included.

Where Do You Want Your King News?

Posted: March 31, 2015, 14:38
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Lilja’s Library is sending out news on the web, facebook and twitter but are there other media you would like to receive your daily King news? There is an Instagram account for Lilja’s Library, would you like to see more photos posted there? Where else? I’m looking into new ways of spreading King news so let me know if you have any ideas.

IT Filming in June

Posted: March 30, 2015, 23:23
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Bloody Disgusting reports that IT will start filming in June. They also say it might be a trilogy, something that is news to me. Hopefully more news will come soon.

The feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It is finally entering pre-production, with plans on going behind cameras this June in New York, reports Production Weekly.

The first in what could be a new trilogy is to be helmed by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga.

4 New Stories Confirmed for Bazaar

Posted: March 30, 2015, 16:25
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Today Simon & Schuster posted some new info about The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and also gave us 4 new titles. That makes it 8 known titles so far.

- Afterlife (previously published in Tim House #56, 2013)
- Obits (New)
- The Dune (previously published in Granta #117, 2011)
- Morality (previously published in Esquire July issue, 2009 and Blockade Billy, 2010)
- UR (previously published as a standalone eBook and an audiobook)
- Drunken Firework (will be published as audiobook June 30, 2015)
- Bad Little Kid (previously published as a standalone eBook in France and Germany in respective language)
- A Death (previously published this year in The New Yorker)

Unpublished Stories = 1
Published Stories = 7
Unknown Stories = 12

A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

Ep 42: Gramma Gets No Mercy

Posted: March 26, 2015, 23:26
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With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 42 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Your co-hosts Hans Lilja & Lou Sytsma review the straight to video release of the movie adaption of the King short story - Gramma - called - Mercy.

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

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2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup
2) 04:12 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
3) 14:38 - Reviews From The NightShift - Mercy
4) 34:09 - Sign Off
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Cover For UK Drunken Fireworks

Posted: March 26, 2015, 20:08
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Here are some info and the UK cover for Drunken Fireworks from Hodder & Stoughton.

A new audiobook from Stephen King
Coming June 2015

From International No.1 bestselling author Stephen King, comes a brand-new, never-before-published audio only story on 30 June. Drunken Fireworks will be available from Hodder & Stoughton in both CD and digital download form.

In this new tour-de-force from Stephen King – unavailable in print or any other format – a salt-of-the-earth Maine native recounts how a friendly annual summer fireworks-show rivalry with his neighbour across the lake gradually spirals out of control…with explosive results.

Read by Tim Sample, and perfectly timed to coincide with 4 July Fireworks in the States, Drunken Fireworks will initially be released exclusively in audio before it is available as part of King's exciting new collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, coming on 3 November. Find out more here.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams info From Hodder

Posted: March 26, 2015, 20:04
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Hodder & Stoughton sent out this info about The Bazaar of Bad Dreams today.

A new collection of stories from Stephen King
Coming November 2015

Hodder and Stoughton is delighted to announce that they will publish Stephen King's new book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams on 3 November 2015. It will be released as a hardback, trade paperback for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, eBook and audio digital download.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is a thrilling collection of twenty stories – some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time – with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation. This will delight all his readers including those who loved his insight into the craft of writing in his non-fiction title On Writing.

Stephen King is the master of the short story form – the No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection Night Shift was published 35 years ago. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: ‘There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.’

And indeed in this collection there is a curio for every reader – a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches and explosive climax. This latter, excitingly, will be launched initially as an audio-only edition – find out more here.

‘I made them especially for you’, says King to his Constant Reader. ‘Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.'

Peter Straub Talk Talisman 3 at a signing in 2014

Posted: March 19, 2015, 09:58
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This is an interesting clip from a signing with Peter Straub. It’s from May 2014 and in it he says that he and King plan on starting “The Talisman 3” the upcoming winter. We now know that didn’t happen but it’s nice to hear him talk about the books. Please note though that this is almost a year old and does NOT mean they will start writing the book now.



Thanks to Cody Williams

Hardcover Edition of Joyland Announced

Posted: March 18, 2015, 15:24
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STEPHEN KING’S JOYLAND
COMING IN NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION


Hardcover Edition from Hard Case Crime to Feature Never-Before-Seen Art by Glen Orbik, Robert McGinnis, Mark Summers and Pat Kinsella.

Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels from editor Charles Ardai and publisher Titan Books, announced today that in September 2015 they will publish a new illustrated hardcover edition of their bestselling title of all time, Stephen King’s JOYLAND. The acclaimed coming-of-age story set in a possibly haunted small-town amusement park spent more than 25 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List in paperback and ebook format. Aside from certain extremely limited editions for collectors, however, no hardcover edition of the book has ever been published.

The new edition will feature a brand new cover painting by popular Hard Case Crime artist Glen Orbik, whose other covers for the series include books by Gore Vidal and Michael Crichton; a map of the Joyland amusement park illustrated in the classic ‘mapback’ style by Susan Hunt Yule; and more than twenty interior illustrations by acclaimed artists Robert McGinnis, Mark Summers and Pat Kinsella.

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Update on The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: March 18, 2015, 13:31
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The Guardian has published an article about the upcoming The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and King’s editor at Hodder & Stoughton, Philippa Pride, gives us some updates on the book.

- It will be published on 3 November 2015

- It will Contain 20 short stories by King (a mix of new writing and work already collected in magazines)

- There will be introductions to each story by King in which he will provide “autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write it”, as well as “the origins and motivation of each story”.

Confirmed stories are:
- A Death
- Drunken Fireworks
- UR (revised)
- Bad Little Kid

Descriptions of others:
- “a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again”
- “a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries”
- “a poignant tale about the end of the human race”

Read the full article here.

“Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”
- Stephen King on the stories in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

11/22/63 To Air In About A Year

Posted: March 17, 2015, 23:50
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According to this interview with Hulu’s ad boss Peter Naylor 11/22/63 will probably premier around this time next year, if not a little earlier. Read the full interview here.

"So how are you planning to sell "11/22/63" to advertisers?

"11/22/63" will probably be out around this time next year, if not a little earlier. Maybe January. So we've got time. The principal photography starts in May in both Dallas and Toronto. A lot of things we're thinking about include pretty conventional ideas like integration, sponsorship and looking at -- for lack of a better word -- shoulder programming, or webisodic programming. Just short-form stuff. Our menu would be things like "Anatomy of a Scene," "Anatomy of an Episode," director's cuts. None of that has been set, but that's the menu we'll be looking at with our partners at Warner Bros. They know that we cut the show with conventional commercial breaks. And we're going to want to do what most big TV does, which again is integrations, sponsorships and shoulder programming. There's one thing that I'm thinking about that I can't reveal before the upfronts."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Jaunt as a Movie

Posted: March 13, 2015, 09:05
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Deadline reports that The Jaunt been optioned for a feature movie.

Another Stephen King adaptation will soon be on its way as Deadline is reporting that Plan B has optioned feature rights to The Jaunt, the 1981 Stephen King short story about teleportation travel. The company has attached Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the duo behind the 2013 horror film Mama.

It’s early days, but this will be developed for Andy to direct. Plan B hasn’t set it with a studio yet, but principals Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner have a first-look deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment.

King first published the short story in Twilight Zone Magazine, but it gained prominence in his short-story anthology Skeleton Crew, published in 1985. It’s a futuristic tale that takes place in the 24th century, as a father explains the ground rules for “Jaunting,” a form of teleportation the family will be using shortly to go to Mars. The key is that travelers must be under anesthesia for the short journey, or terrible things happen to the mind of those being jaunted around the solar system. Time stands still, and one’s brain implodes with too much time to think in an absence of external stimulation. Bad things happen.

Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel in Misery

Posted: March 5, 2015, 01:03
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Looks like Misery is headed to Broadway and with non-other than Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Sheldon. This is from Broadway World

This just in! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, "House Of Cards") in the new play MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King.

Directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum), MISERY will play a strictly limited engagement in the fall of 2015, at a Broadway house to be announced shortly.

MISERY will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Castle Rock Entertainment (Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer) and Raymond Wu.

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes (Marvel), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.

MISERY has a set design by David Korins (Motown), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart) and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron West (Peter and the Starcatcher).

"Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has a mission to explore new ways to tell our stories on stage while collaborating with the most creative artists working in theater today," said Producer Mark Kaufman. "MISERY is an outstanding psychological thriller and we have been working closely with William Goldman and Will Frears to develop this play for Broadway. Bruce Willis, who is making his Broadway debut, and Elizabeth Marvel are two great actors who are absolutely perfect to play these characters. I expect this production will be a suspenseful and exciting night of theatre on Broadway."

William Goldman's film adaptation of MISERY, based on Stephen King's celebrated novel, was directed by Rob Reiner and released in 1990, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance as Annie Wilkes.

MISERY made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012.

Who is The Perfect Pennywise?

Posted: March 4, 2015, 23:41
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Cary Fukunaga is looking for the perfect Pennywise...

After blowing our collective minds with the first season of ¡°True Detective¡±, Cary Fukunaga is still developing a modern day take on Stephen King¡¯s It.

What we didn¡¯t know is that he¡¯s been working on it for several years ¨C and that he eventually had to start from scratch.

Bloody Disgusting reader Lucca Cantisano shared pages from Brazilian newspaper O Globo in which Fukunaga talks about the lengthy development process, their hunt for Pennywise, and getting Stephen King¡¯s blessing.

¡°I¡¯ve been in this project for about five years,¡± says Fukunaga in a translation by Lucca. ¡°I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn¡¯t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.

¡°This will be my first movie in the US and I¡¯m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise,¡± he added. ¡°It¡¯s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates (the story is originally set in the 60¡äs) dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he¡¯d like to see in cinemas, I think.¡±


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Ep 41: Maximum Overdrive Review

Posted: March 2, 2015, 15:22
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With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 41 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Special guest writer Tyson Blue goes as we do an indepth look at Maximum Overdrive. Tyson was on the set for a couple of days and shares his behind the scenes visit and inside info.

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!

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1) 00:00 - Intro

2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup

3) 02:24 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News

4) 18:54 - Reviews From The NightShift - Maximum Overdrive
With Special Guest - Writer Tyson Blue - who was on set doing a feature for the now defunct Twilight Zone magazine.
- Review Short Story - Trucks
- Review movie - Maximum Overdrive
- Tyson Blue recounts his Maximum Overdrive set visit
- We chat about various Stephen King items

5) 01:27:59 - Sign Off

6) 01:28:43 - Outre


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A Death: A New Story by King

Posted: March 2, 2015, 10:53
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What’s the best way to start a new week? A new King story off course!. And that is how we can start this week of. In The New Yorker's March 9 issue there is a story by King called A Death and guess what, they have already posted it on their website.


Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Marg Helgenberger Goes Under the Dome

Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:26
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Today it was reported that Marg Helgenberger will join the cast of Under the Dome.


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winner Marg Helgenberger is to appear in an extended story arc on the science-fiction series Under the Dome, CBS announced Thursday.
Based on Stephen King's novella, the show is to kick off its third season with a two-hour premiere June 25.

The series is about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.

Helgenberger, who was a longtime cast member on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will guest star on Under the Dome beginning with the Season 3 premiere episode.

CD's Edition of Salem's Lot

Posted: February 27, 2015, 08:14
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I guess you haven't missed the upcoming CD edition of Salem's Lot but if you have and want one, get it fast as it's selling quick. Here is what you get...


Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:
• an introduction by Stephen King
• an afterword by Clive Barker
• many deleted scenes that were cut from the original manuscript
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
• printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
• custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Numbered Artist Edition, and custom-made three piece traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Artist Edition
• epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by David Palumbo
• a different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by David Palumbo
• full color interior paintings by David Palumbo
• interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
• an original map of the town drawn by Glenn Chadbourne exclusively for this special edition
• signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings
• an exclusive reproduction of the first reader's letter to point out the Father "Cody" error and several internal memos from Doubleday about changing the pricing after the first edition of the book was already printed
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the years!

Order here

Under the Dome returns June 25

Posted: February 26, 2015, 22:18
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CBS announce premier date for season 3 of Under the Dome.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following BIG BROTHER, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

Carrie x2 On Blu-Ray

Posted: February 26, 2015, 09:09
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On April 14 the Carrie remake from 2002 and Carrie 2: Rage will be released as a double feature on blu-ray.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

CARRIE:

NEW Audio Commentary with director David Carson
Trailer
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2:

NEW 2015 Audio Commentary with director Katt Shea and Director of Photography Donald Morgan, moderated by filmmaker David DeCoteau
Original 1999 Commentary with Katt Shea
Alternate Ending with “before and after” special effect sequence
Additional scenes not seen in theatres
Theatrical Trailer

Reader for Finders Keepers Announced

Posted: February 19, 2015, 20:57
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From King's site:

We’re excited to announce that award-winning narrator Will Patton will be back to narrate the audiobook edition of FINDERS KEEPERS. Will has been nominated for an Audie Award in the Solo Narration – Male category for his work both on MR. MERCEDES and DOCTOR SLEEP.

What Do You Want To Hear In The Next Pod?

Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:43
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First: Let me apologize that we haven’t delivered the podcast about Maximum Overdrive. I have had huge problems with my Internet provider that if I were to about would have to BiP out a lot of the words if you know what I mean.

Second: The Maximum Overdrive pod will have to wait due to scheduling problems but we’ll get to it eventually.

Third: As a comfort (and because we are a bit low in ideas) Lou and I have decided that you will get to decide what we’re going to talk about in the next pod. We will record on Sunday 22nd so it can’t be a thick book though but otherwise we are open to suggestions. Post them here on Lilja’s Library, on facebook or twitter and we’ll do the one or once that gets the most suggestions.

Drunken Fireworks - New Short Story

Posted: February 9, 2015, 23:09
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Drunken Fireworks will be released on June 30 as an audio book and then included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams when it's released in November. Here is what's posted on King's site about it.

Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of DRUNKEN FIREWORKS, a brand new story from Stephen King. DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

Order your copy here

News About 11/22/63 Coming Today?

Posted: February 6, 2015, 09:22
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This cryptic message about the adaptation of 11/22/63 was posted on King’s message board yesterday. Guess we will see more info later today…

I wasn't given permission to post anything before my quitting time for the day but be on the lookout for an announcement coming soon about this project--possibly overnight. Once we get the official thumbs up, we'll be sure to post here as well.

Cell Set To Be Released Later This Year

Posted: February 6, 2015, 08:20
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Finally some news about the movie version of Cell. Now it looks like we will be seeing it in theaters later this year.


Press Release (via Collider) - “BERLIN, GERMANY (February 6, 2015) – Clarius Entertainment has acquired US rights to Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company’s thriller CELL directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2) and starring John Cusack (upcoming LOVE & MERCY, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER) and Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson (upcoming KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, DJANGO UNCHAINED), it was announced today by the film’s producers Michael Benaroya and Richard Saperstein.

International Film Trust (IFT) is handling foreign rights to the film, which they are actively selling at the European Film Market.

“We are so glad to be working with Clarius, who recognize the broad commercial appeal of this high-concept genre film starring an impressive cast who deliver exceptional performances,” said Benaroya.

“I’m proud of the film we’ve made and excited to work with the strong, experienced team at Clarius on what I know will be a successful release,” said Saperstein.

“CELL is an exciting addition to our slate, with solid pedigree both in front of and behind the camera and a wild ride of a story for our cell phone-dependent culture,” said Louise Chater, Clarius’ acquisition head. “Our team is very much looking forward to working with these filmmakers and bringing the film into the US marketplace.”

Set to be a wide theatrical release later this year, CELL also stars Isabelle Fuhrman (THE HUNGER GAMES) and Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (NEBRASKA, THE BOURNE LEGACY). When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

CELL is produced by Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL), Richard Saperstein (SE7EN, HANCOCK), Brian Witten (CHERNOBYL DIARIES, FRIDAY THE 13TH) and Shara Kay (SILENT NIGHT). While he was President of Dimension Films, Saperstein oversaw the Stephen King adaptations, THE MIST, directed by Frank Darabont, and 1408, which also starred Cusack and Jackson, and grossed over $130 million worldwide.

Based on the best-selling apocalyptic novel by Stephen King, the screenplay for CELL was written by King, with revisions by Adam Alleca (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) and Mark Leyner (WAR INC.). John Cusack, Paddy Cullen, Edward Mokhtarian, Armen Aghaeian, Xavier Gens, Laurence Freed, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham, Ben Sachs, Tyler Hawes, Brian Pope, Geno Tazioli, Marina Grasic and Jan Korbelin are executive producers and Mark Leyner, Ben Insler and James Lejsek are co-producers.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

One for the Road Heading to the Screen

Posted: February 4, 2015, 13:05
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Dread Central reports that One For the Road is being turned into a film.


From the Press Release:
Maine-based production companies Bonfire Films and Dark Farm Films have teamed up to bring the work of author Stephen King back to his home state. This year the two companies will adapt King’s short story “One for the Road,” filming it in the areas that King intended the dark tale to unfold: the Maine towns of Falmouth, Windham, and Cumberland, better known to the literary world as Jerusalem’s Lot (Salem’s Lot).

Corey Norman, director of the wildly successful independent feature The Hanover House, is set to direct the long-form short film, while Jenny Anastasoff of the Damnationland hit Sui Generis and Haley Norman of The Hanover House are set to produce. Being huge King fans, the group hope to create a true love letter to the work of the author, while showcasing the state that has brought them so much inspiration. Look for the film when it hits festivals later this year.

Never Published Storie(s) in Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: February 4, 2015, 12:05
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King has confirmed that Bad Little Kid will be included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. This was posted in the official forum.

I asked Steve last week if there was any update on the TOC and got this response:
".....the final table of contents hasn’t been decided,
either the stories or the order, but that one of the longer ones has never
been published in this country, and some not at all."

Ep 40: Stephen King in 2014 And 2015

Posted: January 26, 2015, 13:37
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With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 40 of The Stephen King Podcast!

We take a King look at the calendar. What happened in 2014 and what is to come in 2015.

Included is the latest Stephen King news plus our thoughts on the last 4 episodes of Season 5 of Haven.

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) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
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King Working on Edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: January 23, 2015, 11:36
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The Moderator over at King's board had an update on what King is working on.

Mod at SKMB:

Last week he told me he was working on edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and had a new short story in the wings. I haven't read that one yet but couldn't say more even if I had.

Not sure if the short story mentioned is for the book or not though...