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Mr. Mercedes video

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by Rrty, May 6, 2014.

  1. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    I just viewed the video. That was really enticing.

    Have the film rights been sold to this one yet? Or, to Ms. Mod, ( Moderator ) could you see this as an AMC series, maybe even an HBO True-Detective-ish kind of thing?

    If this book doesn't sell millions in hardcover out of the gate, then there will have been unforeseen problems in the marketing/promotion of the title.

    Is the video trailer by any chance playing in theaters? It should be.

    This seems like pure page-turning King from the days of Misery and Thinner (come to think of it, someone did say something about this seeming like a Bachman book, I believe; I kid you not, I just wrote those two titles at random and thought about the mentioned connection after the fact).

    I assume the letter in the video was an excerpt from the book, correct?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2014

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....forget the movie...what about cheesy useless dollar trinkets!.....
  3. Jordan

    Jordan Webmaster-at-Large Administrator Moderator

    To the best of my knowledge, the rights have not been optioned at this time. The letter is an excerpt from the book.
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  4. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I can't wait for this book, the preview gave me the creeps!
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  5. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Dangling that Carrot... Can't wait...:heart:
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  6. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Jordan, question for you: did Mr. King need to get the permission of the company behind the Mercedes brand to use that trademark in the title? If not, has the company made any sort of public statement about the use of the name?
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  7. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Good question. I will bring it to Jordan's attention.
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  8. Jordan

    Jordan Webmaster-at-Large Administrator Moderator

    You'll have to wait for Moderator to return for an answer to that.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as long as their isn't a rooster strapped to the dangling carrot....
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  10. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No, because it isn't Mercedes Benz which is the official trademark but the publisher's Legal Dept. did have a go-through to make sure there wasn't anything in either the book or the video that might cause an issue and we did have to make changes based on their concerns, i.e. we couldn't use an image of an actual Mercedes vehicle for the video. I don't know how they're going to handle that in the movie adaptation.
  11. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    Maybe they'll use a Smart Car?!? :p

  12. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    There was a compelling reason why King chose a car like that one, where the Smart Car would fall short.
  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Oh, yeah!! I'm guessing they'll figure something out that will appease Mercedes and assure them it won't give their cars a bad reputation or hopefully not inspire any copycats. :icon_eek:
  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator


    Hey.... pssssst, pass me that ARC? [lol]


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  15. Lina

    Lina Committed member

    Just watched the video. Seems really interesting and exciting, I hope I will be able to get a book quick enough, it would be really cool to read it!
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