firestarter reboot production

Firestarter, Stephen King‘s tale of a pyrokinetic young girl being pursued by a shadowy government agency, is getting a reboot from the folks at Blumhouse, Universal Pictures, and Weed Road Productions. Keith Tomas (The Vigil) is helming the latest take on the material, and the announced cast so far features Zac Efron and Michael GreyeyesFirestarter began production today in Canada, and to kick things off, Blumhouse has released a fiery behind-the-scenes video, which you can see below.

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lisey's story review

“Behind every great man is a great woman,” as the saying goes, and when he wrote Lisey’s Story, Stephen King wanted to pay tribute to his wife, Tabitha. While King claims the book isn’t a replica of his own personal life, he’s made it clear that Lisey’s Story was also, in some ways, Tabitha King’s story. On top of that, the prolific writer has said for years that he wanted to turn Lisey’s Story into a TV series.

King finally gets his wish with the Apple TV+ series Lisey’s Story, a maddeningly muddled saga that starts off remarkably strong before going completely downhill. King is on hand to write all the scripts, something he’s never really done before for a TV series, and it shows. There’s nothing episodic here. It’s one sprawling story; a novel uncomfortably stretched across eight episodes.

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Chapelwaite Images

Chapelwaite, a new EPIX show based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot,” stars Adrien Brody as a man in the 1850s who relocates his family to his ancestral home in Maine. And as anyone who has ever read a Stephen King story can tell you, scary things happen in Maine. We have our first look at the series via some new images and a quick teaser, both of which you can check out below.

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Stand By Me Returning to Theaters

Stand By Me, the Rob Reiner movie based on Stephen King‘s novella “The Body,” is headed back to the big screen to mark the movie’s 35th anniversary. The screenings will feature the bonus featurette “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me,” which follows “Stephen King as he recalls what led him to write the stories of his childhood, how they impacted the development of the movie, and Rob Reiner as he reminisces about the casting of the four leads.” Screenings will take place in theaters nationwide on May 23 and May 26.

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Lisey's Story Trailer

It’s been a hot second since we’ve had ourselves a new Stephen King adaptation, but thankfully Lisey’s Story is on the way to change that. Based on King’s 2006 novel, this Apple TV+ miniseries stars Julianne Moore as the widow of an author (of course there’s an author character; this is a Stephen King story after all) who finds herself suddenly remembering things she deliberately blocked out of her marriage. On top of that, she’s being pursued by a psycho who wants her dead husband’s unpublished work. And if those things weren’t enough, she’s also able to suddenly enter an alternate dimension. Or is she? Watch the Lisey’s Story trailer below.

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kingcast one-year anniversary

The Kingcast is about to reach a major milestone. Fangoria‘s podcast dedicated to the works of Stephen King is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary, and it’s assembling a murderer’s row of guest stars for its landmark episode. The Kingcast one-year anniversary will be celebrated with “The Skeleton Crew Stunt Spectacular,” an episode dedicated to King’s beloved 1985 short story collection Skeleton Crew, with guest stars that include Bryan Fuller, Elijah Wood, Mike Flangan, Emily V. Gordon, and more.

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the talisman tv series

Steven Spielberg has been trying to adapt Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s fantasy-horror novel The Talisman since before it was even published. Now, all these years later and after many false starts, it looks like it’s finally happening – with the help of Netflix. Spielberg’s Amblin Television will work with Paramount Television Studios and executive producers the Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things) to bring The Talisman to Netflix, with Stranger Things writer Curtis Gwinn serving as showrunner.

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the jaunt series

The Jaunt, a spooky sci-fi short story from frightmaster Stephen King, is being turned into a series. Having read the story I can tell you that this is a weird idea, and I’m not sure how you even turn this into a series as opposed to a movie. But I’ll let Dave Erickson work that one out. Erickson, co-creator of Fear the Walking Dead, is developing the series for MRC Television. The story is set in the 24th century, where teleportation is commonplace. Of course, since this is a Stephen King story, something goes wrong.

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the running man movie

The Running Man, Stephen King‘s dystopian novel that was very loosely adapted into an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie in the ’80s, is getting a new adaptation from none other than Edgar Wright.

Wright’s adaptation will stick more closely to King’s book, which was set in a world where people risked their lives on a deadly game show to earn a billion-dollar jackpot. Wright is tackling the story adaptation for the film with Michael Bacall, and Bacall will write the script.

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firestarter remake cast Michael Greyeyes

Firestarter, Stephen King‘s tale of a girl with pyrokinetic abilities, is headed to the screen again – this time from Blumhouse. And the film has just cast one of its villains – John Rainbird, a hitman who works for the secret government agency known as The Shop. Michael Greyeyes, who has appeared Blood QuantumWoman Walks Ahead, and the fantastic Sundance 2021 film Wild Indian, will play the character.

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