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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 A lot of photos from King's office and home and King is even showing the manuscript for an unpublished manuscript called On the Island.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.

King To Attend Bloody Scotland

Posted: August 18, 2021, 15:10
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This year, Bloody Scotland's hybrid festival will give festival goers in Stirling the full-on festival experience while allowing authors and readers who can’t be there in person the opportunity to join in the fun.

Running from the 17-19th September, our 2021 festival will include the likes of Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child and Stephen King who will be beamed into the Albert Halls via live video link up where real life chairs will put questions to them in front of a live and digital audience.



Tickets

This year, there are many ways to participate in Bloody Scotland Festival. You can choose to watch events live in Stirling or online, or a combination of both. If you’re watching online, you can purchase tickets for individual events or a digital pass. There are ticket options to suit all.

In-person events for those in Stirling:
Albert Halls £10 per ticket
Live video link events at Albert Halls £8 per ticket
Golden Lion £8 per ticket

Online events
Single event £5
Digital Pass bought before midnight on 16 September £35
Digital Pass bought from 17 – 30 September £45

Best of Both Worlds package
Buy 5 tickets to live events in Stirling and buy your digital pass half price:
Bought before midnight on 16 September £67.50
Bought from 17 to 29 September £77.50

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New York Times at Special Bargain Rates On CBS?

Posted: August 12, 2021, 11:42
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Dread Central reports that as part of a new overall deal with CBS Studios, Alex Kurtzman will spearhead a series adaptation of King’s short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.

Last time we heard something about this one was 5 years ago when the people behind Haven was supposed to do it. Let’s see if something happens now…

Straub Says Talisman 3 Is Unlikely

Posted: August 9, 2021, 13:50
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Here’s an interesting interview with Peter Straub. Among the things he talks about (starts 29 minutes in) is his collaboration with King on The Talisman and Black House. He also says it’s unlikely that the third book will ever be written…

And The Winners Are…

Posted: August 6, 2021, 19:41
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Starting tomorrow I will announce the winners of the big 25-anniversary contest. I won’t announce all winners at once though so be patient.

Here is how they will be announced.

Tusesday Aug. 3:
Forth runner up who gets a copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Pop-up book, in the original shrink-wrap is Elaine Giglio

Third runner up who get a copy of Blockade Billy, first edition hardcover in slipcase. Fine/Fine is Greg Lew

Wednesday Aug. 4:
Second runner up who get a copy of The Dark Man, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Benny Muniz

Thursday Aug. 5:
First runner up who get a copy of Faithful, First edition hardcover. Fine/Fine is Deb Frank

Friday Aug. 6:
Grand Prize winner who get a signed first edition of JUST AFTER SUNSET Fine/Fine with slipcase the same. Includes receipt, flyer and bookmark from the book signing event is Melissa Werner




Overlook Moving To Netflix?

Posted: August 4, 2021, 22:31
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Looks like Overlook is moving from HBO Max to Netflix.

HBO Max has opted not to proceed with Overlook, the drama project from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining. The company and studio Warner Bros. Television are currently shopping the show, which is expected to land at a new home soon, with Netflix a likely destination, I hear. Reps for Bad Robot, WBTV and Netflix declined comment.

Read more over at Deadline.

My Thoughts On Billy Summers

Posted: August 2, 2021, 10:00
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Here are my thoughts of Billy Summers, out tomorrow. The review is fairly spoiler free (don’t want to ruin the surprices for you) except for the mentioning of a connection to another of King’s books…

Billy Summers is written in the same tone as King’s other book for 2021, Later. They are both character driven, and I enjoy that. There aren’t any ghosts or supernatural elements in Billy Summers so if you’re expecting that you will be disappointed.