Stephen King’s THE STAND Will Now Be a 10-Hour CBS All-Access Series

Director Josh Boone has been developing an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand since 2014. He’s been developing it for the big screen and at one point we heard that it could have been adapted into four films. Well, according to The Tracking Board he is now developing it as a 10-hour limited series at CBS. The good thing about this is that the story, which is super long, will actually get a proper full adaptation.

Boone was initially hired to write a script for a single film and he ended up turning is a 3-hour long script that everyone, including Stephen King, loved. The studio then asked him if he wanted to make multiple films, to which he said:

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GERALD’S GAME Director Wants To Helm The Sequel To Stephen King’s THE SHINING


Stephen King properties were a hot commodity in 2017, between the remake of It and the Netflix adaptation of Gerald’s Game. Now Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Oculus) is talking about another King-related project he would like to take on, Doctor SleepDoctor Sleep is a sort of sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to a grown-up version of Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel.

Stephen King released Doctor Sleep in 2013, but it wasn’t very good. Still, The Shining films have taken on such a massive cult following and it seems to be only a matter of time before Hollywood decides to bring Doctor Sleep into theaters. In a recent interview with Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed that the two King adaptations he’d most be interested in making are Lisey’s Story, about an author’s widow, and the Shining sequel Doctor Sleep:

“[T]he ones I’d want to do the most are Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. Lisey’s Story is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?”

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Stephen King’s IT Will Become The Highest Grossing Horror Movie of All Time!


I’m so bloody happy to announce that the latest big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s IT will become the highest grossing horror film of all time, from a pure horror genre standpoint. The movie that it had to beat was the 1973 film The Exorcist which made over $232.9 million since it was first released.

IT is expected to beat the record tomorrow and by Sunday they say it will have made around $270 million. If any film deserves to hold the title of the highest grossing horror film, it’s IT. It was just such a fantastically well-made film that the majority of people have just loved. I’ve already seen it four times in theaters! I have to keep dragging people to see it!

Deadline explains that the studio “is calling the record from a pure genre standpoint, with all other pics such as The Sixth Sense ($293M), Jaws ($260M), and Will Smith’s sci-fi zombie pic I Am Legend ($256.4M) considered horror hybrids.”

High fives to the cast and crew of IT, who brought us such an amazingly fun and terrifying film! I can’t wait for Chapter 2!

The Dark Tower Set Photos with Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg

Photos of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg on the Set of The Dark Tower!

Production continues on the highly-anticipated feature film of The Dark Tower. Though principal photography was primarily taking place in South Africa, cameras are briefly rolling in New York City and the sequence being filmed features none other than Matthew McConaughey as the chief villain, Randall Flagg. You can check out the photos of McConaughey in costume below! Continue reading

Here’s your first look at Idris Elba as the Gunslinger in The Dark Tower


No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. It’s actually, really happening this time.

The much-delayed and long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s famous book series The Dark Tower has finally begun shooting, and the first photos of Idris Elba as The Gunslinger have been unveiled. Continue reading

‘The Mist’ Stephen King TV Adaptation Gets Series Order At Spike

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A month and a half after Spike gave a pilot order to drama “The Mist”, based on the Stephen King novella, the project, from TWC-Dimension Television, has received a straight-to-series pickup.

“The Mist”, which marked Spike’s first pilot order since the network returned to the scripted space, is now looking to become the network’s first original scripted series in a decade with  production slated to begin in summer 2016 for a 2017 debut. Continue reading

Sony Sets A Date For THE DARK TOWER

Earlier today, the folks at Sony announced release dates (and a few release date tweaks) for a slew of upcoming titles. Sixteen, all told, and a few of them are actually pretty big deals! Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters got moved up a week next July, a Jumanji remake was inexplicably announced for Christmas of next year, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver ended up with a Spring Break release date in 2017, and – in what may well be the most elaborate bit of trolling BMD’s Stephen King fans have ever seen – The Dark Tower was dated for January 13, 2017.

Sony says the Dark Tower movie – ostensibly the first in a whole series of Dark Tower movies – will hit theaters in about a year and a half.

Allegedly, The Dark Tower opens on January 13th, 2017.

Stephen King’s THE STAND Will Start As A New TV Miniseries Before The Film

Writer and director Josh Boone has been hard at work developing the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. It looks like the project has expanded into something even more spectacular. According to The Wrap, the post-apocalyptic story will start out as an eight-episode TV miniseries on Showtime. Continue reading

MAZE RUNNER Star Cast as Pennywise The Clown in IT Remake


The big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It continues to move forward with the casting of Pennywise the Clown. The coveted role of of the evil clown previously played by Tim Curry in the 1990’s TV movie goes to Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner), which is a very interesting choice that I didn’t see coming. He’s a great actor, but I have no idea if he’s right for the role.

True Detective director Cary Fukunaga is helming the two-part film, which follows a group of outcast kids, who called themselves the “Losers Club,” and come together to take on the murderous monster that’s terrorizing their small town. In the process, they have to face down and battle their own personal demons.

This is such an amazing story; it’s one of the best King has ever written. With Fukunga on board to bring it to life, I know it’s in good hands. I trust he knows what he’s doing with this casting. He obviously has a certain vision for Pennywise, and it was previously reported that he was looking for the perfect actor to take on the role. It looks like they found him in Poulter.

Sources tell Variety that “Fukunaga could not say no after being blown away by Poulter’s audition for the part and felt he was the right choice for the role.” They went on to say that Poulter “is more than capable of taking on the character especially after his work on New Regency’s The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.”

The Revenant is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, and Poulter plays a robber who leaves DiCaprio for dead after he is mauled in the wilderness by a bear. People who have seen early footage from the film feel that the young actor is more than ready to take on a villainous dark lead like Pennywise.

Fukunaga has been very vocal in interviews saying that his most recent script will stay true to the original story while also giving the film an updated look. The first movie will focus on the protagonists of the story as kids, and the second one revolves around them as adults.

The report says that Fukunaga has scripts done and ready to go for both films, and Poulter will star in both of them. I can’t wait to how this is going to turn out.

New Adaptation of Stephen King’s IT Will Be Scary and Vicious


Director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) is preparing to shoot the first of a two part big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s It. The plan is to start filming it this summer.
Seth Grahame-Smith, who is one of the producers of the film, talked about the adaptation in an interview with EW and said that they are moving pretty quickly into production and revealed a little more about what we can expect from the highly-anticipated horror movie.

It is my number one favorite story from King. It’s just such a terrifying and horrific tale, and one of my favorite aspects of the story is that the nightmarish events revolve around a group of kids who are called the “losers club.” The fact that these insane events involving a murderous clown named Pennywise are happening to kids intensifies that fear. The first part of the film will focus on the kids, and the second film will focus on the same characters reuniting as adults to fight the murderous monster of their past.

There was a great TV movie adaptation made in the 90s that I really enjoyed, but I couldn’t be more excited to see what Fukunaga has in store for this new adaptation. In the interview, Grahame-Smith says the film will be scary and vicious, which is exactly what I was hoping for:

“I think that if anything, [the new film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast. I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere.”

I love Fukunaga’s work, especially what he did with True Detective. I have complete confidence in this guy to give us the greatest big screen adaptation of this story possible. If you’ve seen any of Fukunaga’s work, then you know he has a talent of creating an amazing atmosphere for the stories he tells.

With It being a feature film, they’ll be able to get away with so much more craziness than they could do with the TV movie. The book is definitely an R-rated story, and I really hope that we get an R-rated film. They might as well go all out on this movie! Grahame-Smith then confirmed that Fukunaga plans to shoot the first of the two films this summer:

“We’re going to get a draft, what is supposed to be the shooting [script], any day now from Cary and his writing partner. We’re doing a deal for them to write the second movie. Our hope is to prep sometime in the next few months and shoot in the summer. That one is as much on the runway as we can possibly be. I know New Line is ready to go.”


I kinda liked the tv movie  for  what it had to offer back then  so i can imgine what can be  done now with advancement in tech!  are you excited about this?