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Early Books Reissued by Cemetery Dance

Posted: April 7, 2014, 09:06
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Six of Stephen King’s early novels, all originally published by Doubleday between 1974 and 1983, are being given the deluxe treatment by Cemetery Dance Publications.

First out is Carrie who will be followed by Salem's Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand and Pet Sematary.

Carrie is due in August, in three versions.

• 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 ($85)

• Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750 hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and different embossed endpapers; featuring a full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our previous Stephen King traycased editions ($225)

• Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52 hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and imported hand-marbled endpapers; featuring a different full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our Legacies Lettered Edition ($1000)

The remaining five books are expected to follow at six-month intervals. More info here.

The Drawing of the Three Comic

Posted: March 31, 2014, 19:15
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Comic Book Resources reports that Marvel will turn The Drawing of the Three into a comic.

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the "Dark Tower" comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed the Marvel adaptations of Stephen King's fantasy epic will resume with "Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three." He also provided the 'secret origin' of how the project was greenlit.

"We are going to be doing more 'Dark Tower.' 'The Drawing of the Three' will actually be happening in comic book form," David stated. "We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it's really funny -- would you like to know why we're doing more 'Dark Tower?' OK, no -- well, yes, but -- OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

"I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World," David continued. "Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you're both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so -- I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on 'Dark Tower,' and she says, 'Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?' So I go, 'Sure!' So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, 'I'd like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I'm down in Florida.' And I went, 'OK - sure!' And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No -- he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, 'You know, we should really do more 'Dark Tower,' 'cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, "I want to see 'The Drawing of the Three.' I want to see the next book."' And Steve said, 'Really?' And I went, 'Yeah!' and he says, 'OK -- we'll do that!' And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and... Marvel went, 'OK!' And lo and behold, now we're doing 'Dark Tower' again, so thank God I had a stroke!"

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Moving Finger On DVD

Posted: March 27, 2014, 20:00
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“Monsters: The Complete Series” (eOne, 1988-91, nine discs, $99.98, 72 episodes) is released on DVD.

Each half-hour features some sort of monster, vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, mummies, and so on. Among the episodes you will also find an adaptation of King's story The Moving Finger that originally aired in 1992.






Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Josh Boone Makes A Stand

Posted: March 27, 2014, 16:32
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Today I spoke to Josh Boone (who’s developing Lisey’s Story for the big screen) and he told me he’s been hired by Warner Bros. to write and direct a 3 hour, R-rated feature film version of The Stand. As we speak Josh is writing the script and no release date has been set yet.

Creepshow on Vinyl

Posted: March 27, 2014, 16:16
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Here is something pretty cool for all you vinyl lovers out there.

Waxwork Records, who’ve done stellar work with reissues of ROSEMARY’S BABY, DAY OF THE DEAD and RE-ANIMATOR have unveiled the full package behind their definitive release of John Harrison’s CREEPSHOW score. The soundtrack of George Romero and Stephen King’s iconic ode to horror comics past will boast art by “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, five variants so that you may celebrate whichever segment of the film is your favorite and much more.


Read more here

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Screening of A Good Marriage

Posted: March 25, 2014, 00:09
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Wanna go see the cast and crew screening of A Good Marriage on April 24th in New York City? Here is your chance. This was posted on King's Facebook page.

We’re giving away some tickets to a screening of my new film “A Good Marriage”. Anyone who likes the Facebook page for the film in the next 48 hours (by March 26th at 12pm) will have their name entered to win: https://www.facebook.com/AGoodMarriage

Two names will be picked out by yours truly, and both will receive two tickets to the cast and crew screening on April 24th in New York City. You have to provide your own transportation to New York but a hotel will be provided for the night as well as a car to the screening for each of the two winners.

What Happens April 7?

Posted: March 21, 2014, 15:44
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Here is something really interesting from Cemetery Dance. They have posted this teaser…with the date April 7, 2014. And how is that interesting some of you might say? Well, as you know Cemetery Dance has published a lot of cool King related books in the past and with a comment like this to go with this teaser I believe it is King connected in some way.



There is a big Cemetery Dance Publications announcement coming on April 7, 2014. This will probably be one of our most important projects in a very long time. We can't share any specific details, but anyone who is interested can sign-up to be notified when the news goes live:

http://cemeterydance.com/April72014/

There has also been talking about it on forums that here are some comments that makes me even surer it’s got something to do with King.

Richard Chizmar tweeted few hours ago - "Maybe the two most significant weeks in our history, culminating in three deals for a total of 8 books with the best of the best."

Question: Can we know if it's King related or not?
CD: Looking back at our history, we've only done little teaser sites and "save the date" announcements for one author, so... that seems very likely to me.

Question: They're talking about three deals so even if King is involved I assume there are at least two other authors and two/three books per author, max. But we'll see.
CD: Correct, this week we're signing deals with three different New York Times bestselling authors. Not all of those deals will be announced this year, though. It's just been a tremendously good week in terms of landing very interesting projects from well-known authors.

So, what do you think? King related or not? I put my money on King related.

Dwight Yoakam Goes Under the Dome

Posted: March 20, 2014, 10:46
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Country singer Dwight Yoakam has been cast in a recurring role on U.S. Tv drama Under The Dome.

The musician is heading back to the small screen this summer (14) in the popular thriller, which is based on author Stephen King's novel of the same name.

Yoakam is set to play a barbershop owner who has a complicated relationship with lead character Big Jim, portrayed by former Breaking Bad star Dean Norris.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Behind The Shining

Posted: March 18, 2014, 11:17
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Take a Fascinating Tour Behind the Scenes of The Shining.



What was it like working on the set of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick as he adapted The Shining, Stephen King's bestselling horror story, to the silver screen? If these cast and crew interviews from the new documentary Staircases to Nowhere, are any indication, the answer is: pretty dang awesome.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King Signing

Posted: March 18, 2014, 09:10
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King signs in Sarasota...

On Sunday afternoon, 400 faithful King aficionados who prepaid to get his latest tome, “Doctor Sleep,” lined up outside Bookstore1 on downtown's Main Street to get him to sign their copies.


More info here.

Thanks to Lou Systma

Haven Foundation Charity Auction

Posted: March 11, 2014, 07:18
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Veryfinebooks is running a Haven Foundation Charity Auction that I recommend you check out! You can find it here. One of the titles being auctioned is extra special to me...

Announcing our Haven Foundation charity auction!

Win something special for your Stephen King collection and help out a great cause at the same time. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Haven Foundation. This is a seven day auction that ends Sunday, March 16th. Bidding starts at only $1 and the highest bidder will win, so bid with confidence and bid often! Thee auction includes free Shipping within the US.

"The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe. Grants are awarded and renewed at the discretion of the Haven Foundation Board. The Haven Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization."

Cary Fukunaga To Direct IT

Posted: March 10, 2014, 22:37
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True Detective director Cary Fukunaga will reportedly direct adaptation of Stephen King's IT.

“… Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that.”

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Ep. 29: Stephen King Stories On TV

Posted: March 9, 2014, 20:38
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With your hosts Han Lilja of Lilja's Library and Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 29 of The Stephen King Podcast!

As usual, we bring you the latest Stephen King News.
With so much Stephen King material being adapted for TV, Hans and Lou go prospecting through his back catalogue to see if we can mine it for other possible TV series. The results may surprise you. Plus some of our listeners put forth their picks too.
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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In this podcast:

1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
2) 01:19 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
3) 18:20 - Speculation Feature - Stephen King Short Stories That Could Be TV Series
4) 52:18 - Preview of Podcast 30 And Signoff
5) 54:20 - Outre



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Will Patton Will Narrate Mr. Mercedes

Posted: March 5, 2014, 15:09
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King posted this on facebook.

Will Patton is back as the narrator for the MR. MERCEDES audiobook. Will narrated the audiobook edition of DOCTOR SLEEP to great acclaim: he’s nominated for an Audie Award for Best Male Solo Narration and the DOCTOR SLEEP audiobook was chosen as the 2013 Audiobook of the Year by Audible.com.

Press release on Under the Dome

Posted: March 4, 2014, 08:56
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Press release on Under the Dome season 2.

CBS’S HIT SUMMER SERIES “UNDER THE DOME” BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEASON TWO TODAY IN WILMINGTON, N.C.

Premiere Episode Written by Bestselling Author and Executive Producer Stephen King

March 3, 2014 – Production begins today in Wilmington, N.C. on the sophomore season of CBS’s hit summer series UNDER THE DOME. Executive producer Stephen King, the bestselling author of the novel the series is based on, wrote the first episode, which will be directed by executive producer Jack Bender.

The second season of UNDER THE DOME premieres Monday, June 30 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. UNDER THE DOME was the #1 program last summer, with an average of 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, making it the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years. UNDER THE DOME is licensed in 200 markets worldwide by CBS Studios International and is off to strong starts in countries where it has already premiered.

UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.

Summary of Bad Little Kid

Posted: March 3, 2014, 09:25
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Here is a summary of the upcoming Böser Kleiner Junge/Sale Gosse.

George Hallas is in prison. In one week, he is to be executed. He has remained silent for a long time, but now he opens up to his public defender, Leonard Bradley. He tells him how his dreadful deed came to pass. For Bradley, the confession will eventuelly have spooky consequences.

King on Böser Kleiner Junge & Sale Gosse

Posted: February 28, 2014, 23:39
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This was posted on King's site:

Exclusive French and German release
February 28th, 2014 10:14:54 am

Stephen's visit in Germany and France last November was not only for his fans a very special event, but also for him. To thank all his German and French fans for their warm welcome he came up with a great idea: He wrote a story, "Bad Little Kid", which will be available in e-book format from 14th of March just in German (Böser kleiner Junge) and French (Sale Gosse).

New Story Only In French & German

Posted: February 28, 2014, 15:10
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Click for a larger imageKing is releasing new story exclusively in French and German as a gift to the French and German fans, to thank them for the warm welcoming received during his visit in Europe in 2013. Here is what we know.

Synopsis:
« Remember, it comes back in the shape of a kid...»

A diabolical kid who cause the inevitable death of your relatives, a bad little kid who has led George Hallas, accountant, in the death row. And that may, one day, cross your path...

French edition:
Title: Sale Gosse
Release: March 14, 2014
Publisher: Albin Michel
Format: eBook only

German edition:
Title: Böser kleiner Junge
Release: March 14, 2014
Click for a larger imagePublisher: Heyne
Format: eBook only

English edition:
Title: Bad Little Kid
Release: Nothing planned at this time
Publisher: Not published
Format:No format

Source for French info: Club Stephen King

Mercy done but not released?

Posted: February 28, 2014, 10:42
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Here is an update on Mercy from Dead Central.

According to THR, the Stephen King adaptation Mercy, directed by Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell and starring Dylan McDermott, Frances O'Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Shirley Knight, and Chris Browning, finished shooting a year ago and is among the Blumhouse films sitting on Universal’s shelf.

Studio chairman Donna Langley says the studio still is not counting it out. What does that mean exactly? Probably that they will just dump it on home video and move along.

New director for The Stand?

Posted: February 26, 2014, 14:50
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The Stand seems to change directors more often than I change socks...

Josh Boone may be the next director to attempt to take on a feature version of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and CBS Films.

Boone is in early talks to helm the film, which previously had Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates attached.

Boone directed Fox’s “The Fault In Our Stars,” which stars Shailene Woodley and will be released on June 6. He has a long relationship with King and his feature debut “Stuck in Love” included King’s voice.

Thanks to Rick Urban