Do you think that over time ALL of his work will be adapted to film?

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Will all his works be adapted to film or television in the long run?


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Gerald

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I wish they just didn't make these announcements before there's actually more certainty. Because you get your hopes up and are looking forward to it, and then it doesn't happen.

Is it the studios themselves that get this information out that they're planning to make something? Or does the information get out somehow in another way?

For example, for the James Bond films they always do an official announcement, but they do it when they're sure the film is actually getting made.
 

Edward John

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I wish they just didn't make these announcements before there's actually more certainty. Because you get your hopes up and are looking forward to it, and then it doesn't happen.

Is it the studios themselves that get this information out that they're planning to make something? Or does the information get out somehow in another way?

For example, for the James Bond films they always do an official announcement, but they do it when they're sure the film is actually getting made.
I think its very rare for studios to put out information about in development productions for that very reason, because it might not get made, its mainly news outlets that report developments, generating buzz, which is wasted when the project doesnt come to fruition.
 

Gerald

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I think its very rare for studios to put out information about in development productions for that very reason, because it might not get made, its mainly news outlets that report developments, generating buzz, which is wasted when the project doesnt come to fruition.
But usually it's at a really early point that it gets announced. I don't get how these news outlets can know it - at that point it's only known to some heads of a studio and the people who sold the property. Not a lot of people know it at that point, and it's still news already. How can the outlets know about it?
 

Edward John

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But usually it's at a really early point that it gets announced. I don't get how these news outlets can know it - at that point it's only known to some heads of a studio and the people who sold the property. Not a lot of people know it at that point, and it's still news already. How can the outlets know about it?
Outlets have sources within all the big movie studios, plus if an actor gets sent a story treatment, then that usually means he tells someone about it then so on and so forth.
 

Gerald

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Outlets have sources within all the big movie studios, plus if an actor gets sent a story treatment, then that usually means he tells someone about it then so on and so forth.
But it means that a studio in an unofficial way agrees with that the news come out - or they would forbid these sources inside their studio, or have a clause that no employee is allowed to talk about in development projects.
 

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on the one hand, hollywood made a what, 6 film franchise based off of a theme park ride, and another off some toys and a cartoon. on the other hand, hollywood is full of stupid people, who like to rehash old stories because they're "safe". it'd be nice to see everything get adapted in time, but some stuff is weird enough that i doubt we'll see it. or short enough.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Wasn't Sun Dog quite long? I think the new Creepshow series has fairly short episodes, so they're more likely to pick short stories, like 'Gray Matter' in the first season.
seems like a premise that could be shortened into a 30 minute episode, the goosebumps tv show adaptation of the novel that was a copy paste plot of this one did it in 20.
 

Gerald

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seems like a premise that could be shortened into a 30 minute episode, the goosebumps tv show adaptation of the novel that was a copy paste plot of this one did it in 20.
I can always remember the first two novellas in Four Past Midnight, but never the plots of the last two stories that well. I read them, but they didn't leave a huge impression apparently.

I have a feeling The Sun Dog was adapted as a short film, maybe a Dollar Baby. But I looked for it, but can't find it anywhere. Perhaps it was proposed, but never made.

Here's another thread about the last two stories from Four Past Midnight:


In any case, it hasn't been announced yet if there will be a second season of Creepshow, and which stories will be used. But reactions to the series have been mostly positive, so it seems likely to me they will do more. Too bad I can't get Shudder here, so I'm hoping for a blu-ray release.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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I can always remember the first two novellas in Four Past Midnight, but never the plots of the last two stories that well. I read them, but they didn't leave a huge impression apparently.

I have a feeling The Sun Dog was adapted as a short film, maybe a Dollar Baby. But I looked for it, but can't find it anywhere. Perhaps it was proposed, but never made.

Here's another thread about the last two stories from Four Past Midnight:


In any case, it hasn't been announced yet if there will be a second season of Creepshow, and which stories will be used. But reactions to the series have been mostly positive, so it seems likely to me they will do more. Too bad I can't get Shudder here, so I'm hoping for a blu-ray release.
Have any of the episodes already adapted shorts? Or are they all original stories?
 

Edward John

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They're not all original, as Gray Matter was already in the Night Shift collection. I don't know about all the others though.
So, are you saying that some of the stories in Creepshow are not King related, does that not defeat the purpose of, oh, I don't know, Creepshow! They have many King stories to adapt and they decide to choose originals? This show doesn't seem to be very good.
 

Gerald

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So, are you saying that some of the stories in Creepshow are not King related, does that not defeat the purpose of, oh, I don't know, Creepshow! They have many King stories to adapt and they decide to choose originals? This show doesn't seem to be very good.
Well, one is from Joe Hill, who was in the original Creepshow. I thought the same thing, but I don't know why they didn't make them all King stories. There are enough that haven't been done yet. I suppose they wanted more variety.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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So, are you saying that some of the stories in Creepshow are not King related, does that not defeat the purpose of, oh, I don't know, Creepshow! They have many King stories to adapt and they decide to choose originals? This show doesn't seem to be very good.
Creepshow only had 2 King short stories compared to three originals, and the sequel only had 1. I’d say only having King stories would defeat the purpose of Creepshow.

Plus there’s only so many Stephen King stories that would make good TV episodes.
 
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