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Alfonso Cuarón Offered The Overlook Hotel

Posted: May 23, 2014, 13:30
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Schmoe Knows report that Alfonso Cuarón has been offered to do a prequel to The Shining called The Overlook Hotel. Script is done by former The Walking Dead show runner Glen Mazzara.

But a HOT SCOOP came across my desk today and it’s VERY interesting. After confirming its validity through two close sources with knowledge of the project, it appears Alfonso Cuarón has been offered the exclusive right to say yes or no to direct THE OVERLOOK HOTEL at WB; a prequel to THE SHINING.

Read more here .

Thanks to Kurt Roberts

Try Scribd For Free

Posted: May 23, 2014, 10:00
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I’m guessing most of you have heard the news that Simon & Schuster has teamed up with Scribd and that you now can read a lot of King’s books on Scribd. And now, you can check it out for free.

Scribd works like Netflix but for eBooks. For a monthly fee of 8.99 you can read all you want from their library of 400,000+ books. But it gets better. In collaboration with Lilja’s Library and Scribd we can now offer you a free trail (no strings attached) to Scribd. And remember, they just closed a deal with Simon & Schuster that means you can read many of King’s book there now.

So, if you want to check this out use this link www.scribd.com/promo/liljaslibrary and the promo code liljaslibrary (already filled in for you if you use the link) to get started. I have and so far I’m liking what I see. I haven’t figured out how to see what others have read but keep an eye out for me and let me know what you think about Scribd.



Links:
Additional info about Scribd: www.scribd.com

All of Stephen King's works on Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/stephen6king

Info about Scribd’s partnership with King’s publisher, Simon & Schuster: http://gigaom.com/2014/05/21/simon-schuster-titles-are-now-available-on-ebook-subscription-sites-scribd-and-oyster/

IT Moves

Posted: May 22, 2014, 09:09
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Looks like IT is moving from Warner to New Line. Here is what The Hollywood Reporter wrote about it.

The long road to re-adapt Stephen King's novel It has taken another turn.

Warner Bros. has been developing a big-screen take for five years, and in 2012 it hired Cary Fukunaga to direct two films produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

But just as Fukunaga is coming off HBO's True Detective, the project is leaving Warners -- sort of.

In a rare move, It is shifting to the studio's New Line division. Insiders say that as New Line prepares for a June move from West Hollywood to Warners' Burbank lot, the siblings are drawing clearer distinctions about the types of movies they make.

And It is a horror play. The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns and the club, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.

The plan is for the first movie to tell the kids’ story and the second movie to focus on the adults.

It will be overseen by the division's Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter, along with Warners vp production Niija Kuykendall, who will also stay involved with the project.

Thanks to David Squyres

Word About Season 2 of Under the Dome

Posted: May 20, 2014, 13:16
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Check out some tweets about season 2 of Under the Dome.


"We're way past the book," Baer explained. "The book is about the first week and we're already two weeks in. This season will be going two more weeks. If we lasted 15 years, that would only be a year under the dome. It's certainly possible to keep going. We have so many stories to tell."
- Neal Baer

Under the Dome Press Day

Posted: May 20, 2014, 11:07
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Loads of news about season 2 of Under the Dome is coming out from the CBS Summer Press Day. Here is a report from Deadline:

In CBS‘ Summer Junket Day (“Summer is the new Fall”, said CBS Productions Television Studios president David Stapf to kick things off), Under The Dome EP Neal Baer talked about the second season re-boot for the Stephen King series which, Stapf reminded reporters, was the most watched new drama series of the wrapping TV season, besting NBC’s The Blacklist.

Though the second season will move past King’s book, storyline-wise, King is giving it his blessing by writing the first episode and making a cameo, Baer said. “So he’s certifying” it.

In a trailer for that first, King-written episode, The Dome becomes magnetic, sending all the town’s metal appliances, vehicles, etc. careening across the landscape. This doesn’t end well for at least one of the show’s characters.

“What I love about Stephen King’s way of seeing the world is that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. The barbeque is only the beginning. In that episode, things we trust become fearful,” Baer said.

“This is about ecological disaster pending — that magnetism has caused many things to happen,” Baer said. He hinted at “biblical problems of pestilence and bloody rain, because characters haven’t been the stewards they should be, of protecting the land and each other. What is the message The Dome is trying to teach us?”

This season of the series will include a digital-only character who is able to communicate with characters trapped in the dome, Baer said, which he explained was part of an effort to “reach out to particularly our young audience and embrace this ‘transmedia’.” “Maybe someone might possibly get out and someone might get in as well this year,” he added.

King has read every script for the second season, Baer said. “He has great ideas. I just love the fact that refrigerators and stoves become our enemies…[King]has this wonderment quality that is infectious.”

Brett Cullen In Multiple Episodes

Posted: May 20, 2014, 09:04
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Spoiler TV report that Brett Cullen will be in multiple episodes during season 2.

Lost alum Brett Cullen has landed a multi-episode arc as Don Barbara, the father of Mike Vogel's Barbie, TVGuide.com has learned.

The smooth, charming and powerful patriarch of the Barbara clan, Don runs a multi-national corporation. "Barbie is shocked to find himself face-to-face with his father in an unforgettable turn of events," executive producer Neal Baer says. Could that mean that Don has been in the dome this whole time? Or, better yet, that Barbie is getting out of the dome?

Lilja's Library: The Number Game #5

Posted: May 19, 2014, 12:41
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The 4th part of the contest is done and the 5th is upon us. As with last week I want to thank you all for your fun photos. This week, like the previous one a lot of you put a lot of effort in your photos. However, not a lot of female fans entered this week. Not sure if The Dark Tower isn’t as popular with female fans as with male or if it’s because anything else. Because of this all the winners was men.

Those of you that didn’t win or didn’t send it a photo…do it this week. After this there is only one more so take this chance!

The right answer this time was The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger. The number 19 has a big part of The Dark Tower and Beginning points for the first book in the series; The Gunslinger.

This time it’s a new riddle and it’s the same thing you need to do. Decide what book I’m looking for and take a photo of yourself with that book and send it to me. The question and more info can be found here.

The 10 entries drawn from the third question were sent it by the following people (please make sure you include your name):

The fourth 10 entries:
Guille Hang
Peter Leach
Sebastiaan Rutten
David Meyer
Steve Nagy
David Beutel
Han Cuijpers
Todd Cooley
Robin Meyer
Christian Sjöblom

You 10 don’t need to enter again, you are already in the drawing for the grand prize (you can though just for the fun of it if you want though).

Police Sketches

Posted: May 19, 2014, 11:49
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Brian Joseph Davis is a journalist who has made a hobby out of creating composite sketches for famous literary figures by using law enforcement compositing programs. Here is what Annie Wilkes and Jack Torranse would look like, plus the written passages the images were based on.

Annie Wilkes as described by Stephen King in Misery


Her body was big but not generous…Her hair like some battered helmet…Her hair fungus-frowzy around her face…Grinning rictus…He thought Misery was a wonderful name for a pig. He remembered how she had imitated it, the way her upper lip had wrinkled toward her nose, how her cheeks had seemed to flatten…The impervious prow of her face…If he had been a farmer observing a sky which looked the way Annie’s face looked right now, he would have at once gone to collect his family and herd them into the storm cellar. Her brow was too white. Her nostrils flared regularly, like the nostrils of an animal scenting fire…That stony, obdurate look covered her face like a mask…Only her eyes, those tarnished dimes, were fully alive under the shelf of her brow.


Jack Torrance as described by Stephen King in The Shining



Ullman folded his neat little hands on the desk blotter and looked directly at Jack, a small, balding man in a banker’s suit and a quiet gray tie… Danny’s face, so much like his own had been, his eyes had been light blue while Danny’s were cloudy gray, but the lips still made a bow and the complexion was fair…His eyes were far away and cloudy. His hair hanging in his eyes, like some heavy animal. A large dog… or a lion.

Soure

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Win a Deluxe Limited Gift Edition of Carrie

Posted: May 18, 2014, 23:55
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Win a Deluxe Limited Gift Edition of Stephen King's "Carrie".

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Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King

Author: Stephen King
Artist: Tomislav Tikulin
Pub. Date: Summer 2014
ISBN: 978-1-58767-479-2
Status: Forthcoming

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Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page

Gerald’s Game To Be Adapted

Posted: May 18, 2014, 22:00
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Here are some breaking news from Cannes, found on Deadline

Cannes: Stephen King Novel ‘Gerald’s Game’ To Be Adapted By ‘Oculus’ Helmer Mike Flanagan And Intrepid Pictures.

Oculus and Somnia director Mike Flanagan has geraldcommitted to next helm Gerald’s Game, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Flanagan wrote the script with his writing partner Jeff Howard. Trevor Macy and his Intrepid Pictures banner will produce, as he also did on Flanagan’s two horror films.

Ep 31 - Apt Pupils - Carrie & Todd

Posted: May 18, 2014, 20:50
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With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 31 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Consider this our back to school edition.

First up is a review of the novella and 1987 movie - Apt Pupil.

Plus Hans and I discuss our differing reactions to a petition brought to our attention by Bryant Burnette to have a re-editted version of the 2013 Carrie movie done for home video.

Here are some links Bryant provided:

"There is a petition online (http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/carriepetition) to try and convince Sony to release an Extended Edition of the recent "Carrie" remake.

There is also a Facebook page for the movement (https://www.facebook.com/CarriePetition), which updates frequently with all sorts of cool stuff regarding what is known about the footage that was cut of of the final edit of the film."

As usual, 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) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
3) 01:35 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 20:22 - Reviews From The Night Shift - Apt Pupil
5) 41:53 - Mailbag - 2013 Carrie Recut Petition
6) 47:55 - Signoff
7) 50:48 - Outre



Podcast edited by Lou Sytsma

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King and The Simpsons

Posted: May 15, 2014, 15:16
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The new King Simpson’s figurine got me thinking. King and Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons) both played in the band The Rock Bottom Remainders and I know Matt used King and his books several times in the show. Here are a few, maybe you know more?


The Shinning


King signing (this clip is dubbed though)


King in the intro.


The Rock Bottom Remainders


King bookstore


The Green Mile

Time for a new collection?

Posted: May 15, 2014, 10:19
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First, let me say that there is no info what so ever that there is a new collection in the making, this is just me ranting, OK? Well, then let’s go.

If you don’t count Full Dark, No Stars that wasn’t really a short story collection but more of a collection of four longer stories it’s six years since we got the last collection and there has been a lot of stories released since. So, maybe it’s time for a new one? If so, there are definitely enough stories out there that can be included. I have, based the list on this article over at Följeslagarna.

Throttle, written with Joe Hill and published in the book He Is Legend (2009)

Ur, written specially as an eBook for Amazon’s Kindle reader (2009)

Morality, published in Esquire (2009) but also in Blockade Billy (2010)

Premium Harmony, published in The New Yorker (2009)

Herman Wouk is Still Alive, published in The Atlantic (2011)


Under the Weather, included in the paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars (2011)

Mile 81, published as an eBook (2011)

The Little Green God of Agony, published in "A Book of Horrors" (2011)

The Dune, published in Granta #117 (2011)


In the Tall Grass, written with Joe Hill and published in Esquire and as an ebook and audiobook (2012)

A Face in the Crowd, written with Stewart O'Nan and published as an ebook (2012)

Batman and Robin Have an Altercation, published in Harper's Magazine (2012)

Afterlife, published in Tin House #56 (2013)

The Rock and Roll Dead Zone, published in Hard Listening (2013)

Summer Thunder, published in Turn Down the Lights (2013)

Bad Little Kid, so far only published as an eBook in Germany and France and in their respective languages (2014)

Some of these might not make it into a collection since they are already out as “books” in some ways but there are still enough and King also has a tendency to include a new or an old (unpublished) story in his collections.

New TNT Series Based on The Shop & Charlie!

Posted: May 14, 2014, 13:15
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TNT announced today that they will create a new series based on The Shop & Charlie MCGee!

"The Shop”

Producers: James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural)

Writer: Robbie Thompson (Supernatural)

Studio: Universal Cable Productions

Logline: Based on characters created by Stephen King, this supernatural thriller centers on The Shop, a mysterious organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing the organization to its knees in a blaze of fire, Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot. Talbot introduces Charlie to a group of people just like her, all products of The Shop with their own unique abilities. It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, and its dark experiments are unleashing terrifying new entities on the world. It's now up to Talbot, Charlie and the rest of the team to find The Shop and destroy it for good."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Cover For The Prisoner

Posted: May 13, 2014, 00:51
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On September 17th Marvel will release the five-issue comic book miniseries: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three–The Prisoner. The Prisoner explores the troubled life of Eddie Dean in New York City. Here is the cover artwork by Piotr Kowalski.

Movie Rights to Mr. Mercedes Sold

Posted: May 12, 2014, 23:48
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reports that even though it hasn't been released yet the Movie rights to Mr. Mercedes has been sold.

I have exclusive confirmation that Temple Hill and Media Rights Capital just bought the rights to the upcoming Stephen King novel, MR. MERCEDES. This preemptive deal by Hollywood heavyweights Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey shows that everything written by King can be made into a movie, even before the publication date!

Jack Bender is currently attached to direct, and is best known for his extensive directing credits on TV shows like “Lost,” “Alias,” “Under the Dome” and “The Sopranos.”

Lilja's Library: The Number Game #4

Posted: May 12, 2014, 10:30
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The third part of the contest is done and the fourth is upon us. As with last week I want to thank you all for your fun photos. This week, like earlier weeks, a lot you put a lot of effort and thought into your photos and I loved looking at them and even those of you that didn’t get the answer right or didn’t get drawn this time, please know that I appreciate your work. Please try again if you didn’t get it right or wasn’t drawn.

The right answer this time was 11/22/63. The number 15 you got if you added all the numbers (1+1+2+2+6+3=15) and Assassin because of the story in the book.

This time it’s a new riddle and it’s the same thing you need to do. Decide what book I’m looking for and take a photo of yourself with that book and send it to me. The question and more info can be found here.

The 10 entries drawn from the third question were sent it by the following people (please make sure you include your name):

The third 10 entries:
Dario Coccia
Henrik Nielsen
Nate Solbeck
Casey Kelly
Paul Attwood
Per Andersson
Thomas König
David Humphrey
Tom Morse
Ron Davis

You 10 don’t need to enter again, you are already in the drawing for the grand prize (you can though just for the fun of it if you want though).

Nat Wolff Cast in The Stand

Posted: May 7, 2014, 23:42
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Nat Wolff has been casted in The Stand.

Not only will he star in the next John Green adaptation, Paper Towns, but he has also landed a role in TFIOS director Josh Boone's next film, The Stand, he told The Hollywood Reporter during an interview on Sunday.

Boone is attached to direct the adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel, which is being made by Warner Bros. and CBS Films. He tells THR that he's writing a part specifically for Wolff, making this the third project the duo will have worked on together.

The Stand, which is being produced by Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee, is a story of good versus evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. It features dozens of characters (including such memorable ones as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping storylines running over many years as it tells of a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.

King, who now has a strong relationship with Boone after a receiving a moving letter from him at 12 years old, recently also gave Boone permission to adapt Lisey's Story.

Lilja's Library: The Number Game #3

Posted: May 5, 2014, 09:12
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The second part of the contest is done and the third is upon us. As with last week I want to thank you all for your fun photos. This week even more of you put a lot of effort and thought into them and even those of you that didn’t get the answer right or didn’t get drawn this time, please know that I appreciate your work. Please try again if you didn’t get it right or wasn’t drawn.

The right answer this time was Everything Eventual. The number 14 was for the number of stories in the book and Stories because it’s a collection of stories.

This time it’s a new riddle and it’s the same thing you need to do. Decide what book I’m looking for and take a photo of yourself with that book and send it to me. The question and more info can be found here.

The 10 entries that I draw from the second question were sent it by the following people (please make sure you include your name):

The second 10 entries:
Stefan Hill
Tom Morse
Danny Moiles
Terry Lettmoden
Vickie Harper
Kari Bond
Jesse Rivers
Elisabetta Antichi
John Eberl
Henrik Elstad

You 10 don’t need to enter again, you are already in the drawing for the grand prize (you can though just for the fun of it if you want though).

Bad Little Kid To Be Filmed

Posted: May 4, 2014, 00:17
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Looks like King's latest short story, Bad Little Kid is about to be turned into a movie.

Stephen King's new short story, Bad Little Kid, has been optioned for a feature film by Laurent Bouzereau and his production company, Nedland Media Inc.

The supernatural tale centers on a man whose life changes forever when he realizes that a mysterious boy is causing the deaths of people he loves.

Bad Little Kid was released as an e-story in Germany and France on March 14. King says he wrote it specifically for his fans in those European countries who were so hospitable to him when he visited in November.

Bouzereau, who is also planning on directing Bad Little Kid, has a resume packed with making-of documentaries. He wrote and directed the 2011 TCM film A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, which featured King discussing horror films and their popularity with moviegoers. Bouzereau's other directing credits include Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir and Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck, which he also wrote and produced. Bouzereau is represented by Resolution and Bloom Hergott.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Herbert West

Revival in Sweden the same day as in the US

Posted: April 30, 2014, 11:55
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Today there are great news for all Swedish Stephen King fans. The book Revival will be released in Sweden the same day as it’s released in the US. The Swedish title will be Väckelse and this is huge news to us Swedish fans. It’s the first time since King’s first book, Carrie was released in Sweden back in 1980, that we get a Swedish translation the same day as it’s released in the US. For more info head over to Följeslagarna.

Dutch fans to read Mr. Mercedes first

Posted: April 29, 2014, 16:52
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Looks like the Dutch fans will be the first to read Mr. Mercedes

In The Netherlands , publisher Luitingh Sijthoff has the premiere for Mr. Mercedes on the 31th of May. A special day is organised for Stephen King Fans to come to Amsterdam and buy the book. The Dutch Fanclub is involved and be there on the day. Ticketsales start tomorrow at 10:00 for Melkweg Amsterdam.



Thanks to Chrissy van der Haven and Herbert West

Lilja's Library: The Number Game #2

Posted: April 28, 2014, 09:20
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OK, the first part of the contest is done and the second it upon us. First I want to thank you all for your fun photos. Some of you have really put a lot of effort and thought into them and even those of you that didn’t get the answer right or didn’t get drawn this time, please know that I appreciate your work. Please try again if you didn’t get it right or wasn’t drawn.

The right answer this time was The Green Mile. The number 6 was for the number of volumes it was originally released in and Volumes was because it was released in several volumes. Quite a few of you guessed The Dark Tower 6: Song of Susanna and even though it wasn’t the book I was thinking of it could have been…

This time it’s a new riddle and it’s the same thing you need to do. Decide what book I’m looking for and take a photo of yourself with that book and send it to me. The question and more info can be found here.

The 10 entries that I draw from the first question were sent it by the following people (please make sure you include your name):

The first 10 entries:
Kathleen Handley
John Eberl
Justin Cisney
Arnie Woelfel
Kathy Bohnenberger
Mark McClure
Robin Bruner
Jesse A. Lankford
Richard Kerr
Bridget Kennedy

You 10 don’t need to enter again, you are already in the drawing for the grand prize (you can though just for the fun of it if you want though).

New Comic Focusing on Eddie Dean

Posted: April 25, 2014, 23:03
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EW has an update on the new Dark Tower comic.

It’s been seven years since Marvel first adapted Stephen King’s dark fantasy saga The Dark Tower into comic book form. Since then, writers Robin Furth and Peter David have explored the story of Roland, last of the Gunslingers, in several miniseries mostly focusing on the hero’s younger days. But this September, Marvel will release the first issue of a new series that will delve into a new corner of King’s Dark Tower saga.

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three–The Prisoner is a five-issue miniseries focusing on Eddie Dean, a character first introduced in King’s second Dark Tower book. And as drawn by artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk), it’s also a departure from the post-apocalyptic Western setting of the previous comic books.

We’ll have more information to share with you about The Prisoner on Sunday — and Marvel will be discussing their future plans for the series this weekend at C2E2 — but for now, EW is excited to share the cover and the first seven pages of inked artwork from The Prisoner. Click on each picture for a larger image — and some eagle-eyed Dark Tower fans might find some embedded references to King’s work.

Read more and see some pages here

Lilja's Library: The Number Game

Posted: April 23, 2014, 14:22
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Lilja's Library celebrates 25,000 followers on facebook and the release of King's upcoming book Mr. Mercedes with a contest. What you need to do to enter is this:

During six weeks starting today I will post a number and a clue that if put together will give you a title of a King book.

Example (NOT this week’s contest)
Number: 2
Clue: First King book with this many authors
Answer: Talisman

If/when you solve the riddle you then take a photo of yourself and that book and send to me at info[a]liljas-library.com I will then draw 10 entries each week (among the once with the correct answer) and put them in a pile (or on a page on Lilja’s Library). After doing this for 6 weeks that pile will have 60 entries. Out of these I will then draw three winners that each get a copy of the UK hardback of Mr. Mercedes (thanks to Hodder & Stoughton!).

Some details:

1) It doesn’t matter what edition of the book you use and if you don’t own that book you can always draw a cover yourself, or just print the title on a piece of paper and use that as a cover.

2) When I draw the 10 each week it will be on random but then when I draw the three winners I will actually pick 3. So you might want to put some effort into the photo, be creative and make it fun and unique.

3) You can only be picked once in the week drawing so if your entry is in the pile you can’t be put there again. You are free to enter just for the fun of it though.

4) You don’t need to be in all the contests but it will give you a better chance to be picked.

5) I will have a title in mind when I post the questions. There might be multiple right answers even though I’ll do my best to prevent that but if it does it’s my title that’s the correct one.

6) This contest is open to anyone anywhere.

Question 1: Entries no longer accepted (Number 6 & Volumes (Answer: Green Mile)
Question 2: Number 14 & Stories (Answer: Everything's Eventual)
Question 3: Number 15 & Assassin (Answer: 11/22/63)
Question 4: Number 19 & Beginning (Answer: The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger)
Question 5: Number 40 & Girl (Answer: Carrie)

Question 6: Number 12 & Shapeshifter

The Creepshow LP Record

Posted: April 22, 2014, 16:00
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Here's a first look at the new Creepshow LP (Record) that features the music/score from the 1982 film. 180 gram colored vinyl record. Artwork on the cover is amazingly clear with bright colors. The inside liner notes are great and give some history on the film and behind the scenes information. Also, some great art in the liner of some famous scenes from Creepshow. There is a separate art print of the Creeper by Gary Pullin. The record itself is one of five limited edition colors schemes. This one is described by Waxworks records as the "cake icing with blood splatter" version…

The record sold out in a day or two, delivered today, and is already being sold on eBay. The solid color versions are going for retail price (around $30), but this "blood splatter" color is being sold for $150…








Thanks to Ami Sandler

King Goes Under the Dome

Posted: April 22, 2014, 15:47
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Angie McAlister (Britt Robertson) waits on 'Under the Dome' author Stephen King, who makes a cameo in the second season's first episode, which he wrote. Phil Bushey (Nicholas Strong) stands behind King, with Junior Rennie (Alexander Koch) to the right. "He often does little cameos, a la Hitchcock, in his films, so we thought that would be really cool if he did it again," executive producer Neal Baer says. "He's just a citizen of Chester's Mill for at least the moment."






Thanks to Herbert West

Artist’s Portfolio for Lawnmower Man

Posted: April 22, 2014, 14:46
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Scheduled for July is an Artist’s Portfolio for Lawnmower Man, a Stephen King short story adapted by Walt Simonson which appeared in Marvel’s Bizarre Adventures #29 in 1981. The portfolio will include 21 pages and the cover.

Read more here.



Thanks to Herbert West

Win a Playbill from The Shining

Posted: April 14, 2014, 16:00
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I have two playbills from The Shining stage play to give away to two lucky readers of Lilja’s Library. All you have to do it leave a comment in any of these three places:

The article
Facebook
Twitter

I will announce the winners on April 22nd.

Report From The Shining Stage Play

Posted: April 14, 2014, 15:57
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Here is a recap of the stage play version of The Shining from a friend that attended.



When we arrived at the theater a VW bug with 1974 Vermont plates and Stovington Prep Pride bumper sticker greeted us.


The playbill cover. Art by Jeremy Caniglia who's work we should all be familiar with. He is also born in Omaha so he is another local helping with the production. http://www.caniglia-art.com/about.htm


The theater was set up with seating for 800-1000 people. Off stage right (don't know my theater terms) is the basement/boiler set. There was a smoke machine they used when Jack spun the valve wheel. in the foreground is a chair and boxes. The boxes held the records of the Overlook. Above is a hotel hallway. There were life sized photos of doors taped to the wall. Looked like they were actually doors. There was some butcher knife/ roque mallet chasing up there.


Center stage has an upper and lower component. The upper is the interior of room 217 replete with shower. The lower stage is used for the majority of the production. The beds pull out for the scenes in the caretaker's quarters. Ullman's desk, a bar, kitchen equipment and chairs for a doctor's office were all brought in from back stage.


Stage Left holds the shed and hedge lion (which squatted moved it head). Above this was additional seating. Here you can see the snowmobile, the battery for which is on the stairs behind the topiary, and the roque mallet hanging by the ladder.


The topiary squatted. Whoever made it was a genius.


Mr. Ulman shows the Torrences the hotel.


Danny deciding whether or not to use the passkey to enter room 217. The production used projectors to show things on 2 walls, this being one. 217 is in the white oval but the camera didn't catch it. They also showed the newspaper pages when Jack was going through them in the basement.


Jack got angry near the end. We attended the last show so Jack got to go wild on the only door the production had.


The Cast! (and writers and directors) I'm gonna get this wrong but here's my best shot. Left to right, back to front. Back back row : Garrett Sheeks (Lloyd & Lady in 217's boy-toy), Rasheed Allison "Spoozy Ali" (Dick Halloran). 3 unidentified (party girls mostly, I think the brunette played one of Grady's daughters), Christina Rohling (yellow dress. By far THE BEST Wendy Torrance of the three), unidentified (works for the theater fundraising if I remember right), Billy St.John (Ullman and Horace Derwent), Marc Ericson (Jack Torrence), Tag Ryan (Tony), Cheri Bloomingdale (Woman in 217), Christopher Scott (Dr. Edmonds), Tim Barr (Watson and the guy in the dog costume (the eyes glowed and mouth moved!!)). Unidentified little girl (played one of Grady's girls), Jason Levering (Director, Co-writer), Cristopher Levering (Danny Torrence), Aaron Sailors (Asst. Director, Co-writer).

Here are some clips.


Danny In Room 217


Unmasked


Door Goes Smash

Ep. 30 - Summer Thunder & Swedenborgian Space

Posted: April 14, 2014, 11:24
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With your hosts Han Lilja of Lilja's Library and Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 30 of The Stephen King Podcast!

A SPOILER filled episode.

First up is a review of the 2004 TV series - Kingdom Hospital. You do us a solid and we'll do you one. That's how it works.

Plus Hans and I discuss our differing reactions to the Stephen King short story - Summer Thunder - which can, so far, only be found in the Cemetery Dance 25th Anniversary Hardcover Anthology - Turn Down The Lights.

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