King's summer reading

Posted: May 31, 2011, 10:48
Check out the Summer 2011 issue of Entertainment Weekly (June 3rd issue) for King's My Summer Reading List, Best of Summer 2011.

Photos from Alliance Theater

Posted: May 27, 2011, 08:38
Here are some photos from King's press conference at the Alliance Theater earlier this week. They are taken by Ken Marszalkowski who won the tickets in the contest that was held here at Lilja's Library. King answered questions and was interviewed.

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Mellencamp about Ghost Brothers CD

Posted: May 25, 2011, 23:34
Here is a short interview with John Mellencamp from May 3 where he talks about the CD version of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

Q&A with King

Posted: May 25, 2011, 23:34
Here is a Q&A with King about The Ghost Brothers from Darkland County.

Ghost Brothers ready for the stage

Posted: May 25, 2011, 15:11
Here is a first repport about King's apperance at The Alliance Theatre's "Taste of the Season". More to come...

Horror writer Stephen King says his first play, "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," featuring haunting melodies by rocker John Mellencamp, is finally ready for the stage.

The musical, based on a legend about the deaths of two brothers and a girl at a rural cabin, was originally scheduled to debut at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre two years ago, but was postponed.

King says Mellencamp and the play's director weren't getting along. The new director is Susan Booth.

King says Mellencamp wanted it set in the South because he admires Tennessee Williams. King says that worked for him because he'd been reading William Faulkner novels.

He says the play, which opens next April, was designed for a small stage, small cast and small technical requirements, "sort of the anti-Spiderman."

Wanna visit Darkland County?

Posted: May 25, 2011, 11:15
Alliance Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The list of what they are looking for also gives us a look at the different characters in the play:

Music and Lyrics by John Mellencamp; Book by Stephen King
First Rehearsal: 2/28/12. Runs: 4/11/12 - 5/13/12

Joe McCandless:
50ish. Broad-shouldered. Strong. Father to Frank and Drake

Monique McCandless:
Joe’s wife, Frank and Drake’s mom. Former beauty queen. Looks good for age.

Frank McCandless:
22, a writer. Intelligent.

Drake McCandless:
24, guitar player. Handsome.

Anna Wicklow:
22, Southern with a wild, mean streak

The Shape:
A Ghost. Cynical and devious

Dan Coker:
60. Black Man. A Ghost

Young Joe:
Joe as a boy. A Ghost

21. A Ghost. Young Joe’s uncle

18. A Ghost. Andy’s brother (Young Joe’s brother)

19. A Ghost. Beautiful. Resembles Anna

For more info, visit

Howard comments on The Dark Tower

Posted: May 25, 2011, 08:31
Entertainment Weekly was supposed to talk to Ron Howard about his upcoming photo contest but ended up asking about The Dark Tower.

“We had to pull back to our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but Dark Tower is moving forward,” Howard said. “We’re thinking of starting in early spring now. I can’t really say who’ll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest. We’ll know by the end of the summer, when our flashing green light goes solid.” The project would start with a feature film, followed by six hours of TV content, starring the same actors as in the movie. “There are elements of the Dark Tower saga that are more personal and can be best dealt with on television,” Howard continued. “TV allows you to roll out details of the characters in a more methodical way.”

Thanks to David Squyres

Fox as Carrie?

Posted: May 25, 2011, 08:29
Looks like there is some interest in the remake of Carrie after all. Dread Central had the following report:

According to MovieWeb a source close to the one-dimensional acting goddess that is Megan Fox claims that she is more than a little interested in playing the role.

"Megan is a huge fan of the original and would love the chance to play the lead. She's 25 now, but she's sure she could still do justice to teenage Carrie. She's told her people to make it happen."

It: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition

Posted: May 23, 2011, 17:43
Cemetery Dance has just announced that they are releasing King's IT in a "25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition". This will be a huge book (7 inches X 10 inches) and illustrated by Glen Orbik (full-color wrap-around color artwork) and Alan M. Clark and Erin Wells (nearly thirty original color and black & white interior illustrations).

The special features exclusive to this Collector's Edition are:
- brand new afterword by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
- deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
- epic wrap-around full color cover artwork by Glen Orbik
- nearly thirty pieces of color and black & white interior artwork by Alan M. Clark and Erin Wells
- interior color artwork will be printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
- high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all three editions
- full-color signature sheets with exclusive color artwork in the signed editions
- a page count so high it pushes the limits of our printer — easily our largest book ever!
- extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the last 25 years — and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!

Here are the covers for the gift, limited and lettered editions.

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Here are more info about each edition:
- Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 2,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and embossed endpapers.

- Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition of only 750 illustrated copies printed in two colors and bound in leather with two color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and different embossed endpapers, signed by Stephen King and all of the artists.

- Oversized Signed Hardcover Lettered Edition of only 52 illustrated copies printed in two colors and bound in two different fine materials with gilded page edges, imported endpapers, a satin ribbon page marker, and protected in a custom deluxe box, signed by Stephen King and all of the artists.

Read more here.

Those of you who are going to Darkland County is...

Posted: May 23, 2011, 14:01
The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County contest is over and here are the correct answers:

Question 1: Who has King collaborated with on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County?
Answer 1: John Mellencamp

Question 2: When is the world premier of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County?
Answer 2: April 4, 2012

Question 3: Who has directed Ghost Brothers of Darkland County?
Answer 3: Susan V. Booth

The winner of two tickets to the "Taste of the Season" show are: Ken Marszalkowski.

And the lucky winner of two tickets to the "Taste of the Season" show and the VIP tickets that also allows them to be at the press conference that will follow are: Bill Smith.

My thoughts on Under the Weather

Posted: May 23, 2011, 12:22
Here are my thoughts about the short story B>Under the Weather that's included in the paperback edition of Fll Dark, No Stars

Under the Dome on it's way?

Posted: May 21, 2011, 23:56
According to Variety "The River" writer Michael Green is at work adapting the Stephen King tome Under the Dome in preparation for DreamWorks TV to shop to broadcast and cable buyers in a few months.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

King comments on the remake of Carrie

Posted: May 20, 2011, 20:48
King has commented on the remake of Carrie and he is very clear as to who he wants to see as Carrie... The following is from Talk Stephen King:

EW has a great quote from King about news of the Carrie remake. Like all of us, I think he's left scratching his head as to why such a project is necessary. In fact, he says the movie was better than the book!

King says, “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing."

And then there's this wonderful gem: "Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast.”

Eric Balfour on Haven

Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:18
Here are some info about season 2 of Haven:

Eric Balfour—who plays Duke Crocker on the Syfy series inspired by Stephen King’s THE COLORADO KID—recently spoke a little about HAVEN’s sophomore year.

Balfour talked with Collider about HAVEN, whose second season starts airing on Syfy July 15. “One of the most fun things that people are going to get to see in season two with Duke is the emergence of a love interest, in several different amalgamations,” Balfour reveals “I’m excited about that, and getting to see Duke not quite as confident as always. There’s a character who comes in this season that really pushes Duke’s buttons, and that’s not something you got to see a lot of last year.

“Mostly, what we’re excited about is just improving on what we did last year. We learned a lot from season one. It’s always a balance between what the network and the studio requires, and what we want to do creatively, and everyone has very valid points for what they need, but every season that you do something, you learn a little more about it. Although each season is unique and there’s always a different dynamic to the crew, the writing room and the actors, you still learn a lot from what you’ve already done. You learn what works and what doesn’t, and you can carry that into the next season.

“That’s the thing I’m hopeful for, for this season, but you never know. I’m only an actor on this show, so there’s only so much influence I can have. I try to offer my advice or insight, if they’re open to it, but at the end of the day, you can only say so much. I’m just hopeful that the second season improves on what we did in the first season, but you never really know until it’s all said and done, and on the screen. I really do love the character. I love the way that the writers write him, and the freedom that they give me to bring myself to the character. He’s a ton of fun to play.”

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Third time's the charm?

Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:13
MGM and Screen Gems just announced that they’re going to team up and remake Stephen King‘s Carrie. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who also writes the script for Marvel's The Stand comic will pen the new script based on King’s first published work.

Read the full news here.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Great news about the Ghost Brothers

Posted: May 19, 2011, 20:58
Here is some great news about Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and its world premiere that will take place at the Alliance Theatre on April 4, 2012. The show will run from April 4 - May 13, 2012.

On Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 the Alliance Theatre will have a "Taste of the Season". This is a free, by-invitation-only opportunity for season ticket holders and select VIPs to get a glimpse of the upcoming season's shows. King is scheduled to appear during the first evening and the press junket with other writers, directors and actors that will take place after the show.

Living in Sweden I won't be able to attend but be sure to check back as I will tell you all about it... You can also check out the Alliance Theatre site for more about this.

Thanks to Nigel Williams for the heads up

King on Forbes top 100

Posted: May 19, 2011, 15:28
King lands place #79 of Forbes 2011 Celebrity 100 list.

Here is his ranking:

#79 Celebrity 100
#64 in Money
#81 in TV/Radio
#67 in Press
#44 in Social
#58 in Web

Check out the full list here.

The birth of a cover...

Posted: May 18, 2011, 08:35
This is something you need to check out. Cemetery Dance has put the history of how the cover to their edition of Full Dark, No Stars was created on their site along with pictures of many early cover versions. I once did a smaller version of this about the cover for Under the Dome (see that here) and CD's report is very interesting and definitely something you don't want to miss! Check it out here.

Shooting The Dark Tower pushed to 2012?

Posted: May 18, 2011, 08:33
Reports says that shooting of The Dark Tower has now been pushed forward to February 2012 but that we might know if it'll happen or not by July...

After reports about The Dark Tower going into turn around at Universal, suddenly rumors abound that the epic Stephen King adaptation is now slated for a Ron Howard-directed February 2012 start date.

However, the project must get the green light by July or the rights will go back to the author and filmmakers.

Read more here.

Dark Tower update

Posted: May 15, 2011, 01:12
A somewhat sad update on The Dark Tower:

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal has dropped plans to start shooting the fall, as Goldsman is rewriting the script to reflect a lower budget. It hasn't been revealed how much lower the budget will be, or how that will affect the script, but it's still going to be a trilogy of movies and two TV series. Ron Howard is also still signed to direct the movie and the first episode of the TV show, with Brian Grazer producing and Goldsman writing all three movies.

The big question is whether this will affect the involvement of Javier Bardem, who signed on to play lead gunslinger Roland for at least the first movie and TV series back in April.

Read more here.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Robert Kirkman talks King

Posted: May 10, 2011, 11:39
Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic version of The Walking Dead talks about King's involvment.

Robert Kirkman has offered an update on Stephen King's potential contribution to The Walking Dead television series.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of the original Image Comics title discussed the rumours of the legendary horror writer penning an episode of the show.

"That's been discussed a little bit," he said. "Everyone involved on both sides of that are very anxious to make that happen; AMC is excited; [Creator/executive producer/director] Frank Darabont is excited; I'm excited. I know Stephen King and [his son and fellow writer] Joe Hill are excited. We'll see if we can make that come together. I can neither confirm nor deny."

He once again dismissed rumours of scriptwriters being fired from the show.

"We have a full writing staff; there are three full-time staff writers and a freelancer: Evan Reilly (Rescue Me), Scott Gimple (FlashForward) and Angela Kang (Terriers) and one freelancer," he said.

"Darabont and [new executive producer] Glen Mazzara and myself are all working on the show. All that reporting about the writers being fired and going freelance, that was all something that never really happened."

King revealed earlier in the year that he had been involved in discussions with the makers of the Walking Dead television adaptation.

Grant announces The Wind Through the Keyhole

Posted: May 9, 2011, 18:06
Here are more info about The Wind Through the Keyhole, straight from Donald M. Grant:


Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. will, in Spring of 2012, be publishing limited editions of this new Dark Tower novel by Stephen King which will be illustrated by Jae Lee.

We are not taking orders at this time, do not have prices and have not set a release date. Please do not call or email us asking for more information than is in this newsletter. Updates will be announced in future issues of this newsletter. We also advise you to sign up for Stephen King’s newsletter at

Stephen King has agreed to sign 800 copies of a Deluxe Edition which will be issued in a tray case. These will also be signed by Jae Lee. In keeping with our policies of supporting long time customers, owners of Deluxe Edition copies of THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA numbered 1-800 will have the first option to buy this Deluxe Edition.

In addition there will be a limited “Artist” Edition which will be signed by Jae Lee and will be issued in a slipcase.

When more information is available we will let you know through this newsletter and we will also post it at:

Artist for The Wind Through the Keyhole set

Posted: May 9, 2011, 18:05
The artist that will illustrate The Wind Through the Keyhole has been announced. Here is what the moderator of King's official board said:

Jae Lee has signed on to illustrate Stephen's next Dark Tower book, The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will be published as a limited edition by Donald M. Grant Publisher. Orders are not yet being taken and a final release date has not been established. For more details about this upcoming limited edition, please visit Donald M. Grant Publisher.

Thanks to John Hanic

Under the Weather

Posted: May 9, 2011, 17:43
Today I got a copy of the paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars with Under the Weather. The new story is last and is 16 pages long (page 371-386). Look for a review soon...

More news on The Dark Tower

Posted: May 9, 2011, 08:40
HollyWood Reporpter has an update on the status of The Dark Tower. And it it's correct it's not good. This line made me worried...

A final decision is said to be expected soon on whether to move forward, seek additional financing partners or cancel the project entirely. But cast and crew have been told to stop prepping the project.

Here is the rest of the article:

Imagine Denies 'Dark Tower' Trilogy in Turnaround As Questions MountMay

The ambitious plan by Universal, Imagine Entertainment and NBC to turn Stephen King’s The Dark Tower opus into a film trilogy with a television supplement has hit a major snag.

Read the complete text

King in Man with a Pan

Posted: May 6, 2011, 16:27
My favorit blog about King, Talk Stephen King reported something interesting today. Apparently King has been contributing to a book called Man with a Pan.

For the past two or three years (it's been so long that I lost track), I've been working on "Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers who Cook for their Families." The book is a recipe and essay collection featuring contributions from the likes of Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, Mark Kurlansky, Stephen King, and Jim Harrison, as well as interviews with a fireman, a high-school guidance counselor, an economist, a bond trader, a carpenter, and other working dads who tend the stove. It has cartoons, too.

Head over to Talk Stephen King for more info.

The Dark Tower to high for Universal?

Posted: May 6, 2011, 12:41
Dread Central reports that Universal might have taken on to much when they agreed to do The Dark Tower. Here is what they say:

The challenge of bringing Stephen King's epic tale of gunslinger Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower is nothing short of a monumental task. Herculean even. With movies and TV shows promised, Universal is feeling some of the heat.

As per Variety:

Universal's unprecedented "Dark Tower" movie trilogy and interlocking TV series, seen as a hugely ambitious project from the start, may wind up being too big for the studio's appetite.

Sources tell Variety that in the last couple of days, the project, based on Stephen King's sweeping seven-book-and-counting series, has run into budgetary complications that have caused Universal execs to rethink their original plans. Insiders expect U brass to meet in coming days to decide whether to put the project into turnaround, whereby producer Imagine Entertainment could shop it to other studios, either to partner with Universal or take over entirely.

To be clear: Sources tell Variety that right now, Universal is moving ahead and is anxious to get the project up and going. The studio had no comment.

Ron Howard unveiled plans in September to adapt The Dark Tower for three films, the first of which he plans to direct, bridged by a pair of TV series. Universal soon came on as a distributor, given Imagine's production deal with the studio; NBC (or an affiliated cable net) was expected carry the TV component.

Javier Bardem's (pictured right) deal to play the lead role of Roland Deschain is nearly closed, while Howard is still eyeing thesps for other roles. Howard and Brian Grazer are producing through Imagine, while Akiva Goldsman is set to write the script.

WWE superstar Edge goes to Haven

Posted: May 6, 2011, 12:36
Syfy and Entertainment One (eOne) announced that WWE Superstar Edge will join the cast of Haven in the guest-starring role of "Dwight Hendrickson." A shrewd, longtime Haven resident, Dwight served as a confidant to Nathan's (Lucas Bryant) late father and assisted the former sheriff in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps. Now as acting Sheriff of Haven, Nathan finds himself reaching out to Dwight just as his father did before him.

Length of Under the Weather

Posted: May 3, 2011, 13:26
Under the Weather is approximately 6,000 words, 23 manuscript pages and 16 pages in the final paperback.

King in Screem

Posted: May 2, 2011, 08:33
Issue #22 of Screem is now available and there is a lot of King stuff in it.

SCREEM #22 is now available! Our all vampire issue features an exclusive interview with Stephen King, an essay on Salem's Lot by author Bev Vincent (The Illustrated Stephen King companion); A look back at Innocent Blood with director John Landis; "Black, White, and Red All over: Lugosi's Dracula celebrates its 80th Anniversary" by Scott Essman; The films of Jean Rollin; Tom Weaver speaks with Return of Dracula star Nora Eberhardt; An interview with author Dacre Stoker (Dracula Un-Dead); a retrospective on Hammer studio's classic horror films Vampire Circus and Twins of Evil, and much more in the Spring edition of Screem magazine!

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King's letter

Posted: May 2, 2011, 08:29
Here is a letter from a 14 year old King to Spacemen Magazine, asking them to publish his story The Killer.

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Thansk to Anders Jakobson and Al Mattice

Under the Weather: New King story

Posted: April 28, 2011, 13:36
If you look close on the paperback cover for Full Dark, No Stars you will notice this "Includes the new story Under the Weather". I contacted the UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton and they confirmed that this story will be in the UK paperback edition as well and that it is a new short story and not just an excerpt from the upcoming 11/22/63.

Thanks to DanishGuy

Upcoming books

Posted: April 28, 2011, 13:20
There are some book by and about King on the way and if you want to support Lilja's Library you can use these links to order them:

US editions:
Stephen King's N. (April 27, 2012)
Illustrated Masques: Masques Stories in Graphic Format (May 15, 2012)
Full Dark, No Stars (paperback) (May 24, 2011)
Stephen King: A Literary Companion (May 27, 2012)
Orbit: Stephen King (June 7, 2012)
Stephen King's Gothic (August 15, 2012)
11/22/63 (November 8, 2011)
11/22/63 (audio) (November 8, 2012)
The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to The Mist (January 3, 2012)
Reading Stephen King (January 28, 2012)

UK editions:
Orbit: Stephen King (June 7, 2011)
Full Dark, No Stars (paperback) (July 7, 2012)
11/22/63 (November 8h, 2011)
The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to the Mist (December 20, 2011)

Javier Bardem IS Roland!

Posted: April 26, 2011, 13:48
Javier Bardem has signed on to play Roland:

Bardem nails 'Tower' saga

Javier Bardem has officially signed an epic deal to star in the movie and TV adaptations of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" book series. The Oscar-winning actor will play Roland Deschain in the eagerly awaited Ron Howard and Brian Grazer adaptation of King's beloved seven-novel saga. It's a momentous deal because each of the three movies in the series is to be followed by a TV miniseries. A well-placed source confirmed to Page Six, "Bardem has signed on to the first movie and the miniseries, but the intention is that he will star in all three movies and each of the TV series. It's an enormous deal for any actor, but Bardem was always the first choice." The story follows "Gunslinger" Deschain as he travels through an Old West-like landscape in search of the mythical Dark Tower to save civilization. The first movie is expected to go into production in September with Howard directing.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Teaser for Haven

Posted: April 26, 2011, 12:02
Here is a teaser for season 2 of Haven.

US cover for 11/22/63 revealed

Posted: April 20, 2011, 23:35
Here is the US cover for 11/22/63. A very nice cover if you ask me...

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Thanks to David Squyres and John Hanic

A Literary Companion is now shipping

Posted: April 20, 2011, 07:57
Rocky Wood's book Stephen King: A Literary Companion is now shipping. You can get your copy here.

"This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings."

King and American Vampire

Posted: April 19, 2011, 08:48
Many of you have asked if I know if King will be back with American Vampire and here's the best answer we can get at the moment. It's from an interview with Scott Snyder at AICN.

[Interviewer: O]ne more thing about AMERICAN VAMPIRE. I was wondering if there were any word on Stephen King ever coming back and doing some more stuff?

SS: He teases it. He’s doing a little piece, a foreword, for us in prose for the volume two which is out in May, which we are really excited about which collects issues six through eleven. But he always has an open door man. I talk to him a lot. We send him every issue and he’s always chiming in about where he’d like to be, so my hope is we are really, really thrilled about what we have planned for the fifties. I have a big, big twist and a new character I want to bring in that is sort of our version of a Punisher. He’s a character who has actually been tucked into the series earlier in a hidden way and my feeling is that if he comes back at any point, it will probably be there. I think that he can’t really resist hot rods and vampires.

Thanks to willowlove

Season 2 of Haven in 3 months

Posted: April 17, 2011, 23:53
Season 2 of Havem will premier on July 15 on SyFy.


Friday, July 15 @ 10pm (ET/PT) -- Last season, when FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) arrived in the town of Haven, Maine on a routine case, her knack for unraveling mysteries proved an asset when she discovered that the seemingly sleepy town was, in fact, a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Now, in Season Two, Audrey must not only stay on top of Haven's many afflictions -which continue to be revealed in every episode - but also solve her most challenging case yet: the secret of her own lost past and its ties to Haven.

With the help of Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own trouble, and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven's troubles, Audrey digs deeper into uncovering her identity. Guest stars Jason Priestley (who will also direct an episode) and Vinessa Antoine join the cast for season two, which is currently in production on 13 episodes in Nova Scotia.

News over the weekend

Posted: April 17, 2011, 23:23
Here are some articles in connection to King that poped up during hte weekend.

King is writing a new introduction to William Golding's seminal novel Lord of the Flies as part of celebrations later this summer to mark 100 years since Golding's birth. Read all about it here.

Bloody Disgusting's Chris Eggertsen takes a look back at a few of the most notorious high and low points in King's storied Hollywood career, tracing a path from the early success of Carrie through to the present day. Check it out here.

And here is his top 10 of King's movies. Interesting reading even though I don't agree with his #1.

Thanks to Louis Sytsma and Al Mattice

Mark Verheiden joins the Tower

Posted: April 13, 2011, 13:20
Here are some news about The Dark Tower movies:

There’s some good news pertaining to the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. It was announced today that Mark Verheiden has been signed on to co-write the NBC TV series alongside Akiva Goldsman.

Stephen King’s series of novels is set to be adapted on both the big and small screens. The TV show will fit between the first and second movie in the trilogy that’s set to play out in theaters.

According to Deadline, Mark Verheiden is set to co-write and executive produce the series. Verheiden’s TV credits include Heroes, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, and the upcoming TNT drama Falling Skies. Needless to say, he’s no stranger to sci-fi/fantasy… unless you’re a stranger to sci-fi/fantasy, in which case, I suppose it does need to be said. Regardless, with a background that includes some very popular TV series (and also the film Timecop!), and Ron Howard’s direction, I’m thinking the Dark Tower project is in good hands.

Thanks to Ari

New interview with King

Posted: April 12, 2011, 23:08
Here is an interview with King from The Atlantic in wich he talks about how the story Herman Wouk Is Still Alive came into being, about his creative process, about the state of short fiction today, and about the relative merits of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest as background music to write to.

Thank to Ari

Herman Wouk is now online

Posted: April 12, 2011, 15:43
Now you can read Herman Wouk Is Still Alive online over at The Atlantic. Check it out here.

Herman Wouk is out!

Posted: April 12, 2011, 10:37
The Overlook Connection reports that they now have copies of The Atlantic in store. It's the issue that has King's new story Herman Wouk is Still Alive.

It was reported that it would also be available online but as far as I know that hasn't happened yet.

Photos from Haven

Posted: April 12, 2011, 10:32
Here is a photo from the shooting of season 2 of Haven. These where posted by Emily Rose on her Twitter account.

Bardem closing in on the Tower

Posted: April 11, 2011, 10:42
Looks like Javier Bardem is close to sealing his deal with Universal Pictures to play Roland in The Dark Tower. Several reports has stated that it's just a matter of time before the papers are signed. If this happens it would also open up for further casting to move along. Stay tuned for more news...

Thanks to Hans Wilhelm von Wirth and Louis Sytsma