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Lisey's Story -- Movie

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Bev Vincent, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Josh Boone To Bring Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ To Big Screen

    You would never think that Josh Boone has made only one film, the guy is already in high demand! Not only is currently filming the highly anticipated adaptation of John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, he announced today that his next project will be an adaptation of Stephen King’s LISEY’S STORY.

    Not only did King appear in Boone’s directorial debut STUCK IN LOVE, but Boone also revealed a very interesting backstory to how he become known to the writer:

    “I wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King. I had to rip the covers off of Christian books and glue them to Stephen King books, so that I could read them. I remember reading The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and I hid the book in the box springs under my bed, and my mom found it and burned it in the fireplace. I wrote him a letter when I was 12, just to tell him how much I loved his books and how much I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and that he was my idol. I sent him a couple books, hoping that he’d sign them. I came home from school one day and my dad said, “There’s a box here from Stephen King.” He had written me this beautiful letter in the front covers of each of the books. My parents were just so moved by the generosity, that he was willing to take the time to do that, that they lifted the Stephen King ban. “

    Josh Boone will start adapting the project after filming finishes for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Isaac Klausner, who are producers for TFIOS, will also be producing LISEY’S STORY.
  2. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    That is a great story! Thanks for sharing Bev! Lisey's Story is one of my favorites, and done correctly, with the right people involved, I believe it could be a great movie.
  3. CCAL

    CCAL Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's something else! I guess I was really fortunate in my mother encouraging me and my siblings to read and discover our own interests.My father never read until after I was grown and married then he learned to read at the local vo-tech. We even took some classes together and eventually he began writing. :) I'm so glad your family finally allowed you to enjoy your choice of redin material.
  4. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Wonderful story. So great that Stephen king took that moment to do something precious for someone else. I just admire kings ways.
  5. Out of Order

    Out of Order Ahoy!

  6. Jed4426

    Jed4426 New Member

    :) so excited! My favorite King book
  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Good to have you here. :)
  9. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

  10. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Welcome to the SKMB.
  11. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Welcome Jed!!! Love this story too!
  12. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    Welcome Jed!! Lisey's story is also one of my favorite.
  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Are you Jethro Bodine's uncle? Welcome Jed! Enjoy posting here :positive:
  14. Luiza Braga

    Luiza Braga New Member

    Love is definitely one of my favorite books and I'm really, really happy to hear that I'll be able to see it on the big screen! :)
  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to SKMB Luiza Braga

    Have you read Eyes of the Dragon yet? That is another good one.

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  16. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SKMB, both of you! :)
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  17. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Welcome Luiza!
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  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm atwitter about upcoming Cell and Lisey's Story movies. My twitterness is about not only getting to see those stories on the screen but the fact that who Steve is continues being promoted to the masses; that his popularity yet continues growing by leaps and bounds.
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  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I just finished a re-read of this one, and one of my first thoughts was how damnably hard it would be to film. Any word on who's doing the screenplay? I know it said Boone would be adapting, but does that include final draft, I wonder?
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  20. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I'm super stoked for this.
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