Posts tagged with stephen-king

Apr 11 2018

King extravaganza

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io9 recently posted a Stephen King-inspired poster by artist Jordan Monsell. The image, titled “King Country”, apparently contains "over 170 different King characters, references, and more". (I only recognize about seven, but...

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Feb 6 2018

The wonderful world of Stephen King

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I keep seeing commercials for Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu miniseries that appears to mash together loads of Stephen King stories into a single world. The show will feature a bunch of actors who have appeared in movie adaptations of King's books, from Sissy Spacek to Bill Skarsgård, although...

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Jan 23 2018

Painful

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Ouch: a bookstore in Bangor, Maine, suffered a massive loss recently when a water main burst near the building, seeping into the basement and destroying a number of rare books. The damage included dozens of first- and limited-edition Stephen King books, as well as...

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Oct 12 2017

The Tell-Tale Heart (plus corn)

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Here's the trailer for (yet another) Stephen King movie adaptation, in case you were longing for more. The movie is based on King's novella 1922, and is currently available to stream on Netflix. I haven't read the short story, but...

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Aug 3 2017

Makes sense

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If you have mixed feelings about the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, there seems to be a TV series in the works, too. It's unclear if version will have much (if anything) in common with the movie, but TV certainly seems like a more logical medium...

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Jun 15 2017

The thinnest of skin

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Aww: Donald Trump has blocked Stephen King on Twitter! Luckily(?) for King, J.K. Rowling has offered to DM him the tweets (until Trump gets around to blocking her, too)...

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May 3 2017

Just one!

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The trailer is out for the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The trailer looks cool (well... Idris Elba looks cool, anyway), but would it kill them to put a couple of girl characters in it? There are a few women hanging around in the background in poses that suggest...

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Apr 11 2017

Angry fog

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The trailer is out for SpikeTV's upcoming TV series adaptation of Stephen King's 1980 novella The Mist. I didn't learn much from this trailer, apart from the suggestion that the mist might be the result of an angry Mother Nature(?)...

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Mar 31 2017

Maybe on DVD?

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The first trailer is out for the updated version of Stephen King's IT, and, surprise! it looks scary. I'm not sure how much of a difference modern special effects will make in this story, but I am hoping that the director and screenwriter have a really brilliant idea for coping with...

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Apr 26 2016

Isn't this already a Japanese movie?

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The trailer is out for The Cell, the movie adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King. I've never read it, but I treasure that dated cover and delightfully cheesy tagline. ("YOUR NUMBER IS UP!") Plus, I like John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, so...

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Mar 1 2016

In a nod to Blackadder, this is King's magnificent octopus.

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Entertainment Weekly informs me that production has finally gotten rolling on a movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. According to the article, Idris Elba has been confirmed as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey will play the man in black. The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel...

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May 5 2015

Sleepless nights ahoy

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Variety recently posted an update on Cary Fukunaga's upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's It. The story will be split into two films (one featuring the characters as children; the other as adults), the scripts for both films are ready, and...

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Sep 23 2014

At the very least, the costumes will be great.

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According to Variety, Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for a nine-hour-long adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling time-travel novel 11/22/63. The miniseries will be produced by King and J.J. Abrams, and a premiere date has not been set...

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Jun 26 2014

Clearly, horror is selling well on Lifetime.

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I've never thought of Stephen King's work as being Lifetime material (except for maybe Dolores Claiborne), but The Hollywood Reporter informs me that the network is gearing up to adapt King's 2010 novella Big Driver (from the collection Full Dark, No Stars) into a made-for-TV movie. The story actually sounds totally Lifetime-friendly...

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Jun 10 2014

The Stand: original flavor

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Well, this should please Stephen King fans: according to the website BloodyDisgusting, the upcoming adaptation of King's The Stand will be R-rated and three hours long. That sounds like a lot to sit through

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May 8 2014

Like a Mr. Rogers sweater... but EVIL

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If you're a big Stephen King fan, start saving your pennies now: Mondo Tees has announced a product line based on the iconic (and hideous) carpeting featured in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining...

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Mar 28 2013

Room 237, in depth

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I had no idea people had devoted so much energy to analyzing Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, but apparently there's enough interest in picking apart the deeper significance of every shifted prop, altered costume, and misplaced window to justify making a whole documentary about it...

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Oct 17 2012

Carrie 2.0

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The trailer is out for the new version of Carrie, and thus far I'm not feelin' it. I think Chloe Moretz is a fine actress, but she's never struck me as being particularly vulnerable, and Sissy Spacek's seeming fragility went a long way toward making the character memorable...

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Mar 6 2012

Toning down a King classic

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NPR has a great article up about a recent revival of the musical version of Stephen King's Carrie. I had no idea there had ever been a Carrie musical, but apparently it was one of Broadway's biggest flops...

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Sep 27 2011

Will there be creepy wallpaper?

If you're a Stephen King fan, io9 recently posted this video of him reading a full chapter of his upcoming book Doctor Sleep, his upcoming sequel to The Shining:

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Aug 15 2011

And who knows what movie tickets might cost by the time they're finished?

HitFix reported last week that Warner Bros. has nearly finalized a deal that would have David Yates (the director of the last four Harry Potter movies) and Steve Kloves (the screenwriter for all b...

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Apr 4 2011

Nostalgia with a dollop of gore

A new musical from singer John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut next year at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is described as ...

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Dec 14 2009

Well played, Mr. (and Mrs.) King.

In a classy move, Stephen King and wife Tabitha have apparently donated $13,000 (well, $12,999--they worried about the unlucky "13") to allow 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard to tra...

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Sep 30 2009

Stephen King takes over the airwaves... again.

Yet another Stephen King book will be hitting the small screen--in this case, his novella The Colorado Kid is being turned into an hourlong TV series called Haven.According to Variety, "the projec...

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Jan 11 2006

Stephen King

We would not be the first to compare Stephen King with Charles Dickens. Both were staggeringly prolific, both frequently used an obnoxiously faux-avuncular tone to address their audience, and bot...

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