Update on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted: December 15th, 2009 2:57:18 pm

John Mellencamp has virtually completed recording and “assembling” the “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” musical theater collaboration with Stephen King.

John and King have edited the initial three-hour program down to two hours and 10 minutes—with a bit more editing still to come before producer T-Bone Burnett completes the tracks. When finished, the recording will be available in a novel book package containing the full text, two discs featuring the entire production of the spoken word script and songs performed by the cast, and a third CD of the songs only.

The story involves domestic turmoil, and is played by a stellar cast led by Kris Kristofferson, in the role of Joe, the father, and Elvis Costello, as the satanic character The Shape. Rosanne Cash plays Monique, the mother, with the sons enacted by Will Daily (Frank), Dave Alvin (Jack), Alvin’s real-life brother Phil Alvin (Andy) and John (Drake).

Sheryl Crow stars as Jenna and Neko Case is Anna, with boxing legend Joe Frazier playing caretaker Dan Coker and Stephen King himself in the role of Uncle Steve. The narrator is “24” star Glenn Morshower.

John stressed that the three-disc package is not a traditional audio book, but offers an experience more akin to listening to an old radio show with music; he further emphasized the challenge inherent in making such a project work.

Discordia Goes Live to Widespread Acclaim

Posted: December 11th, 2009 10:17:04 am

Earlier this week, StephenKing.com soft-launched the first chapter of Discordia on The Dark Tower Official Web Site. After several days of truly outstanding feedback and technological stability, we are now ready to release Discordia to the much wider audience here on StephenKing.com.

Discordia is a simple flash-based experience that immerses the users in the conflict between Tet Corporation and Sombra. With wonderfully detailed 3D artwork by Brian Stark, masterwork illustrations by Dark Tower veteran Michael Whelan and retrospective text by Robin Furth, Discordia is a groundbreaking experience that is sure to please both the diehard DT fans as well as the uninitiated.

Be sure to check out chapter one of Discordia now live on StephenKing.com. And please make sure to drop us a line on the Official Message Board with feedback and suggestions. Cheers! And happy holidays from StephenKing.com.

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Discordia Teaser Video

Posted: November 30th, 2009 11:41:12 am

In anticipation of next Monday's release, we have leaked a short video from Discordia that can be viewed at the link below. 

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Simon & Schuster Holiday Video

Posted: November 18th, 2009 10:37:07 am

Stephen and several other Simon & Schuster authors discuss their favorite holiday movies.

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Stephen on CNN with Robin

Posted: November 18th, 2009 10:26:28 am

Stephen appeared on CNN Morning Express to discuss Under the Dome.  How news personalities play a role in UTD is discussed as well a Stephen's retirement.

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Stephen to appear on The Hour

Posted: November 16th, 2009 5:57:03 am

Stephen will be on the Canadian television news magazine, The Hour on Thursday, November 19th to talk about Under the Dome.  We will post this video to the multimedia section as soon as it becomes available.

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Stephen on The View

Posted: November 16th, 2009 5:51:48 am

Stephen appered on The View last Friday to talk about Under the Dome. You can watch the video at the link below.

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New Dark Tower Book

Posted: November 11th, 2009 11:21:49 pm

Stephen has announced that he has an idea for a new Dark Tower book, the working title of which will be THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE.  He has not yet started this book and anticipates that it will be a minimum of eight months before he is able to begin writing it.

Scribner Announces New Sweepstakes

Posted: November 10th, 2009 3:13:36 pm

Scribner has announced their Under the Dome sweepstakes available to US residents, 18 years of age and older (please be sure to read the Official Rules).  Prizes include one grand prize of a signed Collector's set, 5 first place winners of a Collector's set (unsigned), and 10 winners of Under the Dome.  Contest ends November 24, 2009. Click here for more information.

Stephen on Good Morning America (UTD)

Posted: November 10th, 2009 12:54:16 pm

Stephen appeared on Good Morning America to be interviewed about Under The Dome and its overall themes. You can watch the video on the ABC News web site using the link below.

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