King on Universal dropping the Tower

Posted: July 21, 2011, 03:20
Today King commented on Universal dropping The Dark Tower. Here is a repport from Entertainment Weekly:

Stephen King 'not really surprised' about 'Dark Tower' roadblock -- EXCLUSIVE

With the news that Universal has canceled its planned film-and-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower book series, the author tells that he’s still optimistic that director Ron Howard will find a home for Roland the Gunslinger on the big (and/or small) screen. “I’m sorry Universal passed, but not really surprised,” he writes in an email. “As a rule, they’ve been about smaller and less risky pix; maybe they feel it would be better to stick with those fast and furious racing boys. I bear them no ill will, and trust Ron Howard to get Roland and his friends before the camera somewhere else. He’s very committed to the project.”

The could have been covers #1

Posted: July 21, 2011, 00:03
Click for a larger imageTo celebrate the release of my book in eBook format I will let you have a look at the different ”could have been cover designss” there where for my book. All designs where done by Gail Cross of Desert Isle Design and I’m not sure why she didn’t like the first ones but I will let you know what I think about them and hopefully you’ll give me your thoughts on each and every one of them as well, OK? I will show you a different cover each day for the next 6 days.

The text here is actually very fitting to Glenn’s illustration of Marv but a bit hard to read. I like it but think that my name is way too big.

Let me know what you think of this cover on facebook or twitter

No Dark Tower for Universal

Posted: July 19, 2011, 22:23
Universal announced today that they are NOT doing The Dark Tower. Now Ron Howard and company have to convince another studio to back them IF they are still interested in bringing The Dark Tower to the movies. Here are some articles about it:

Entertainment Weekly
Yahoo! News

Thanks to Al Mattice, Herbert West, Daniel Taylor, John Scoleri and Ari.

Info about the limited Keyhole

Posted: July 19, 2011, 00:39
Here are some interesting news from Donald M. Grant about the limited edition of B>Wind Through the Keyhole. They will release the Limited Editions in February 2012 and King has agreed to sign only 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition. In keeping with their policies of supporting long time customers, owners of Deluxe Edition copies of The Little Sisters of Elurianumbered 1-800 will have the first option to buy this Deluxe Edition.

More King comics

Posted: July 19, 2011, 00:30
The Stephen King one-shot comic was so popular it soldout almost upon release. Now the publisher (Bluewater) has extended this Stephen King story to a full graphic novel, with many more pages, and it's being published in trade paperback.

Read more about it here.

Thanks to Ari.

David Yates to make a stand

Posted: July 16, 2011, 00:42
Bloody Disgusting reports that David Yates is thinking about turning The Stand into a three part movie:

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, has the pick of the litter — or should we say, pick of the literature? — at the studio. Warner Bros. Pictures' top priority is a multi-picture adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Vulture's spies report that Yates is flying into town tomorrow, and has been rereading King’s epic-length supernatural classic. Yates will decide if he wants to do the film sometime in the next two weeks. It is a big commitment, as the studio wants to split the giant book into three parts.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Al Mattice

Cover for Mile 81

Posted: July 15, 2011, 01:05
Here is the cover for Mile 81 and as far as I can see the book will only be released as an eBook.

New King novel

Posted: July 14, 2011, 19:10
King has a new novel being released on Sep. 1st called Mile 81. Read more here.

Thanks to Ari.

Hodder gives us the flipback

Posted: July 14, 2011, 00:09
Today I got this cool little book from Hodder & Stoughton. It's called "Flipback" and as you can see you flip it to read it. The pages are also really thin so the entire book is very small and easy to bring with you. All in all a very cool book!

The wind will blow on April 3rd

Posted: July 12, 2011, 21:57
Scribner announced today that they will release The Wind Through the Keyhole on or around April 3rd, 2012.

Thanks to John Hanic

Bardem trades Roland for Bond?

Posted: July 12, 2011, 00:07
Good news for James Bond fans but not for The Dark Tower fans. It has now been confirmed (see here) that Javier Bardem will be the villan in the next Bond movie. This will make it hard for him to star in The Dark Tower movie and might be an indication on where thta movie is heading...

Thanks to Mike Cahill

Tickets for Ghost Brothers

Posted: July 8, 2011, 07:52
The Alliance Theatre has announced that Ghost Brothers of Darkland County tickets will go on sale Monday 7/11.

Don't miss this if you want to make sure you get tickets. Order here.

New non-fiction piece by King

Posted: July 7, 2011, 10:20
There is a non-fiction piece by King in the NY Times Book Review section called Josh Ritter’s Novel of Appalachia. You can also read it here.

Thanks to Mike Coty

Looking for rare King items?

Posted: July 7, 2011, 10:17
Back in April The Overlook Connection announced that they are helping Rocky Wood sell his personal Stephen King Collection. Rocky contacted them for help to sell his extensive collection of Stephen King books and items. Many of these are very rare proofs, UK / Australian only releases and there is only one of each item available. So, if you're looking for rare King items, this is where you should look. And besides getting a rare item you will also help Rocky get the founds he needs.

Haven press kit

Posted: July 5, 2011, 23:39
Here is a photo of the press kit SyFy sent out. It has the first episode of Haven as well as the first episodes of Eureka and Warehouse 13. An extra bonus with this one is that the episode of Haven is a rough cut, with temp audio, graphics and effects. Why is this good you might ask? Well, because it gives me a chance to see how the episode is done and that is stuff that I really enjoy seeing. That's why.

Press release for Haven

Posted: July 5, 2011, 13:22
Here is a press release for season 2 of Haven. It's sent out by Showcase that starts the season on July 18 and that is why the premier date below is July 18 instead of July 15 when SyFy starts season 2. Oh, and the press release has some small spoilers so read at your own risk...

Read the complete text

Haven cast photos

Posted: July 4, 2011, 08:07
The first batch of cast photos for season 2 of Haven is now out. No photo of Edge though but both Jason Priestley and Vinessa Antoine can be seen on some of them.

Check them out here.

King to France in 2013

Posted: July 4, 2011, 08:05
According to King's french publisher he will NOT be going to France in 2012. The plan is now to do it in 2013 instead to give him more time for Ghosts Brothers.

Thanks to Herbert West

Haven ep. titles

Posted: June 30, 2011, 11:58
Here are the titles of the first three episodes of season 2 of Haven:

1: A Tale of Two Audreys
2: Fear and Loathing
3: Love Machine

Willa teaser

Posted: June 30, 2011, 11:48
Here is a first teaser for the upcoming movie version of Willa.

King and son walking with the dead?

Posted: June 26, 2011, 23:30
Frank Darabont recently talked about the possibility of King and his son Joe writing an episode of The Walking Dead. Here is a report from Screenrant.

As for the rumor that horror maestro Stephen King would be penning an episode for season 2. Darabont’s response was a somewhat flaccid confirmation – saying King definitely wanted to do it, but it required the presence of his son (and acclaimed author in his own right) Joe Hill – and that their schedules had yet to line-up for the work to progress.

Darabont stated:

“I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s just a matter of… They want to do it together. I’m proud to say that they’re both addicted fans of the show. In fact, Steve started harassing me by email, because I sent him the first one as soon as we had a lab pressing a disc. Like a decent Blu-ray. Then he started harassing me for the next one. Because Joe would drive up from wherever he lives, because he lives an hour away, and they’d sit and watch it together.”

“We’ve literally just been waiting for their schedules, given that they’re pretty in-demand guys. Both of them. We’ve just been waiting for their schedules to mesh. For them to both be free at the same time. That’s the only thing that’s stopping it from happening. It’ll happen eventually, I’m sure.”

Interview with Rocky Wood

Posted: June 26, 2011, 23:28
Here is an interivew with Rocky Wood (about 20 min into the show) author of numerous books about King. Check it out!

Pierce Brosnan as Mike Noonan?

Posted: June 25, 2011, 23:42
Bloody Disgusting had this update on Bag of Bones today. Nothing has been confirmed yet though...

Starting pre-production almost a month ago, the Bag Of Bones mini-series finally has a name attached to it besides for director Mick Garris. Although final negotiations are still underway, it looks like Pierce Brosnan is all but set to star as Mike Noonan in the Stephen King adaptation.

Principal photography was supposed to start on July 6 in Nova Scotia, but since no one else has signed on yet (that we know of), don't be surprised if the date is pushed back a few days unless they really ramp things up.

Thanks to Al Mattice

Dark Tower or not...

Posted: June 25, 2011, 23:39
A lot of rumors and speculations are going around right now about The Dark Tower and whether or not Ron Howard will direct it. People at Universal claims it’s still on but the fact that Ron Howard has signed on to do the biopic about formula one racer Nicky Lauda and also an adaptation of the “Spy vs. Spy” comic strip (if rumors are correct) will make it hard for him to get the time to do The Dark Tower. Howard also said recently that Javier Bardem formally hasn’t sign on to do the role of Roland yet (“Nobody is pay or play but he has said he wants to do it. We’ve spent a lot of time together. He’s fascinated by the character and has great instincts for Roland. I’m hoping when we go, he’s available and will join us.”) which is yet another bad sign for the movie.

However, Universal has to green light the film by next month or the rights revert to Imagine, Akiva Goldsman and King.

King on Ghost Brothers

Posted: June 21, 2011, 22:59
Here is an interview with King from when The Alliance Theatre had their "Taste of the Season" that took place on May 24th.

For more info, head over to The Alliance Theatre.

Haven promo

Posted: June 21, 2011, 14:53
Here is a promo for Haven and it definitely makes you think of IT.

UK cover for Full Dark

Posted: June 21, 2011, 13:00
Here is the UK cover for the paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars. Very nice if you ask me.

New King story in Sept.

Posted: June 21, 2011, 00:25
Stephen Jones has an all-original anthology released September 29th called A Book of Horrors and the first story is an all new Stephen King story called The Little Green God of Agony. Read more over at Stephen Jones website.

Thanks to Paul Campbell

Next Children of the Corn movie on the way

Posted: June 17, 2011, 00:05
Children of the Corn – Genesis is being released on DVD and blu-ray in the US on August 30. The film was released in a drive-in earlier this year, with the latest Hellraiser movie but after that it’s been quiet about it but not its about to be released...if anyone is interested in seeing it.

Thanks to Jérémy Guérineau

Bram Stroker Live

Posted: June 16, 2011, 13:13
This year's Bram Stoker Awards will be live-streamed on Saturday, June 18th beginning at 9:30 PM EST at

King has been nominated in the category for Superior Achievement in Fiction Collection for Full Dark, No Stars.

Joe Hill (King's son) has been nominated in the category for Superior Achievement in a Novel for his book Horns and is also one of the presenters.

For more information about the Stoker Awards, visit their site.

Thanks to Rocky Wood and Jérémy Guérineau

The Wind Through the Keyhole in the UK

Posted: June 14, 2011, 12:59
Hodder & Stoughton announced today that they have bought The Wind Through the Keyhole for a release next spring. Here is the ful press release:

Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition, from Chuck Verill at Darhansoff & Verrill
in New York, of THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE by Stephen King, a further title in the Dark Tower series, to be published worldwide in hardcover in the spring of 2012.

This novel will join the seven volumes, already published, that make up the series. As King's UK editor, Philippa Pride, puts it, 'For those of us who are hooked on the bestselling fantasy/adventure series already, it is a wonderful reunion! For readers who have yet to embark, it is a delightful way into the series as the novel stands perfectly alone - a story within a story - and features both the older Roland and the younger.'

Why did the author return to a series completed eight years ago? King had 'started thinking - and dreaming - about Mid-World again. What happened to Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Oy ...? There was a storm, I decided. One of sudden and vicious intensity. And little by little, a story began to take shape. I saw a line of riders, one of them Roland's old mate, Jamie DeCurry, emerging from clouds of alkali dust thrown by a high wind. I saw a severed head on a fencepost. I saw a swamp full of dangers and terrors. I saw just enough to want to see the rest.'

Verrill comments 'the book is fabulous, and should be wholly satisfying to both Dark Tower cognoscenti and newcomers who are bound to be drawn in.'

Hodder will relaunch rejacketted paperbacks of the entire series alongside, as part of their major King reissue programme.

King in Europe?

Posted: June 10, 2011, 08:28
On the question if King will be going to the UK in 2011 or 2012 the moderator of King's official board had this following interesting answer:

Too early to say, Ally, but with the proposed tour in France, possibly Germany and one or two other countries, I suspect it won't happen in 2012 either.

I don't know about you but I'm curious to what the unnamed one or two possible countries are...

Live countdown

Posted: June 9, 2011, 12:51
Got a note about this today and I must say I'm intrigued.

If my calculations is correct the clock will reach cero on October 1st and since that is way to early for both the new book Wind Through the Keyhole and the movie I guess it's the launch for a Dark Tower site (for both book, movie and comic) that will launch when we reach cero. What do the rest of you think? Comment on facebook or twitter.

Thanks to Rick Sauer

More guests in Haven

Posted: June 9, 2011, 12:51
Cristian de la Fuente has booked a guest spot on Syfy's Haven.
De la Fuente, who has appeared in USA's In Plain SIght, will play Cornell, a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who is hiding a double life.

He joins other recently announced guest stars, including WWE's Edge, Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica) and Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz).

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Hailee Steinfeld as Carrie?

Posted: June 3, 2011, 00:23
Rumors say that Hailee Steinfeld is the ‘top candidate’ to star in a rebooted adaptation of Stephen King‘s early novel Carrie.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Craig Wasson to narrate 11/22/63

Posted: June 1, 2011, 23:05
Simon & Schuster Audio has announced that Craig Wasson (Full Dark , No Stars and Blockade Billy) will narrate the audiobook edition of 11/22/63.

Excerpt from 11/22/63

Posted: June 1, 2011, 22:51
Scribner has published a short excerpt from King's upcoming book 11/22/63. Check it out here.

Thanks to Sebastiaan Rutten

Carrie back on stage

Posted: June 1, 2011, 22:47
It looks like Carrie will get a new chance on the stage. Here is a report from my favorit blogg:

It seems Stephen King musicals are on the prowl! Ghost Brothers is on the lose, and wouldn't ya know it. . . someone has decided that Carrie should be resurrected -- again. This time the musical!

Read more over at Talk Stephen King and here.

Bag of Bones starts shooting July 6

Posted: May 31, 2011, 10:49
This news hit today from out of nowhere. Apparently Bag of Bones start shooting on July 6th. Here is what Dread Central had to report:

According to Sea and Be Scene, a mini-series based on Stephen King’s award-winning novel Bag of Bones will begin shooting in Nova Scotia July 6th, 2011, continuing through to August 31st, 2011.

The 'haunted vacation house' novel will be directed by Mick Garris, the writer/director on three previous Stephen King TV films including The Shining, The Stand and Desperation. Pre-poduction started today in the province.