King signing in Paris - update 8

Posted: November 14, 2013, 05:22
Here are some clips from the signing today.

A clip of King signing that at first can look quite boring but if you keep looking you will see how King takes his time with every fan, saying something, shaking a hand or two...despite the many signatures he did today.

Here is how long the line was.

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The Telegraph about King in France

Posted: November 13, 2013, 10:20

The Telegraph writes about King's visit to Paris.

King signing in Paris - update 2

Posted: November 13, 2013, 10:19
Things are moving fast now. People at the site are guessing that there is about 500 in line now and you really need to hurry if you're planing on gonig.

Thanks to Mirjam Jonkman-Zwiggelaar who's right there in line.

King signing in Paris - update 1

Posted: November 13, 2013, 09:35
A live update from the signing in Paris (still 3,5 hours away) is that it's about 300 people there so far. If King signes about 4 books per minute and signes for 2 hours he'll be able to do about 500 books. There is still time in other words if you want to meet the King but you better hurry...

King signing in Paris

Posted: November 13, 2013, 01:15
About 75-100 fans is already (12 hours before it starts) waiting in line to get their books signed by King.

King's press conference in Paris

Posted: November 12, 2013, 22:19
Here is an article about King's press Conference in Paris today.

Do we need Carrie?

Posted: November 12, 2013, 18:11
Do we need Another Carrie? Find out here.

King in Paris

Posted: November 12, 2013, 16:41
One more photos from the press conference in Paris.

The press conference in Paris has started...

Posted: November 12, 2013, 15:11
Stephen at the press conference in Paris.

New King story!

Posted: November 12, 2013, 11:45
Cemetery Dance is releasing a book called Turn Down The Lights in December and in it there will be several short stories by a lot of good authors and one is none other than King. His new story is called Summer Thunder.

The book will be released in three versions:
Trade Hardcover Edition ($35)

Slipcased Artist Edition signed by the editor and the artists ($75)

Deluxe Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition signed by the editor and the artists ($750)

Table of Contents:
"Turn Down the Lights..." an introduction by Richard Chizmar
"Summer Thunder" by Stephen King
"Incarnadine" by Norman Partridge
"The Western Dead" by Jack Ketchum
"An Instant Eternity" by Brian James Freeman
"In the Room" by Bentley Little
"Flying Solo" by Ed Gorman
"The Outhouse" by Ronald Kelly
"Lookie Loo" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"Dollie" by Clive Barker
"The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero" by Peter Straub
Afterword by Thomas F. Monteleone

For more on the book and to order, head over to Cemetary Dance’s website

King signing

Posted: November 12, 2013, 11:31
Those of you going to King's signing tomorrow, here is where you'll meet him...

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King in Europe 2013

Posted: November 12, 2013, 09:16
King is in Europe. Here is his schedule. Do know about other appearances? Let me know.

November 12 (France):
- European press conference about 22/11/63 and Doctor Sleep.

November 13 (France):
- Book signing between 1.00 and 3.00PM at Mk2 Library, 128-162 Avenue de France, 75013 Paris, France. This is the only King will do during his visit.

- Exclusive interview report to JT 20h TF1

November 14 (France):
- Show "The Great Library, Special Stephen King." Live at 20:40 on France 5.

November 15 (France):
- 7-9am France Inter: Stephen King will be invited to the 7-9am show. According Telerama Stephen King participate in 8:20.

- The Mov. The radio announced Mov ': Stephen King will present live radio The Mov', Friday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 15h. It will be a special show in public, hosted by Thomas Rozec. There will be some listeners who will register on a registration form online. It will soon be online. You can ask questions on Twitter via the hashtag # KingLeMouv and possibly also by phone.

November 16 (France):
- Reading at 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Rex. Room capacity = 2800 people. During the evening, Stephen King will give a reading of his work, and a session of Questions / Answers to the public. And debate. Presented by Augustin Trappenard in the presence of Maxime Chattam.

November 19 (Germany):
- Stephen will appear at Krimifestival in Munich, Germany. Stephen will speak, read from his work and do a Q&A session after the program.

November 20 (Germany):
- Stephen will appear at the Harbour Front Literature Festival in Hamburg. He will speak, read from his work and do a Q&A session after the program.

Lisey’s Story on the Big Screen

Posted: November 12, 2013, 09:07
The Hollywood News reports that Josh Boone will bring Lisey’s Story To Big Screen.

Josh Boone To Bring Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ To Big Screen

You would never think that Josh Boone has made only one film, the guy is already in high demand! Not only is currently filming the highly anticipated adaptation of John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, he announced today that his next project will be an adaptation of Stephen King’s LISEY’S STORY.

LISEY’S STORY follows the story of Lisey Landon, the widow of famous novelist Scott Landon, as she recalls the life of her husband as she is being stalked and terrorised by one of her husband’s fans. King has stated himself that it is the best novel he has ever written.

Not only did King appear in Boone’s directorial debut STUCK IN LOVE, but Boone also revealed a very interesting backstory to how he become known to the writer:

“I wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King. I had to rip the covers off of Christian books and glue them to Stephen King books, so that I could read them. I remember reading The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and I hid the book in the box springs under my bed, and my mom found it and burned it in the fireplace. I wrote him a letter when I was 12, just to tell him how much I loved his books and how much I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and that he was my idol. I sent him a couple books, hoping that he’d sign them. I came home from school one day and my dad said, “There’s a box here from Stephen King.” He had written me this beautiful letter in the front covers of each of the books. My parents were just so moved by the generosity, that he was willing to take the time to do that, that they lifted the Stephen King ban. “

Josh Boone will start adapting the project after filming finishes for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Isaac Klausner, who are producers for TFIOS, will also be producing LISEY’S STORY.

Meet Stephen King

Posted: November 6, 2013, 10:41
Today is the last day to enter the contest where you might be the lucky one who gets to meet Stephen King face to face! Enter now!

Under the Dome out on DVD and blu-ray today

Posted: November 5, 2013, 15:05
Today Under the Dome is released on DVD and blu-ray. If anyone got the limited one (that looks like a globe) please email me and let me know if it is as nice as it looks to be.

30 Minutes of Exclusive Special Features:

Stephen King Visits Big Jim's Car Dealership
A tour of the location with Stephen King as he explains how Chester’s Mill is based on a real town and makes a deal to buy a used car.

The Visual Effects of "Under The Dome"
A visit with the Visual Effects team as they discuss the incredible sequences they worked on for the series.

"Under The Dome": Executing the Finale
Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from on set for the filming of the last episode.

The Wilmington Pilot Premiere
On the Red Carpet in Wilmington, NC for the Pilot Premiere of Under The Dome. Includes interviews with cast members and creators, the city’s Mayor declaring June 24th Dome Day, and reactions to the gigantic success of the network premiere.

Season 2 will be 13 episodes long

Posted: November 5, 2013, 08:11
Under The Dome, television’s #1 summer series in viewers and key demographics, will return in summer 2014 with 13 new episodes, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.

Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season.

“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

Samuel L. Jackson in Cell

Posted: November 4, 2013, 22:39
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Samuel L. Jackson will star opposit John Cusack in Cell.

He'll star opposite John Cusck in the film adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic thriller.

Samuel L. Jackson will star opposite John Cusack in Cell for Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.

Tod "Kip" Williams is directing the film adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic thriller, and is set to begin shooting in January. Benaroya is financing the project, which International Film Trust will shop to foreign buyers at the American Film Market, which gets underway Wednesday in Santa Monica.

“It's really exciting to have such a great cast continue to come together on this project,” said Benaroya Pictures principal Michael Benaroya. “Our goal is to create exciting commercial fare with top talent to really deliver on the concept of an elevated genre film.”

Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former solider who escapes from Boston with Cusack's character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse transmitted by cell phones spreads like a virus among the human population.

King wrote the adapted screenplay with Adam Alleca.

Richard Saperstein is producing alongside Benaroya, Brian Witten and Shara Kay. During his tenure as president of Dimension Films, Saperstein oversaw the film adaptations of King's The Mist and 1408.

Thanks to Ari Bosi and Lou Sytsma

Neal Baer on DVD release and S2 of Under the Dome

Posted: November 4, 2013, 05:36
Parade sat down with Neal Baer to discuss the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of season one (in stores November 5) of Under the Dome, secrets of season two, and how they already have their series ending in mind. Read more here.

IT remake has director and writer

Posted: November 4, 2013, 03:36
Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the remake of IT now has a director and writer.

Warner Bros’ adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It has a director and writer.

Cary Fukunaga, the hot-shot filmmaker behind last year’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, is boarding the project as director and will co-write the script with Chase Palmer, who previously adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune for Paramount.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing It, as are Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Production.

Glenn Chadbourne interview

Posted: November 4, 2013, 02:28
Here is an interview with Glenn Chadbourne who among other things has illustrated both Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King and The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book.

Every little thing turned out all right

Posted: November 3, 2013, 23:26
Here is an essay from King called Every little thing turned out all right.

Thanks to Herbert West

Sit-down with King from 1982

Posted: November 3, 2013, 21:23
Produced and aired in 1982, this is probably the first "sit-down" interview with author Stephen King at his home in Bangor, Maine.

Pet Semetary remake update

Posted: November 1, 2013, 00:47

Variety has some interesting news about the remake of Pet Semetary

No stranger to ghouls and ghosts, “28 Weeks Later” director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo looks ready to return to the horror genre as he’s in talks to helm Paramount’s remake of “Pet Sematary.”

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the remake to the 1989 horror classic along with Steven Schneider. Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich wrote the script.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Ariel Bosi

Has Mr. Mercedes & Revival gotten a release date?

Posted: October 29, 2013, 00:17
On a question over at Stephen King’s message board about if King has finished editing Mr. Mercedes or completed the first draft of Revival the moderator gave the following answer:

He's waiting for the editors to do their thing. Release dates have been set but I don't think I'm at liberty to give that information out yet

So, both books seems to have a release date set. Do we dare to hope for 2014?

Two King's in Studio Q

Posted: October 25, 2013, 21:31
Here is a video of Stephen and Owen in Studio Q.

See Carrie behind the scene

Posted: October 25, 2013, 14:00
The Making of Carrie.

Episode 23: There's No Dome Like Haven

Posted: October 25, 2013, 09:00

With your hosts Han Lilja of Lilja's Library and Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Stephen King Podcast!  

This time it is a TV-extravaganza!

Just Hans and myself this time as we talk about the concluding 3 episodes from the first season of Under The Dome and the first 5 episodes of the fourth season of Haven.

Plus the latest Stephen King news.

We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

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

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

In this podcast:
1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:20 - From The Deathroom - Stephen King News
3) 11:13 - Reviews From The Night Shift Part 1 - Under The Dome - Episodes 9 -12 of Season 1
4) 21:15 - Reviews From The Night Shift Part 2 - Haven - Episodes 1 - 5 of Season 4
5) 35:19 - Signoff

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

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Support The Show - Thank You! 

Stephen & Owen King

Posted: October 25, 2013, 08:53

Stephen King -- the one-man fear factory responsible for terrifying tomes like Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining -- is also dear old dad in a family of scribes. He and his youngest son, Owen King, may be bound by blood, but in many ways they inhabit very different kingdoms.

The older King is the highly-decorated, prolific master of modern horror. His latest book, Doctor Sleep, builds a story he unleashed upon the world in 1977.

That same year, the younger King was born. He's since grown up to become his father's fresh-eyed editor, and is just beginning his own career with his humorous book Double Feature. And unlike his older brother, who writes under the pen name Joe Hill, Owen has decided to wear his famous name. But heavy is the head that wears the crown.

"I could write something about coal miners in West Virginia and people would be like, 'Is your father the mine?'" joked Owen.

Jian chats with the Kings about their individual projects, their father-son relationship, and the thin line between horror and humour.

"Owen is also writing horror. It's just got this big smile on its face," said Stephen.

Listen here.

Carrie figures

Posted: October 24, 2013, 11:03
What do you Think? Nice figures or just a cheep way to make money of King's name?

Kerridge and Furth talk King

Posted: October 24, 2013, 11:00
Telegraph Arts Critic Jake Kerridge and Research Assistant Robin Furth discuss King.

If you listen Close you will hear the host say

"...and there is another one due out in June..."

How about that? What book do you think that might be?

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Teaser poster

Posted: October 24, 2013, 10:25
Here is a teaser poster for Unearthed & Untold: The Path To Pet Sematary.

Limited Doctor Sleep

Posted: October 24, 2013, 10:23
Check out photos of the limited Doctor Sleep from CD here.

Pre-order season 4 of Haven

Posted: October 23, 2013, 10:17
Now you can pre-order season 4 of haven on DVD and Blu-ray.

King Answers Two Questions

Posted: October 23, 2013, 08:16
Novelist Stephen King on the best piece of advice he's ever gotten and what he's looking forward to in life.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

First look at Gray Matter

Posted: October 21, 2013, 09:29
Here is a first look at a new short film based on King's Gray Matter starring Larry Fessenden. The film is done using all practical FX such as matte paintings, animatronics, puppets and so on. It's directed by Red Clark and we also see Aaron Christensen, Scott Lynch-Giddings, Steve Herson, and Kenneth Martin.

The movie will be playing at festivals later this year. More info over on the Gray Matter Facebook page.

New Carrie clip

Posted: October 17, 2013, 10:00

Cell posters

Posted: October 16, 2013, 15:02
Based on the story by Stephen King, Bloody Disgusting now have three sales posters for Cell, which will be on display at next month’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.

“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 is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.””

John Cusack is starring, with Paranormal Activity 2‘s Tod “Kip” Williams directing. The film is still in pre-production.

What do you think about these posters? Good? Bad?

Thanks to Herbert West

Wanna sell a signed copy of Doctor Sleep?

Posted: October 14, 2013, 10:50
Click for a larger imageDo you have a signed copy of Doctor Sleep that you want to sell?

Do it here.