eyes of the dragon series

Game of Thrones is ending this weekend, but there’s always room for new fantasy shows. Enter Hulu, who are developing a pilot for an Eyes of the Dragon series, based on the fantasy novel by Stephen King. The book has dragons, knights, sorcery, conspiracies – all the stuff Game of Thrones fans seem to love, just not as R-rated. Seth Grahame-Smith, who executive produced the King adaptations It and It Chapter Two, is writing the pilot and will serve as showrunner.  Read More »

it chapter 2 trailer viral marketing

Our patience is about to be rewarded: the It Chapter 2 trailer is dropping this week. The long-awaited return of Pennywise and the Losers’ Club got some simple yet clever viral marketing, as the cast of the upcoming horror sequel took to Instagram to share some seemingly innocuous photos featuring hidden (and not-so-hidden) red balloons.

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salem's lot movie

The Stephen King adaptation renaissance continues, as James Wan and Gary Dauberman plan a visit to Salem’s Lot. Based on King’s second novel, ‘Salem’s Lot follows a small Maine town that quickly becomes overrun by vampires. The book was adapted twice before into TV miniseries, but this will be the first big screen take on the book.

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dark tower tv series cast jerome flynn

Having failed to work on the big screen, Stephen King‘s fantasy epic The Dark Tower is headed to smaller pastures with Amazon’s new Dark Tower TV series. Rather than follow the path of King’s books exactly, the series is said to be more of a prequel – which means it will likely use elements from the forth book in the series, Wizard and Glass. We already learned who would be playing the leads of the show, and now a new Dark Tower TV series cast member has been added. Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn on Game of Thrones, has come aboard in an unspecified role. All we know is that Flynn is playing some sort of cowboy.

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rest stop movie

Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry wants in on the ongoing Stephen King adaptation boom. The filmmaker will write and direct Rest Stop, based on a King story of the same name. King’s tale follows a mystery writer who intervenes in an act of domestic violence unfolding at a rest stop. The story is very brief, and even a bit anticlimactic, so you can expect Perry to take some liberties with his adaptation.

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sleeping beauties series

AMC wants to stay in the Stephen King offspring business. The network will debut NOS4A2, based on the novel by King’s son Joe Hill, this year. And now, they’ve ordered a pilot based on Sleeping Beauties, a book King penned with his son Owen King. Owen King has been tasked with writing the pilot script, which will hopefully lead to an open ended TV series. The novel is set in a women’s prison in the midst of a strange event that causes all the women on the planet to suddenly fall asleep.

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Amy Seimetz interview

The new version of Pet Sematary is a little more intimate than the average horror movie. Staying true to the spirit of Stephen King‘s book, there’s about as much drama as horror in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer new version of the classic story. Especially in the first hour, the filmmakers take their time to make the Creed family a believable unit with both joy and pain in their lives.

Kolsch and Widmyer enlisted exceptional actors to bring these characters to life again, including actor, writer, and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz. Seimetz, who directed Sun Don’t Shine and co-created Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, first read the book when she was eight years old, so you could say she’s been preparing for this role a long time. Recently, she told us about performing her favorite passage from the book, working with Ridley Scott, and her moving experience at a Childish Gambino concert.

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pet sematary deleted scenes

The ending of the new Pet Sematary is unapologetically dark – just like the novel of Stephen King’s novel, and the 1989 film adaptation from Mary Lambert. But the ending you now see in theaters wasn’t the original ending that was shot.

In a new, exclusive and spoiler-filled interview, Pet Sematary directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer broke down some of the details of the Pet Sematary alternate ending. In addition to that, the filmmakers told me about several Pet Sematary deleted scenes that will be resurrected from the cutting room floor to live again on the Blu-ray release.

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Lisey's Story

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions already has two shows on tap for the new Apple TV+ streaming service, but they’ve just received a green light for another drama. Apple has won a bidding war for a limited series adaptation of Lisey’s Story, which is based on the 2006 novel by Stephen King. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore will star, and in King himself will write all eight episodes of the series.
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pet sematary spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Pet Sematary.)

How do you bring Pet Sematary back to life after so many people have grown familiar with its story? Be it through Stephen King‘s classic novel, or Mary Lambert’s 1989 film, audiences tend to know this tale of death and the undead inside and out. In an effort to bring Pet Sematary to a whole new generation, filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer have taken great liberties with the source material, crafting a movie that remains true to King’s essential spirit, while also working towards something new. The end result is a highly rewarding creepshow, boasting superior performances, unshakable scares, and a dread-inducing acknowledgment that sometimes, dead is better.

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