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Update on The Stand
October 3rd, 2014 10:05:38 am

Stephen recently spoke with MTV to promote A Good Marriage and offered some comments about Josh Boone’s forthcoming adaptation of The Stand.

Watch the video on MTV.com

Stephen King Month on Encore
August 25th, 2014 12:33:46 pm

Encore will present “The Stephen King Collection” featuring 19 different movies, beginning on Labor Day, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). On the 21st, they're showing an all-day marathon in honor of Stephen's birthday.

Every night in September at 8:00pm ET/PT

9/1   The Shining, Part One (1997)
9/2   The Shining, Part Two (1997)
9/3   The Shining, Part Three (1997)
9/4   Stand By Me
9/5   Sometimes They Come Back (Begins at 9:00pm)
9/6   Salem’s Lot, Part One (1979), 9:35 pm Salem’s Lot Part Two (1979)
9/7   Dreamcatcher
9/8   Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part One (1999)
9/9   Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part Two (1999)
9/10   Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, Part Three (1999)
9/11   Carrie (2002)
9/12   Dreamcatcher
9/13   Maximum Overdrive
9/14   Hearts in Atlantis
9/15   Sometimes They Comeback
9/16   Desperation (Pending)
9/17   Dolores Clairborne
9/18   Needful Things
9/19   Secret Window
9/20   The Dead Zone
9/21   Cujo (Part of the all-day Birthday Marathon)
9/22   Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet
9/23   Hearts in Atlantis
9/24   Return to Salem’s Lot
9/25   Maximum Overdrive
9/26   Cujo
9/27   Christine
9/28   The Running Man
9/29   Salem’s Lot, Part One (1979)
9/30   Salem’s Lot, Part Two (1979)

 
 

Stephen King’s Birthday Marathon – Sunday, September 21st

7:50am   Sometimes They Come Back
9:30am   Secret Window
11:10am   Hearts in Atlantis
12:55pm   Salem’s Lot, Part One
2:35pm   Salem’s Lot, Part Two
4:15pm   Stand By Me
5:45pm   Dreamcatcher
8:00pm   Cujo
9:35pm   Christine
11:30pm   Maximum Overdrive
Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack in Cell
November 10th, 2013 12:47:26 am

Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson has come on board to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller “Cell,” based on Stephen King's novel.

Read the article at Variety

Dark Tower Update
September 17th, 2013 2:47:08 pm

Ron Howard confirms that Dark Tower adaptation plans have not died in a recent podcast for Empire.

More information on Empire Online

Dark Tower Update
May 6th, 2013 4:19:54 pm

Several internet news sources including IndieWire.com have posted that Ron Howard and Ted Sarandos of Netflix have casually discussed producing the series for the service after Arrested Development concludes.

Ted Sarandos had this to say about the possibilities. "I spoke to Ron about ['The Dark Tower'], actually. The last time we talked about it the thing was being kicked about HBO – but it’s no longer there. Once 'Arrested Development' gets through we’ll keep talking about it.”.

 

While Netflix has expressed initial interest, it should be noted that HBO is no longer attached to the television property.

 

It is unknown if Media Rights Capital, the producers of TED, are still interested in the film property.

 

We'll continue to keep an eye on the production. If anything official happens, we'll confirm it in our standard news.

 

More Information on IndieWire.com

Cujo Reboot Set for Production
April 15th, 2013 9:22:36 am

According to multiple internet sources, Sunn Classic Pictures has announced they will produce a remake of Cujo as a 30th anniversary tribute to the 1983 horror film.

According to Elliot Lang of Sunn Classic Pictures, production is set to commence later this year. More to come...

Carrie Trailer
April 5th, 2013 9:42:47 am

MGM and Screen Gems have released a full-length trailer for the remake of Carrie. You can view the trailer at the link below. (Contains indirect spoilers.)

Watch the Trailer on YouTube

Official Synopsis for Mercy
March 1st, 2013 2:54:40 pm

The official synopsis for Mercy, the motion picture adaptation of Stephen's short story Gramma has been released.

" Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive."

Carrie Underwood Releases Homage to Christine
January 29th, 2013 9:54:06 am

The music video for Carrie Underwood's latest release; "Two Black Cadillacs" is a direct homage to Christine. With numerous references to the 80's cult classic, Underwood's video reveals a darker side of the pop-star.

Watch the Video on YouTube

More Information & Video on PerezHilton.com

Syfy Renews Haven
November 13th, 2012 8:00:40 am

Mark Stern of Syfy Network has announced that Haven has been renewed for a fourth season.

Loosely based on The Colorado Kid, the original series continues to be a ratings force for Syfy. During this past season Haven was the #1 cable program among adults18-49 and adults 25-54 on Friday nights at 10pm.



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