Director Cary Fukunaga arrives at "Celebrate Sundance Institute" the Sundance Institute's inaugural benefit in Beverly Hills, California

Thanks to his features Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre we’ve been enthusiastic for Cary Joji Fukunaga for years, but now that his show True Detective really owns the public imagination he’s finally getting big recognition from all corners of the entertainment industry.

Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the HBO limited series, with six having aired so far. With two weeks left in the very odd and unsettling police drama he directed for creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto, and a few feature developments in the fire (including Stephen King’s It) what’s next for the filmmaker? Read More »

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SIN NOMBRE

Based on Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, film fans knew director Cary Fukunaga was a talent. Unfortunately, not everyone saw those movies. That’s not the case with HBO’s True Detective, a show he’s both producing and directing. Huge audiences are watching that show and realizing this guy is one of the best young directors out there today.

As the show continues its run, Fukunaga is blowing up and discussion has started to turn towards his next film. He’s currently shooting a small film called Beasts of No Nation with Idris Elba. To follow that, producer Dan Lin says Fukunaga might finally get around to adapting Stephen King‘s IT. Read More »

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You can’t blame fans for being excited about the idea of a film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower. The novel series is King’s biggest and weirdest project by a wide margin, for one. And while the team of Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer may not seem like the best choice to adapt the books (Howard’s more-adult-than-usual Rush notwithstanding) there’s no denying the audacity of their plan, which included at one point multiple films bridged by a couple TV mini-series.

But scoring financial backing for the plan hasn’t been easy, with multiple movie studios passing on the chance to make The Dark Tower, and possible indie financing taking a long time to come together. So is the tower being built, or not? Yes, says Goldsman, but slowly, and with no (publicly revealed) start date in sight. Read More »

Stephen King Under the Dome

I can barely keep track of all the various Stephen King-based projects in development, there are so many. Here’s another one to add to that long, long list.

NBC is mulling over a drama series based on King’s 2007 short story “Ayana,” which is being developed by Universal TV. Chris Sparling (Buried) is writing the pilot. Get plot details and more after the jump.

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Stephen King Under the Dome

Stephen King‘s work is so prevalent, you can be a huge fan even if you’ve never picked up a book. Innumerable movies have made it to the big screen, miniseries have gone to television, and recently more of his stories are being adapted to serialized TV. There are Under the Dome and Haven and now another King story is making the jump. The show will be called Grand Central, based on the short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates. ABC has given it a straight-to-series order for Summer 2014 and it’ll be executive produced by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, who both write on Haven. Read More »

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Briefly: The new feature film adaptation of Stephen King novel The Stand has been a difficult thing for Warner Bros. to get off the ground. Filmmakers such as Harry Potter duo David Yates and Steve Kloves; Ben Affleck; and Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper have all been attached to versions of the adaptation in the past couple years.

Now Badass Digest reports that the top choice at WB to take over the project is Paul Greengrass, who hit big this year with Captain Phillips. Read More »

Scott Cooper Leaves WB’s ‘The Stand’ Adaptation

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Briefly: The Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King’s massive novel The Stand has become something of a revolving door project for creatives. Harry Potter screenwriter/director pair Steve Kloves and David Yates were on board at one point, but gave way to Ben Affleck after some time in development. Then Affleck moved on, and Scott Cooper, of Crazy Heart and the upcoming Out of the Furnace, came on to rewrite and direct.

Now Cooper has bailed, too. Read More »

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John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are following up 2007′s 1408 with another Stephen King thriller. Jackson has just signed on to star with Cusack in Cell, not to be confused with 2000′s The Cell. This one centers on the idea that cell phones can kill you, and we don’t mean via brain cancer. Hit the jump for the latest details on this project.

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