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Season 2 Of Chapelwait Is Coming

Posted: February 4, 2022, 08:14
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Epix is developing a season 2 of Chapelwait. The series was initially done as a limited series but will now continue beyond King’s literary work.

According to Epix, Season 2 of Chapelwaite will continue to explore how the evil De Vermis Mysteriis kept its power after the events of the first season, luring a new generation of vampires to the cursed place. In addition, the upcoming season will also continue to explore the Boones' curse, which fans believed to have been lifted in the first season’s finale.

No information about returning cast members or when season 2 will premier have been announced.

Source: Collider

Casting For The Boogeyman

Posted: February 1, 2022, 11:12
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Sophie Thatcher and Chris Messina are set to star in the 20th Century Studios adaptation of King’s The Boogeyman.

21 Laps is producing and the film will debut on Hulu, with Rob Savage set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing. Production is expected to start next month.

Later To Be A Limited Series

Posted: January 25, 2022, 21:42
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Deadline reports that Later will be a limited series. Lucy Liu will star and Raelle Tucker wrote the pilot script.

“I’ve wanted to work with Jason Blum for years, and now we have two projects together,” King said. “Go, me!”

The other one is Mr Harrigan’s Phone for Netflix.

Fairy Tale: New Book By King

Posted: January 23, 2022, 09:41
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Today Simon & Schuster listed King’s fall 2022 book. It’s titled Fairy Tale and it will be released om September 6. Here is a description of the book.


Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes deep into the well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for their world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a big dog in a big house at the top of a big hill. In the backyard is a locked shed from which strange sounds emerge, as if some creature is trying to escape. When Mr. Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie the house, a massive amount of gold, a cassette tape telling a story that is impossible to believe, and a responsibility far too massive for a boy to shoulder.

Because within the shed is a portal to another world—one whose denizens are in peril and whose monstrous leaders may destroy their own world, and ours. In this parallel universe, where two moons race across the sky, and the grand towers of a sprawling palace pierce the clouds, there are exiled princesses and princes who suffer horrific punishments; there are dungeons; there are games in which men and women must fight each other to the death for the amusement of the “Fair One.” And there is a magic sundial that can turn back time.

A story as old as myth, and as startling and iconic as the rest of King’s work, Fairy Tale is about an ordinary guy forced into the hero’s role by circumstance, and it is both spectacularly suspenseful and satisfying.

Bryan Fuller Talks Christine Movie

Posted: December 22, 2021, 23:35
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Bryan Fuller talked Christine when he was on The Kingcast. Here is what he said:

Fuller revealed that his latest draft of the screenplay is now in King's hands, awaiting his approval after Fuller worked to condense the material down into the right movie-length format.

“I wrote a 122-page script, and Blumhouse was like 'Get it in under 100,' and I was like 'I will rise to that challenge.' It was a lot of fun. I think it made it a better script, a tighter script, and now hopefully Stephen King will see how fidelitous it is as an adaptation and sign off, and then we will move forward."

"I love the Carpenter film, but I don't think it's...It owes a lot to the James Brolin movie The Car, in terms of...it's just an evil car, and it does what evil cars do, which is run over people, or taunt them at cemeteries or drive through their house while they're on the phone," Fuller said. "There's so many layers [in the book]. I feel like Carpenter's movie is a cookie, and the Stephen King book is a tiramisu, so it has more layers of cream and chocolate and cakey goodness. The cookie's still delicious, but it's a different kind of dessert experience.

He continued, "I feel like this [version] is much more beholden to the concept of the Overlook on wheels, or the vampiric relationship between the car and Arnie, and certainly Roland LeBay has a lot to do in the story, and he wasn't even a character in the John Carpenter movie. So I think all of those things, for me, were rationale and why we needed a new adaptation of Christine, because so much of the book never made it in previously."

Fuller didn't give a timeline for when we might see it.

Source: SyFy

Classic King #32

Posted: December 6, 2021, 16:18
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Here is a 3-part interview with King from back in 1989. A lot of photos from King's office and home and King is even showing the manuscript for an unpublished manuscript called On the Island. If anyone know where this was shown please let me know.



More Casting For Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

Posted: November 24, 2021, 08:20
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Colin O’Brien and Cyrus Arnold have joined the cast of Netflix Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. O’Brien will play a Young Craig and Arnold as Craig’s antagonist, Kenny Yankovich.

The film is currently in production and will be released globally on Netflix in 2022.

The Boogeyman To Be Filmed

Posted: November 2, 2021, 09:21
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Deadline reports that The Boogeyman will be a 2-hour film.

20th/Hulu are moving forward with The Boogeyman, a two-hour film based on the Stephen King short story. Production will be this winter/spring in New Orleans. Rob Savage (Host and Dashcam) is set to direct. 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine & Dan Cohen are producing.

Mark Heyman (Black Swan) has been writing the script which Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) and Akela Cooper (Malignant) wrote the original drafts. It was originally developed by 21 Laps as a Fox film and now will find new life through Hulu. They’ll begin prep and casting quickly to start early next year. Beck & Woods are exec producers.

I’m a Roadrunner with Intro By King

Posted: October 20, 2021, 15:38
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King has written the intro to a new book about Alabama musician called I’m a Roadrunner. The book costs $35 and it’s available for order Oct. 22 via microwavedavemef.org

Now, King has amazed Gallaher again. Because King took time out from his ever-productive schedule to write a sincere and colorful forward to a new coffee table book about Gallaher, “I’m a Roadrunner: Life and Times of a Bluesman.” The 168-page book tells Gallaher’s epic arc through essays and more than 100 photographs. From his Texas childhood, to worldwide touring elite guitarist, to gracefully accepting his destiny as Huntsville’s most iconic musician. Gallaher has lived several lives. “I’m a Roadrunner” lets you live some of them too.


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Thoughts About Chapelwaite

Posted: October 18, 2021, 07:00
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Here are my thoughs about Chapelwaite.

If you’re expecting an adaptation of the short story it’s based on, Jerusalem’s Lot, you will be disappointed. With that said I’m not saying that Chapelwaite is a bad TV series, it’s actually not.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Begin Filming In October

Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:59
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Netflix’s adaptation King’s novella Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will begin filming at Norwalk’s Lockwood Mathews Mansion in late October. The film stars Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell and will be directed and written John Lee Hancock. The film is set to be released sometime in 2022.

Pilou Asbæk Is Richard Straker

Posted: September 27, 2021, 11:57
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THR reports that Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) has been cast in the new Salem’s Lot movie. Asbæk takes on the role of Richard Straker, the vampire’s familiar who prepares for the arrival of his master and does plenty of dirty work.

Cary Fukunaga Talks IT

Posted: September 22, 2021, 19:21
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Cary Fukunaga talks about what he wanted to do with IT.

"I was on that for four or five years with Warners and then it got moved to New Line, right before we were about to go into production. I think New Line's view of what they wanted and my view of what I wanted were very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like 'The Shining.' I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] like 'Annabelle' [from the 'Conjuring' films]. That was essentially the disconnect."

Read more at Slash Film.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

King On His Next Book

Posted: September 18, 2021, 23:21
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During the Bloody Scotland event King held up a couple of pages from the book his currently working on. He also said it’s a Holly Gibney book talking place in 2021 and that he wanted to use the Corona virus as a major thing in the book.

Red Screen: New Short Story

Posted: September 9, 2021, 20:51
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King has a new short story out called Red Screen. It’s available in eBook format exclusively from Humble Bundle for one week only starting September 9th.

"RED SCREEN"

In this unsettling short story, a city detective interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious.

"RED SCREEN" is available in eBook format exclusively from Humble Bundle for one week only starting September 9th. Humble Bundle is a digital content retailer that builds charitable donations into each and every sale. Since 2010, The Humble Community has contributed over 199 million dollars to causes across the globe. In this special solo offering, 100 percent of proceeds will go to the ACLU, a charity handpicked by Stephen King.

"RED SCREEN" on Humble Bundle


Alfre Woodard Is Dr. Cody

Posted: September 3, 2021, 08:40
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Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Salem's Lot. Alfre will play Dr. Cody who assists Ben Mears and Susan Norton to fight the vampires.

Isn't Dr. Cody a man some of you might ask? And yes, in the book Dr. Jimmy Cody is a man but I don't see that this change will be a problem for the movie.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Is Calling Netflix

Posted: September 2, 2021, 03:49
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Mr. Harrigan’s Phone from If It Bleeds is Netflix’s fourth take on a King story.

John Lee Hancock is set to write and direct and Ryan Murphy will serve as a producer on the movie. According to issue 1261 of Production Weekly the movie is set to enter production in October 2021 in Connecticut, US. There is no word on how long filming will take or when the movie will premier but a good guess is that Netflix will aim for a 2022 release.

Garrett Hedlund Talks Strawberry Spring

Posted: August 25, 2021, 17:01
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Garrett Hedlund stars in King’s Strawberry Spring podcast. The eight-part story - which also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Herizen F. Gaurdiola, Sydney Sweeney, Ken Marino, Al Madrigal, and Brec Bassinger — was recorded in April and premiers on September 1st.

Check out the trailer:



Read the full article at Rolling Stone

Win A Signed King Book

Posted: August 24, 2021, 04:33
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Here’s a chance for all lf you that wants a signed King book and support a good cause.

This August the Friends of Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will raffle off 10 signed Stephen King Books (see image).

Tickets will go on sale on August 1st with an online live drawing at 12pm EDT on September 1, 2021. Tickets will cost $15 for one, $30 for three, and $10 for each ticket thereafter.

One winning ticket per individual (If we draw your name a second time we will put it aside, so we encourage you to buy tickets for your friends and family!) and we will choose the title of the book.

Tickets will be available from August 1st at the library, through our website: friendsofhobbslibrary.org via PayPal, and at our Arts & Artisans Fair on August 21 at New Suncook School in Lovell.

All proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.