Stephen King

‘Gerald’s Game’ Taps Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood for Netflix’s Stephen King Adaptation

by Britt Hayes October 17, 2016 @ 1:47 PM
Gerald’s Game is, without a doubt, the most difficult Stephen King novel to adapt, which is why it’s taken a little while for the film version to get off the ground. But with Oculus director Mike Flanagan on board and two leads now secured, it looks like this thing might actually happen after all — and it’ll be interesting to see how Flanagan translates one of King’s most unnerving stories into a feature film.

Stephen King ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Series Replaces Anton Yelchin With ‘Penny Dreadful’ Star

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 13, 2016 @ 10:40 PM
Hodder and Stoughton / Showtime
Among the many, many heartbreaks to come with actor Anton Yelchin’s death, the Star Trek star had officially signed onto a series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes not a month before the accident. The AT&T series has now begun moving forward, setting a familiar Penny Dreadful star in the role Yelchin was to play.

‘Dark Tower’ TV Series Eyes 2018 Premiere, Idris Elba Appearance

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 21, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!

‘The Dark Tower’ Teaser Photo Opens the Door to Mid-World

by Britt Hayes August 19, 2016 @ 12:08 PM
Earlier this week it was revealed that the first footage from The Dark Tower will debut in October during Entertainment Weekly’s Popfest. Until then, Stephen King and the cast of the long-awaited adaptation have been releasing intriguing teaser photos on social media — like the latest image, which features young protagonist Jake Chambers and a quote that fans will immediately recognize.

‘It’ Producer Compares Stephen King Adaptation to ‘Stranger Things,’ Time Collapses in On Itself

by Britt Hayes August 12, 2016 @ 3:08 PM
Warner Bros.
Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers recently revealed that they once offered to direct the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, but Warner Bros. politely declined. Instead, they went off and made a Stephen King story of their own with their hit Netflix series. Perhaps returning the shout-out favor, one of the producers behind It is comparing the upcoming film to Stranger Things, thus creating a nostalgia paradox that will inevitably cause the internet to implode.

Stephen King Says Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Is Peak Stephen King

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 20, 2016 @ 9:42 AM
Those who powered through all eight hours of Netflix’s Stranger Things know the supernatural drama wears many influences on its sleeve, often out-and-out referencing famous Spielberg movies, or even legendary author Stephen King. King heartily seems to approve of the comparison, however, sharing his praise for Stranger Things online.

‘The Dark Tower’ Viral Marketing Reveals Hidden Secrets All Around You

by Britt Hayes July 19, 2016 @ 11:54 AM
EW / Sony
The Dark Tower won’t hit theaters until next February, but the viral marketing campaign for the long-awaited adaptation has officially kicked off ahead of Comic-Con 2016 (which starts this week; yes, really). Following this week’s huge batch of sneak peeks, Sony has released a downloadable app for The Sombra Group, which book readers will instantly recognize as the nefarious corporation used by sinister forces to keep a foothold in our world and aid them in their quest to destroy the titular tower.

More ‘Dark Tower’ Photos Take Jake to Mid-World, Plus Stephen King Reveals Hidden Book Connections

by Britt Hayes July 15, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
EW / Sony
Ready for even more new photos and details from The Dark Tower? Good, because we have plenty. In addition to yesterday’s sneak peeks and exciting intel on the long-awaited adaptation, we have a handful of new photos featuring Idris Elba’s Gunslinger and his young companion Jake Chambers, played by newcomer Tom Taylor. The pics also give us a good look at Mid-World, the world beyond our own where the titular tower stands and an epic journey awaits.

‘The Dark Tower’ Director Confirms a Majorly Exciting Story Change

by Britt Hayes July 14, 2016 @ 4:17 PM
Not long ago, Stephen King shared a teaser photo from The Dark Tower that hinted at a potentially huge game-changer for the long-developing film adaptation. The TL;DR version: It’s not an adaptation, necessarily, but a sequel. To explain exactly why that is would be to get into book spoiler territory, so I’ll save that for later in this post. For now, director Nikolaj Arcel has confirmed our suspicions about that photo and what it means for Roland’s quest in The Dark Tower.