NEWS - IF IT BLEEDS
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Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Netflix, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy have teamed to option Mr. Harrigan’s Phone which John Lee Hancock will adapt and direct. Jason Blum, Murphy and Carla Hacken will produce.
Rat has been optioned to Ben Stiller, who intends to product, direct and star in the feature.
Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa has optioned The Life Of Chuck. At this point, Aronofsky is just aboard as producer.
If It Bleeds staring Holly might find it’s own movie but may also bleed into the future of The Outsider series.
If this happens it’s the first time since Full Dark, No Stars we have seen so many stories in a 4-story collection been filmed.
Steven Weber reads an excerpt from Rat from If it Bleeds
King said he would be signing books tomorrow (read today Thursday) that would then go out to smaller bookstores to help them survive the Corona crisis. No word on where those books would be sold though or how to get them. No word on that titles either but my guess is that it will be copies of If it Bleeds.
King is writing a crime novel about a hired assassin and he did talk about it as The Assassin but there is no confirmation that this will be the title. Could be something he just called it here or it could be a working title…or it could be the final title. I guess we’ll see once it’s published.
This seems to be the same book he mentioned in the NPR interview earlier this month when he spoke about having to change the fact that some characters went on a cruise. You can read about that here.
King said he was willing to collaborate with Grisham but Grisham said he had talked to Peter Straub about collaborating with King. Peter had said King works very fast and Grisham isn’t sure he could keep up. My feeling was that this was mostly a joke and there aren’t any serious plans on a collaboration.
King said they were 24 days from finishing principal filming on Lisey’s Story before they were shut down due to the Corona virus. The set is just sitting in a warehouse waiting of them to resume filming.
King also says he has no new book scheduled for release but he has a medium length novel that is done that might be released next year, maybe as a paperback original. It’s a suspense story with a supernatural twist.
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Today If it Bleeds is released and here are my thoughts about it.
Again, Steve has given us a collection of four very well written stories with well-developed characters that you root for. Some are old acquaintances, and some are new but they all have one thing in common. I like them.
I enjoy King’s shorter work as much as his longer, but it really felt it was time for a collection now. Thanks Steve!
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"I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story and my only response to that is, 'I'm sorry.' "
Here is the release dates we know for other countries:
US – April 21 -NEW-
UK – April 21 -NEW-
Poland – April 28
Italy – April 28
Australia - April 28
Spain - May 21
Sweden – June 5
The Netherlands – June 16
Germany – August 10
If it Bleeds is released April 28, order your copy here:
“People are saying to me ‘we’re living in a Stephen King world,' and all I can say is, boy, I wish we weren’t.” Author @StephenKing says about the coronavirus pandemic. “This is just been waiting to happen…The fact that nobody really seemed prepared still mystifies me,” he adds. pic.twitter.com/Ci4B4QtmPc— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) March 29, 2020
Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog – and on her own need to be more assertive – when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins IF IT BLEEDS, a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case – and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.
I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of If it Bleeds. 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]liljas-library.com) 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 The Institute Book page
Check out all If it Bleeds photos here.
Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!
Thanks to Herbert West
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds
The book will be released on May 5th, 2020 and a place holder cover have been released (this is not the final cover).
If It Bleeds
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds — each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.
The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.
King’s next book, If It Bleeds, is due out sometime in 2020. It’s a continuation of his ongoing Holly Gibney detective series. “I have to do a polish on that,” he says. “But it’s basically done.” He’s already jamming away on the one after that (though he’s not ready to divulge any details) and the sudden surge of interest in his work has been a great motivator to keep going. “I’m 71 years old,” he says, “and a lot of people my age are forgotten and I’ve had this late season burst of success. It’s very gratifying.”
I also hear that the king said that the story is about a news anchor / journalist who is also a kind of vampire feed on human suffering when he chases his stories.
As always when many people hear the same thing, they will perceive it differently and therefore the information is a little fuzzy. Hopefully we will soon have more accurate info.
Oh, and I also heard that the king said he was thinking of a sequel to Salem's Lot .
But he didn’t want to write it himself?
He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”