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    The Walking Dude Gets His Avada Kedavra On! David Yates And Steve Kloves To Adapt THE STAND!
    Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    Our good friend Drew McWeeny has scored the exclusive - HitFix reports tonight that Steve Kloves and David Yates are teaming up again after the success of HARRY POTTER to adapt Stephen King's seminal work, THE STAND for the screen, in a multi-film series. Now that's a team up I can root for. Kloves got to the heart of the Potter books and for him to be scripting King's best novel for the screen is a godsend. I like Yates as a director, but I hope he doesn't go 3D for these films. He may feel the studio pressure on that front, but these films, if done right, could become genuine classics of the horror genre and I'd rather see them in glorious old fashioned 2D.

    For those unfamiliar with the book, the miniseries, or the comics (how's living under a rock treating you?) THE STAND concerns a worldwide outbreak of the "superflu" that kills almost the entire population of the planet. The survivors find themselves caught between the forces of good, represented by Mother Abigail, and the forces of evil, represented by Randall Flagg, also known as the Walking Dude. It's epic horror and it's never been duplicated, although many have tried. It's a huge cast of characters, spread all across the country, and it's considered Stephen King's best work. If any screenwriter can find the true soul of the piece it's Steve Kloves, and Yates bringing him in for this is terrific. The fact that this will span multiple films (I'm betting three, these things tend to run in threes) gives Kloves and Yates a lot of room to play and to give all the various characters their own space.

    I'll especially enjoy the casting on this one, and anticipate the rabid fervor of fans on it. Who would play The Walking Dude? Any speculations? I'd say Dennis Quaid for Stu Redman, but he may be too old now. How about Kyle Chandler? Or Nick Andros - I quite liked Rob Lowe's take on the character in the miniseries, but I'm sure they'll find someone more that character's age. And for Larry Underwood, I'd prefer a real-life musician/actor for the part. Any ideas, Talkbackers? Walton Goggins IS Trashcan Man, by the way. You all know it.

    Oh... and for the cheap seats...

    RATED R, PLEASE.

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    Jonathan Demme Options Stephen King’s ’11/22/63′ For The Big Screen | Geeks of Doom

    Filmmaker Jonathan Demme has optioned the film rights for 11/22/63, the upcoming novel by Stephen King, with plans to write, direct, and produce the feature, according to Variety.

    The story centers around Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who discovers a portal that allows him to travel back in time to attempt to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

    King’s book, 11/22/63: A Novel, is scheduled for release on November 8, 2011 (seems like a missed release-date opportunity, doesn’t it?).

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    TCM Presents The Horrors of Stephen King - ShockTillYouDrop.com

    Cinematically-speaking, what scared Stephen King?

    Turner Classic Movies is going to explore this in a new doc produced by DreamWorks Television and award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau, a man who has been involved in a number of featurettes for King-themed special edition DVD releases like Christine.

    In October, TCM will premiere A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, with the master storyteller himself discussing the classic horror films that influenced him the most.

    Premiering on Monday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (ET), Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror at the movies. The best-selling author and filmmaker takes viewers on a journey through many aspects of the horror genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts. He also examines the fundamental reasons behind moviegoers’ incessant craving for being frightened. Along the way, he discusses the movies that have had a real impact on his writing, including Freaks (1932), Cat People (1942), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), Halloween (1978) and The Changeling (1980), to name a few.

    A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King will kick off an entire month of classic horror on TCM, with each Monday night’s lineup packed with memorable chillers. The offerings include Universal classics like Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941), Val Lewton thrillers like Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Hammer classics like Horror of Dracula (1958) and cult favorites from William Castle and Roger Corman, to name a few.

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    That doc sounds swell! :D

    And I still need to read Danse Macabre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheus View Post
    That doc sounds swell! :D

    And I still need to read Danse Macabre.
    Funny, when I read the article and saw the Val Lewton picks I thought of you.

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    Tune in to TCM's A Night at the Movies: Horror with Stephen King on October 3rd | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central

    Below is a list of the films that will be airing in conjunction with the special:

    8:00 PM TCM "Night at the Movies: Horror" (’11)
    9:00 PM Frankenstein (’31)
    10:15 PM Freaks (’32)
    11:30 PM TCM "Night at the Movies: Horror" (’11)
    12:30 AM Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (’32)
    2:15 AM Mark of the Vampire (’35)
    3:30 AM The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (’19)
    4:45 AM Nosferatu (’22)
    6:15 AM Phantom of the Opera (’25)
    That's a pretty impressive list. If you have not seen FREAKS...cannot recommend it enough.

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    Freaks?

    One of us! One of us!

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    Stephen King Officially Announces ‘Dr. Sleep,’ a Sequel to ‘The Shining’ | /Film

    It’s now official–Stephen is working on Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. This weekend Steve read an excerpt from this at his appearance at George Mason University. They have given us permission to post their taping of the event here on Steve’s site which we will do as soon as we receive the file. Dr. Sleep’s plot includes a traveling group of vampires called The Tribe which is part of the passage he read from.
    More info at the link.

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