Tommyknockers movie

UPDATE: After a bidding war erupted, Deadline reports it was Universal Pictures who landed the rights to The Tommyknockers, beating out both Netflix and Sony Pictures for the project. Our original story from March 29, 2018 follows below.

The Tommyknockers is the latest work to jump aboard the Stephen King adaptation train. Following the blockbuster success of It, adaptations of King’s work are in high demand. Now, The Conjuring director James Wan and It producer Roy Lee will team to bring King’s 1987 horror/sci-fi novel The Tommyknockers to the screen. More on The Tommyknockers movie below.

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pet sematary remake cast

Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Jason Clarke might be getting ready to raise the dead as word comes that he’s in talks to join the cast of the Pet Sematary remake. Clarke would play Dr. Louis Creed, who discovers a cursed ancient Indian burial ground bordering his property.

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It 2 casting

Here’s some exciting It 2 casting news for you: James McAvoy and Bill Hader are now in talks to join the horror sequel. In addition to that, Jessica Chastain, who was previously listed as in talks, is now officially on board. Long live the Losers’ Club.

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the talisman movie

Steven Spielberg snapped up the rights to Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s novel The Talisman before the book even hit shelves. Yet after 35 years, a film has failed to materialize. Now, Spielberg says he might finally be ready to bring The Talisman movie to the screen.

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The Stand adaptation

A new adaptation of Stephen King‘s massive post-apocalyptic novel The Stand has been brewing for years. The Fault in our Stars and The New Mutants director Josh Boone has been attached to direct the adaptation since 2014, but the project has been delayed. Now, an update has arrived: The Stand might end up as a 10-hour CBS All Access series. More on The Stand series below.

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the bone church

Everyone wants to get in on the Stephen King business, but what do you do when most King novels and stories have already been adapted or optioned? You turn to a Stephen King poem! Now, King’s poem The Bone Church will be developed as a TV series.

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Dark Tower TV series

The film adaptation may have been a dud, but the Dark Tower TV series is moving forward, and it’s found a home. Amazon has picked up the rights to the series, along with a slew of other titles, in their quest to beat Netflix with original streaming content.

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It sequel cast Jessica Chastain

Good news, horror fans: after months of speculation and fan-casting, Jessica Chastain is officially in talks to join the It sequel. Chastain previously worked with It director Andy Muschietti on the horror film Mama. If the actress joins the sequel, she’ll play the adult Beverly Marsh, originally played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 horror blockbuster. More on Jessica Chastain joining the It sequel cast below.

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Stephen King movies to watch after It

It is now on Blu-ray, and if you’re craving more Stephen King thrills and chills that are most reminiscent of Andy Muschietti’s adaptation, have I got a list for you! As /Film’s resident Stephen King expert, I combed the King archives and put together a list of 10 Stephen King movies to watch after It.

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It deleted scenes

Andy Muschietti‘s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King‘s It hits Blu-ray this week, with a release that’s loaded with extras, including 11 deleted scenes, an interview with King, an alternate ending, and more. Our deep-dive into the It Blu-ray special features examines all the extras any fan of the film should be eager to get their hands on.

Beware of spoilers, of course.

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