Ever since the smash hit that was IT floated above expectations, every company with Stephen King properties has been itching to jump on the money train. King’s work has always been often adapted, commonly tossed about Hollywood, but the current surge’s quality and impact is impressive, overall. There are at least 28 or more Stephen King tales being considered, be it trapped development hell all the way up to upcoming productions. Today, we look over what the king of horror and prolific work might have in store for us, in theaters and on the small screen. (more…)
Now not all clowns are creepy, but unless you’re Bozo or Ronald McDonald the scale tends to lean towards creepy. This new trailer for Stephen King‘s IT certainly isn’t helping as it takes the creepy clown to the next level, the truly horrifying level of Pennywise. Director Andrés Muschietti has delivered a trailer that should delight horror fans. Check it out below. (more…)
With two big hits already this year with Split and Get Out, no one is going to doubt the capacity of Blumhouse to crank out horror hits. Blumhouse is now a big name in horror, but no one has more name cache in the genre than Stephen King, whose work is in the midst of a kind of Hollywood renaissance right now with the pending release of The Dark Tower and It later this year. Combining King and Blumhouse seems like common sense, which is why it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that their forces are about to be combined on a new version of Firestarter. (more…)
No one does cryptic and mysterious better than J. J. Abrams, and his most recent project has proved no exception. It’s been only a few days since the trailer dropped for Castle Rock, a new project marking a second collaboration between J. J. Abrams and Stephen King. Their first collaboration was as producers for the miniseries 11.22.63 based on one of King’s novels which debuted on Hulu last year, to mixed reviews. It seems they’ve moved past that and decided to continue their partnership with Hulu, as Castle Rock will air on the same streaming site.
Stephen King‘s 1986 horror novel, It has become an iconic figment of the horror genre, spanning literature, television and cinema. It has tapped into one of the west’s most common phobias with the shapeshifting antagonist taking the insidious and terrifying form of Pennywise the clown as it preys on the people of Derry, leaving a string of unsolved murders, disasters and abductions scattered throughout the small town’s history. The ability to shapeshift into anyone’s greatest fear and the supernatural ability to remain a mystery to the townsfolk have made It one of the most consistently voted scariest creatures in film and pop culture. (more…)
While everyone was expecting to see the first footage from The Dark Tower later this month at Entertainment Weekly‘s Popfest, it appears that someone at Sony decided to post an unfinished version of the international trailer to their personal Vimeo page. Now, with the Internet being the Internet, this trailer is loose in the wild, never to be caged again. At least until the lawyers get those C&D emails flowing. So grab a look at the adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower trailer before we’re asked to take it down. (more…)
NPR‘s Too Hot For Radio podcast is worth checking out, it’s full of interesting things that couldn’t make the radio because of adult language, situations, and violence. One such item was actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova) reading Batman and Robin Have an Altercation, a short story found in Stephen King‘s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. This isn’t your typical Batman story, but a tale of a man and his father with Alzheimer’s on their weekly trip to Applebee’s.
*Please note that there is NSFW language in this reading. (more…)
Back in July we got a first look at Bill Skarsgard in his Pennywise the clown makeup, now we’ve got a look at the full costume thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Emmy winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Deadwood, Madmen) has certainly delivered a costume and look that will get fans talking. Are you ready to revisit that clown that scared the crap out of you back in the day? (more…)
Tim Curry set a high bar for the frightening clown Pennywise in Stephen King‘s It. Now there’s a new remake/reboot of the classic horror story coming to the big screen starring Bill Skarsgård as the clown we all learned to fear. We’ve got our first look at Skarsgård in full Pennywise makeup thanks to Entertainment Weekly. (more…)
Recently George R.R. Martin and Stephen King spent an hour talking about life and writing in front of an audience in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Kiva Auditorium. It’s an hour-long conversation filled with interesting anecdotes from both writers and fans of either writer won’t be disappointed. While the pair do share many traits, one glaring writing trait they do not share was questioned by George R.R. Martin when he asked King “How the fuck to you write so many books so fast!?” (more…)