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This section of StephenKing.com offers news stories that are considered to be "unofficial" for a variety of reasons. This includes news regarding projects that have not been confirmed by signed contracts with producers, agents or production companies but have been reported by online news sites and blogs. In addition to unconfirmed projects, there are adaptations of Stephen's work that he has no official affiliation with. News stories regarding those films, television series and other media projects will also be posted to this section.
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.

Warner Brothers Passes on Dark Tower Films
August 21st, 2012 12:04:44 pm

UPDATE: According to Deadline.com, it appears that Media Rights Capital (MRC) is now "in serious talks" to fund Imagine's Dark Tower project.

This news comes on the heels of MRC's break-out success with this summer's Ted. This should be welcome news to the Constant Reader as Ted has proven to be a highly successfull R-rated film that contains flawless CGI and human interaction. More news as it happens.


Online news sources including Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter have posted that Warner Brothers has officially passed on Imagine Entertainment's long troubled adaptation of The Dark Tower series.  

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise.

Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline.

When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall.

We'll post more updates as they become available. (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have yet to comment on Warner's decision.)

Cary Fukunaga to Direct IT
June 8th, 2012 11:05:43 am

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Cary Fukunaga will direct the forthcoming Warner Brothers adaption of IT. The director behind 2011's Jane Eyre will also co-write the script with Chase Palmer (Dune). Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg will produce the two film project.

10 O'clock People Heading to Theaters
June 6th, 2012 10:12:55 am

Director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Childs Play) will head a motion picture adaptation of the Nightmares and Dreamscapes short story The 10'oclock People.  Filming is set to commence this summer with Making Ten O’Clock Productions and Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films set to produce.

The Reach Coming to Theaters
May 10th, 2012 10:00:00 am

Park Entertainment has announced they will bring a motion picture adaptation of The Reach to the big screen. Grayson Ross and Jodi Hansell of DownEast Village Productions will produce the adaptation based on the short story from Skelton Crew.

Details regarding this project are still emerging, so we will post more information as it becomes available.

More Information on HollywoodReporter.com

Carrie Remake Coming Next March
April 13th, 2012 11:18:23 am
MGM's remake of Carrie starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass) and Julianne Moore (The Kids are Alright) will open in theaters on March 13, 2013.
Carrie News Update
March 19th, 2012 1:37:47 pm

The New York Post is reporting that Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson have been stained red by the fake blood used in the highly successful Off-Broadway production of Carrie.
 
Reps for the show were quoted saying "The production is aware of the problem and is doing everything it can to find a solution."
 

The report also states that Rick Sordelet, the show's Fight Director, is testing a new fake blood formula and hopes to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
 
The limited run production which opened last month and was immediately extended continues to receive positive reviews from both traditional and online media outlets. The Constant Reader will also be pleased to know that the Lucille Lortel theater is offering a special discount ticket promotion for Stephen's fans. See the details below for more information.
 
Three easy ways to get $69 tickets:

Online and use code KINGFANS

Call (212) 352-3101 and use code KINGFANS

In Person The Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office and use code KINGFANS
121 Christopher Street (between Bleecker and Hudson)

Warner Brothers Seriously Considering Dark Tower Trilogy
March 13th, 2012 12:15:00 pm

While it is merely unconfirmed internet rumor, the Constant Reader will be pleased to learn that Warner Brothers may be seriously considering Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's proposed Dark Tower trilogy. Numerous internet sources have reported that Warner Brothers has now acquired Akiva Goldman's revised script and has requested a third "polished" version before they commit to the epic undertaking.
 
We'll post more news regarding this exciting development as it becomes available. - Hopefully in the official news column.
 
More Information on Deadline.com

Carrie the Musical Set to Open in March
February 9th, 2012 10:40:10 am

The original Carrie on Broadway set the bar for big budget flops back in 1988. With an eight million dollar budget and only five total performances, Carrie is widely considered the benchmark for failed Broadway musicals.
 
Over 30 years later, Carrie will return to the stage with an updated Off-Broadway production set to open on March first. Starring Tony-nominated Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, Carrie is sure to breathe new life into one of Stephen's most beloved books.
 
For more information on the new Carrie musical, see the link below.

More Information on Broadway.com

David Kajganich to adapt The Stand
February 9th, 2012 10:38:07 am

Multiple internet sources have reported that Ben Affleck has signed David Kajganich to write the screenplay for Warner Brothers big-budget adaptation of The Stand. Kajganich's credits include The Invasion (2007) and Blood Creek (2009). More recently, Kajganich penned the upcoming adaptations of IT as well as the remake of Pet Sematary. We will post more news regarding The Stand as it becomes available.



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