Follow-up to 2019 Pet Sematary?

Posted: May 18, 2021, 16:19
Looks like Lindsey Beer will direct a follow-up to 2019 version of Pet Sematary.

Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s self-proclaimed scariest property ever, next installment in the franchise has gained momentum as it looks like it has found its director. Sources tell Deadline, Lindsey Beer has signed on to direct Paramount Players’ follow-up adaptation of the successful 2019 horror pic based on Stephen King’s best-seller. Beer has become one of busiest screenwriters and this will mark her directing debut. The classic 1989 adaptation made history with Mary Lambert directing the pic and its 1992 follow-up and it was important to studio execs to go back to the films roots and have a female filmmaker at the helm. Beer has wanted to jump into the directing the chair and saw this as a perfect opportunity. Beer also wrote the latest script based off a draft by Jeff Buhler.

My only question is...was the 2019 version really a success?

Source: Deadline

Moore on Lisey's Story: Holy cow, what now?

Posted: May 11, 2021, 08:26
Julianne Moore and Stephen King talks Lisey’s Story (premiers June 4th on Apple TV+) with Entertainment Weekly.

When Julianne Moore initially signed on to star in and executive produce Lisey's Story, she wasn't at all familiar with, well, Lisey's story. She just knew she wanted to work with Stephen King.

Fans of the book will be happy to know that the show is incredibly faithful to its source material, right down to all the genre-hopping. "It's all in there. Because there's so much in it — psychological horror, romance, mystery, a science-fiction-like quality, sort of scary brutality — sometimes I was like, holy cow, what now?" Moore says with a laugh.

"I would never have gotten involved with this thing at my age, if it wasn't," King, who's 73, tells EW. "You know, they're all my favorites. I love them all. Some of them are difficult children to love, some of them a little bit easier. This is a little bit difficult to love, but I've always loved the story and that's the reason I got involved."

In fact, he says he kept the rights to the story to himself because he knew he wanted to be the one to adapt it, and it wasn't until he saw The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, of all things, that he felt he had to finally make it happen. "I looked at that thing and I said to myself, my goodness, this guy Tom Rob Smith wrote the whole thing. He wrote all eight or nine episodes, and I thought, well, if he could do that, and bring it home and do such a great job, what about Lisey?" he says.

"I was attracted to it because of Stephen, and also because it was something that was so personal to him,"
- Julianne Moore

Children Of The Corn Photos

Posted: May 3, 2021, 15:05
Check out some photos from the new Children of the Corn movie.

No word on when we'll be able to see it yet though.

A smart teenager finds herself trapped in a horrific plot by the young children in her town to murder all their parents and ‘heal the corn.’

Thanks to Herbert West

Firestarter Starts Filming In May

Posted: April 30, 2021, 11:36
Looks like the new adaptation of Firestarter will start filming in late May. Here is what The Hamilton Spectatorreports.

Zac Efron is coming to Hamilton.

The actor probably best known for playing Troy Bolton in the “High School Musical” trilogy from Disney will be in the city to film a remake of “Firestarter.”

Reports say the film from Blumhouse/Universal Studios will also be filmed in Toronto. The phone number for the production company is a Hamilton number. Shooting is expected to run between May 25 and July 21, says the government agency Ontario Creates.

Shining In The Dark Heading To Poland

Posted: April 29, 2021, 13:50
I’m happy and proud to be able to announce that the 14th language that Shining in the Dark will be translated into is Polish. Zysk will release the book in Poland and I can’t wait to let all you Polish readers enjoy all the stories included in the book!

Read more about all the editions here

Contest time!

Posted: April 28, 2021, 16:15
Lilja’s Library is celebration it’s 25th anniversary this year and I’m hoping it will be a year of fun, celebration, and contests!

The first contest is sponsored by Hodder & Stoughton and is open to everyone living in the UK. The prize for one lucky winner is a full set of the first batch of reissued King books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter).

All you have to do is:

- Follow Lilja’s Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or preferable all three.

- In a fun way tell me which of these six books (The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo, `Salem’s Lot, Christine or Firestarter) that’s your favorite. You can do it in text, image, film, song, poem or whatever you think is best. Creativity will be rewarded. Send your entries here (or email to info[a] before May 10. The winner will then be announced on May 11th. Don’t forget to include your address so the prize can be sent if you’re the lucky winner.

Hodder & Stoughton has unveiled an ambitious reissue plan for Stephen King’s entire backlist,
beginning with six classic novels set to be released with stunning new covers on 11th May 2021.
Further groups of titles will be re-launched in 2-3 batches per year, with a total of over 70 books
being revamped between spring 2021 and autumn 2024, culminating with the 50th anniversary of

The books will be grouped into different categories including Chilling Classics, Epic Thrillers and
Reading Group Suspense, helping readers to navigate their way through the extraordinary range and
depth of his body of work, and discover which type of novel will most appeal to them. Each group
will be unified by striking new author brand lettering, and distinguished by a distinct colour palette
and title lettering. The first six titles to be released in May are: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Cujo,
`Salem’s Lot, Christine and Firestarter.

Gwendy’s Final Task Out February 15

Posted: April 14, 2021, 15:48
Cemeterty Dance released the cover for Gwendy’s Final Task today as well as the release date, February 15, 2022.

When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.

Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?

In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.

Lisey's Story Premiers June 4 On Apple TV+

Posted: April 13, 2021, 20:32
Vanity Fair released the news today that Lisey's Story will premier on June 4.

"I wanted to say something about marriage, about long marriage, and about celebrity and about the side of lives that are public and the sides of lives that are private—and the door between those two worlds.

In that sense, it’s autobiographical, but only in the sense that you take what you know as a framework and then build something that’s totally fictional on that. For one thing, I haven’t died yet, but I did come back from almost dying when I had pneumonia. And they told Tabby, ‘Prepare for the worst.’
King in Vanity Fair

Apperently the show plunges the viewers into the middle of its narrative and expects them to make their own sense of it, even as the characters do the same.

"I don’t want to put anybody off. It’s not a simple story. It’s not a to b to c. You hope that the audience will understand that there are secrets here—there are really big secrets—and hope they’ll stick with the show, find those things, and unravel them. I think everything becomes clear fairly soon."
King in Vanity Fair

Firestarter Remake Starts Filming In June?

Posted: April 13, 2021, 15:44
According to Screen Rant the remake of Firestarter might begin filming this June. The information comes from an interview with producer Akiva Goldsman. Here is what he said:

Firestarter is one of the last great, either unmade or un-remade, Stephen King novels that have become classics. There are things I will never forget from the original movie. But it diverged from the book significantly. So Scott Teems — who is a really wonderful writer — wrote this terrific script which is much closer to the novel in both incident and tone. We start shooting, I want to say, in 12 weeks. Firestarter was always some of Stephen's most intimate and affective horror, and I think pyrokinesis is a really fascinating idea when it comes to the expression of hidden feelings.

Stephen King And Big Corgi Butts...

Posted: April 13, 2021, 10:52
What do Stephen King and big corgi butts have in common? Well, more than you might think. King do have a corgi, The Thing of Evil, and now he has also written a foreword to a book called The Little book of Big Corgi Butts. Get your copy here.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Dollar Baby Festival In April

Posted: April 8, 2021, 16:33
This April 23-25, a selection of Stephen King movies will be available to watch online for free. Hosted by Canadian film production company Barker Street Cinema, the virtual festival, called Stephen King Rules, will screen 25 submissions by filmmakers from all over the world, many of which have never been seen by a global audience before.

Head over to Barker Street Cinema for more info.

Thanks to The Fire Wire

Hodder To Reissue King's Entire Backlist

Posted: March 18, 2021, 12:41
Hodder & Stoughton reveales that they will release King's entire backlist with a new look between now and the fall of 2024. Devided in 2 - 3 batches per year all will culminate with the 50th annerversay of Carrie. Hodder will then have released over 70 books with this new look.

The books will be grouped into different categories including Chilling Classics, Epic Thrillers and
Reading Group Suspense, helping readers to navigate their way through the extraordinary range and
depth of King's body of work, and discover which type of novel will most appeal to them. Each group
will be unified by striking new author brand lettering, and distinguished by a distinct colour palette
and title lettering.

The first six titles to be released in May are: Christine, Cujo, Doctor Sleep, Firestarter, `Salem’s Lot and The Shining.

King Translated Into Kazakh

Posted: March 17, 2021, 22:41
As most of you know I love books in different languages and their covers. I also collect one book in each language King’s book have been published which is 54 languages so far (including Braille). Read more about the languages here.

Now I’m happy to let you know that language 55 is on its way. Foliant in Kazakhstan will release two of King’s books in Kazakh this summer if everything goes as planned.

Celebrate Independent Bookstores In The Tall Grass

Posted: March 15, 2021, 08:24
In the Tall Grass, originally published by Esquire magazine (and as a film on Netflix), will now be released as a 5×7 bound paperback. The book be will released on April 24th, cost $12.99 and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the US on the last Saturday in April.

The only way to get this book is to visit a local Independent Bookstore!

Source: Fire Wire

The Talisman Coming To Netflix?

Posted: March 5, 2021, 23:52
Looks like Spielberg is trying one more time to bring The Talisman to the screen, this time as a series. Here is what The Hollywood Reporter say:

Now, Talisman may finally be ready to reach screens but, as befits the times, as a series.

And, as it sometimes takes a village to raise a project, Spielberg has assembled some mighty collaborators to help him make the adaptation a reality.

The Duffer Brothers, whose own Stranger Things owes more than a few debts to King’s work, will executive produce a series adapting the book, that will be produced by Netflix in association with Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Paramount Television Studios.

Curtis Gwinn, who worked as a writer-exec producer on Duffers’ Stranger Things, will act as writer and showrunner of the project, which is in development. With deals still being sewn up and in negotiations, Netflix and the production parties involved had no comment.

Fans Get Later

Posted: March 5, 2021, 12:03
Stephen King’s Later, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Later. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a] of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page, Gwendy’s Button Box page, Sleeping Beauties Book page, Outsider Book page or the If it Bleeds Book page.

Check out all Later photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

My thoughts On Later

Posted: March 2, 2021, 09:54
Today Later is released and here are my thoughts about the book.

Later is a nice little book with quite few characters for a King book but as usual they are what carries the story forward. And the story is an interesting one. It might sound like something you have read or seen before but not quite with this twist that King has put upon it.

Elevation As A Feature Film?

Posted: February 26, 2021, 18:30
Jack Bender who’s done Under The Dome, Mr. Mercedes, and The Outsider is turning Elevation into a movie. Here is what he says about it:

He is very generous about that when it works. I've recently adapted a book of his called Elevation, which we're going to make into a film. And I invented some stuff and added, and was nervous because he'd never read anything I've written, only directed and produced. And needless to say I was nervous about it, but he loved it. He's very gracious, and he knows that when we make a TV show, there's going to be stuff added stuff taken away; that's just the way it goes.

Time To Slaughter Pet Sematary Once Again?

Posted: February 25, 2021, 01:19
In 2019 Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer slaughtered Pet Sematary and now it’s time to do it again. It’s Paramount’s streaming service Paramount+ who’s planing a new movie. The new installment in the franchise will be an “origins story”. Jeff Buhler, who wrote the 2019 adaptation, is also writing this new movie [sigh] and even though there are no word yet on plot details, the film will presumably tell a new story set within the world of King‘s Pet Sematary [sigh, sigh].

All I can say is: WHY?

Thanks to Herbert West.

Keith Thomas Talks Firestarter Remake

Posted: February 24, 2021, 23:59
Keith Thomas talked to about his upcoming remake of Firestarter and it looks like it will be a bit different than the original.

“It’s something I’ve thought a lot about. And, certainly, when [Firestarter] first came to me, I was very lucky in that the script by Scott Teems, who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, was just very, very good, and very rich. The material itself isn’t different, right? I mean, it’s the same book that this film is drawing from, the one the earlier film did. But what we’re leaning into from the book is different. That’s the angle where you can do something. So, for me, it was really leaning into more emotional aspects. It was leaning into parenthood and what that looks like, and then, how do you raise a child, especially a child with abilities like this. That was the place the script went and I thought that it was something that’s a little different than the original film.”

“Also, the book’s super-rich. There’s a lot of stuff that’s in the book that isn’t in the original film. There’s stuff in there that we’re using, that we’re going into. At the same time, I feel like, just for me, in terms of the films I’m interested in, I feel like there’s a visceral quality to the story that I didn’t see in the ’80s version, a rawness that I think is there in the book, that I certainly felt, that I’m really interested in diving into. And, luckily, I think everybody else involved feels the same way, that this is going to be … not only will it have the effects and you’re going to get to see all the stuff Charlie can do, which is fun, and cool, and exciting, but if we do it right, it’s not so much as dark as The Vigil, but you should come out of it emotionally. If you do it right, it’s going to really hit that way.”

“The screenplay is by Scott Teems who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, it’s an amazing script. It has everything you would want; people’s heads catching fire and their faces melting off, and a dad and daughter on the run trying to survive being chased in this heightened tense experience.”

The Jaunt To Be Developed For MRC Television

Posted: February 24, 2021, 22:54
Dave Erickson (Fear The Walking Dead) has closed an overall deal with MRC Television. Erickson will exclusively work with the studio on the creation and development of television series on which he will serve as writer-showrunner or supervise other writers.

As part of the deal, Erickson is developing The Jaunt, based on King's 1981 Stephen King short story.

Now I Make My Stand

Posted: February 24, 2021, 12:09
Here are my thoughts on The Stand.

The show is good and well worth seeing but not the masterpiece I was hoping for. Oh, and they should have spent the time and money needed to create the Lincoln tunnel scene. The sewers are very flat in comparing and not scary at all if you ask me.

The Cast Of Lisey's Story

Posted: February 23, 2021, 11:49

Here is the main cast of Lisey's Story listed by Apple TV+.

Julianne Moore as Lisey Landon
Clive Owen as Scott Landon
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Darla
Joan Allen as Amanda
Dane DeHaan as Jim Dooley
Ron Cephas Jones as Professor Dashmiel
Sung Kang as Officer Dan Beckman.

King On Tiny Horrors

Posted: February 23, 2021, 10:35
On Friday, during a panel for the upcoming Apple TV+ series Lisey’s Story, King mentioned that he and J.J. Abrams is talking about creating a horror anthology series.

“I talked with JJ Abrams a lot about a possible anthology series of tiny horrors,” King said. “We got really down and dirty about it and talked about things that were really, really scary.”