Stephen King Slashes His Way Back To Gore! | Bloody Disgusting
You’d think at the ripe old age of 65 horror author Stephen King would slow a bit, but to the fan’s delight that’s not the case at all…
King, who is also penning “Dr. Sleep,” a sequel to his classic “The Shining,” is currently at work at a new slasher tale entitled “Joyland.”
Author Neil Gaiman tells the U.K.’s Sunday Times that King is “writing a book called “Joyland,” about an amusement park serial killer.”
King, who is being interviewed by Gaiman, jokes about his own death, and how his son, Joe Hill, could finish it.
“So if I got hit by a taxi cab, like Margaret Mitchell… “Joyland” wouldn’t be done but Joe could finish it, in a breeze. His style is almost indistinguishable from mine. His ideas are better than mine. Being around Joe is like being next to a Catherine Wheel throwing off sparks, all these ideas. I do want to slow down. My agent is dickering with the publishers about “Dr. Sleep,” that’s the sequel to “The Shining,” but I held off showing them the manuscript because I wanted time to breathe.”
Stephen King’s THE EYES OF THE DRAGON Headed To SyFy Network| Badass Digest
Love the idea...but until they change I can't help but rolleyes when I see SyFy attached to anything.Yesterday, the SyFy network announced that they're developing Stephen King's 1987 fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon as a potential series, film or mini-series for the network. One presumes this decision is in answer to the wild popularity of Game of Thrones, HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy saga.
While The Eyes of the Dragon is only one rather short novel, it's a rich well. The book's about a scheming magician lobbying for power within a kingdom, murdering and framing those closest to the King in order to gain control. It takes place in the same universe as King's The Dark Tower series in a realm called Delain of In-World. There are several familiar references for Dark Tower fans: Flagg (the king's ominous magician), King Roland (a different Roland...OR IS HE?! [he is.]), Delain, the dragon and King Roland's sons Thomas and Dennis all make appearances in later novels.
It's a smart move for SyFy to tap into the popularity of The Dark Tower and Game of Thrones rather cheaply, as I imagine the the rights to this novel - not one of King's most successful - weren't exorbitant. SyFy really seems to want to ladle up to HBO's gravy train as they're also developing a series based on another supernatural novel by Charlaine Harris - the author of the series that HBO adapted into True Blood. They also announced comic adaptations of Booster Gold and Grey Legion, a TV series version of The Adjustment Bureau, and a time travel drama, among others.
We finally know what Stephen King's Shining sequel is all about | Blastr
The following synopsis comes from King's own website, so it's about as authentic as it gets:
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
The book will allegedly hit stands on Jan. 15, 2013
Tom Holland to Direct Adaptation of Stephen King's The Ten O'Clock People
Perfect. Tom Holland has been absent for too long.
Director Tom Holland and author Stephen King are reuniting once again to bring another one of King’s works to the big screen. Deadline reports that Holland, who directed Thinner and The Langoliers, will write and direct an adaptation of King’s short story The Ten O’Clock People. The story originally appeared in King’s 1993 Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection and centers on a man in Boston “who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality that he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.”
The story was King trying to kick his own smoking habit, and Holland plans on making the film “a modernization” of that original story in the vein of a paranoid suspense piece. In addition to Thinner and The Langoliers, Holland also direct the original Fright Night and Child’s Play.
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Director Cary Fukunaga to Adapt Stephen King’s IT in Two Films
One thing they cannot top...An adaptation of Stephen King’s It is moving from the television to the big screen, courtesy of director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre). Fukunaga, who also wrote and directed the 2009 drama, Sin Nombre, will co-write the script with Chase Palmer. Known for the density of his books, King’s It weighs in at a robust 1,104 pages. Having said that, Fukunaga and Palmer plan to tackle the tale in two films (Palmer previously adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune for Paramount, at a much more manageable 544 pages). The plot of It centers on a group of loser kids who band together to defeat a mysterious creature who preys on children. Thinking themselves safe as adults, It comes back to test their mettle once again. Hit the jump for more on It.
Heat Vision reported on Fukunaga’s attachment to It. A previous adaptation was featured on the small screen in 1990. The three-hour movie starred John Ritter, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Harry Anderson, Annette O’Toole, Richard Thomas and, of course, Tim Curry in the title role. Even the made-for-TV movie scared the crap out of me as a kid. The creepiest thing about it was that It would appear to each character in the form that most frightened them, something different for each one, but was most often seen as Pennywise the Clown. It will be interesting to see how Fukunaga handles the visuals that are so deeply ingrained in my own memory from the TV version. What will be more interesting to see is how he splits the film up: will he give the kids one full movie while devoting the second to the adults or will he blend the two? Only time will tell.
Here’s the book description for Stephen King’s It (via Amazon):
They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name…
You know, I have never watched IT from beginning to end