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There’s a new Stephen King series coming our way: The Outsider, an HBO adaptation of one of the horror master’s more recent novels. The story concerns the investigation of a brutal murder with seemingly supernatural connections, and since it’s a Stephen King story, there’s a lot of spooky stuff going on. This new The Outsider featurette has the folks involved with the show talking about what makes a Stephen King tale so darn scary.

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the outsider review

Stephen King knows horror. He’s spent the last few decades at the top of the bestseller list, raking in mountains of cash by giving readers the creeps. While King’s tales of terror are loaded with the supernatural, the author understands that to make all those paranormal shenanigans truly terrifying, they need to happen to real, everyday people. The otherworldly needs to come creeping into our world, and make us realize there’s a night side lurking out there, full of things waiting to grab us.

Which is what makes King’s novel The Outsider, and its new HBO adaptation, so chilling. Adapted by The Wire writer Richard Price, HBO’s The Outsider is the ultimate tale of otherworldly nightmares creeping into our existence. It starts off seeming like a standard, if particularly gruesome, true crime story. And then the real nightmare begins.

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the outsider featurette

The Outsider is the latest Stephen King adaptation headed our way, and it looks to be a particularly good one. The HBO series starts off with an unspeakable crime – but a crime that appears to be open and shut. There’s a mountain of evidence pointing towards a guilty party. And yet…there’s also plenty of evidence that seems to point to that same person’s innocence. So just what is going on here? A new The Outsider featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the show with the cast and crew, including Stephen King himself.

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the outsider trailer hbo

A spooky new trailer for The Outsider gives us a longer look at HBO’s new Stephen King adaption. Based on King’s novel of the same name, the drama series involves what first appears to be an open-and-shut murder case. But evidence slowly begins to come to light that makes this story anything but ordinary. Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, and Jason Bateman star in the show, which arrives in 2020. Watch The Outsider trailer below.

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the outsider trailer new

The Stephen King adaptation craze keeps on keepin’ on with The Outsider, a new HBO series base on one of the Master of Horror’s recent novels. The story concerns what appears to be an impossible murder: after a child in a small town is killed, a mountain of evidence points towards one man. The only problem is this suspect’s alibi is airtight, placing him miles away from the scene of the crime. Watch The Outsider trailer below.

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the outsider series

HBO wants in on that sweet, sweet Stephen King action. So they’ve given a series order to The Outsider, based on the horror-mystery book King published this summer. Extraordinary and very busy character actor Ben Mendelsohn will produce and star in the 1o-episode series, in which a murder investigation turns up strange, and downright impossible results. More on The Outsider series below.  Read More »

the outsider trailer

Netflix has released a trailer for The Outsider, a bloody noir starring Jared Leto as a former American POW set in post-World War II Japan.

Leto gets to Last Samurai it up as an American soldier who becomes indebted to the Japanese yakuza, a catch-all for the country’s organized crime, and is forced to navigate Japan’s seedy criminal underworld to repay his debts.

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Jared Leto isn’t a typical work-for-hire actor. Leto doesn’t appear in many movies, and nor does he need to, considering he’s got his Thirty Seconds to Mars gig. When he does decide to act, it’s generally for wildly transformational roles, like The Joker, Mark David Chapman, or The Dallas Buyers Club‘s Rayon. Leto, arguably, is at his best when he’s not under prosthetics or weighing in at over 200 lbs, so the news of him starring in The Outsider, a post-WWII thriller, is both a promising and refreshing decision on the actor’s part.

Learn more about The Outsider below.

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Tom Hardy and Takashi Miike Leave ‘The Outsider’

Tom Hardy in This Means War

Takashi Miike and Tom Hardy‘s The Outsider seemed to be coming along at a decent clip. The yakuza flick was first announced last summer, then got a big boost in the fall when Worldview Entertainment signed on to finance and produce. Alas, now it’s suffered a nasty blow.

Hardy has just departed the project, and Miike has followed suit. Producers are currently scrambling to find replacements for the director and star, but production will be delayed at the very least. More details after the jump.

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Briefly: Announced a few months ago, The Outsider, a Yakuza film starring Tom Hardy and directed by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, Audition), just got a shot of financial adrenaline. The movie now has significant funding from Worldview Entertainment, likely thanks to the fact that such a film starring Hardy is a guaranteed distribution sale.

The Outside will shoot early next year in Japan, and will feature Hardy as “a former G.I. in post-WWII Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family.” The script is by Andrew Baldwin (the Logan’s Run remake) based on a story concept from John Linson (Sons of Anarchy). After making The Outsider, Hardy will dive into the Elton John biopic Rocketman, after which hopefully he’ll have to do promotional rounds for the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road. We also have his one-man movie, Locke, to look forward to. [Variety]