US Paperback of Revival

Posted: March 5, 2015, 08:03:42
Section: Book » Revival

Here is the front and back from the US paperback edition of Revival. The book is released May 1 and you can pre-order here.

Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel in Misery

Posted: March 5, 2015, 01:03:27

Looks like Misery is headed to Broadway and with non-other than Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Sheldon. This is from Broadway World

This just in! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, "House Of Cards") in the new play MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King.

Directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum), MISERY will play a strictly limited engagement in the fall of 2015, at a Broadway house to be announced shortly.

MISERY will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Castle Rock Entertainment (Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer) and Raymond Wu.

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes (Marvel), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.

MISERY has a set design by David Korins (Motown), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart) and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron West (Peter and the Starcatcher).

"Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has a mission to explore new ways to tell our stories on stage while collaborating with the most creative artists working in theater today," said Producer Mark Kaufman. "MISERY is an outstanding psychological thriller and we have been working closely with William Goldman and Will Frears to develop this play for Broadway. Bruce Willis, who is making his Broadway debut, and Elizabeth Marvel are two great actors who are absolutely perfect to play these characters. I expect this production will be a suspenseful and exciting night of theatre on Broadway."

William Goldman's film adaptation of MISERY, based on Stephen King's celebrated novel, was directed by Rob Reiner and released in 1990, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance as Annie Wilkes.

MISERY made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012.

Who is The Perfect Pennywise?

Posted: March 4, 2015, 23:41:45
Section: Film » It

Cary Fukunaga is looking for the perfect Pennywise...

After blowing our collective minds with the first season of ¡°True Detective¡±, Cary Fukunaga is still developing a modern day take on Stephen King¡¯s It.

What we didn¡¯t know is that he¡¯s been working on it for several years ¨C and that he eventually had to start from scratch.

Bloody Disgusting reader Lucca Cantisano shared pages from Brazilian newspaper O Globo in which Fukunaga talks about the lengthy development process, their hunt for Pennywise, and getting Stephen King¡¯s blessing.

¡°I¡¯ve been in this project for about five years,¡± says Fukunaga in a translation by Lucca. ¡°I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn¡¯t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.

¡°This will be my first movie in the US and I¡¯m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise,¡± he added. ¡°It¡¯s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates (the story is originally set in the 60¡äs) dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he¡¯d like to see in cinemas, I think.¡±


Ep 41: Maximum Overdrive Review

Posted: March 2, 2015, 15:22:03

With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 41 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Special guest writer Tyson Blue goes as we do an indepth look at Maximum Overdrive. Tyson was on the set for a couple of days and shares his behind the scenes visit and inside info.

As always, we bring you the latest Stephen King news.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

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In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro

2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup

3) 02:24 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News

4) 18:54 - Reviews From The NightShift - Maximum Overdrive
With Special Guest - Writer Tyson Blue - who was on set doing a feature for the now defunct Twilight Zone magazine.
- Review Short Story - Trucks
- Review movie - Maximum Overdrive
- Tyson Blue recounts his Maximum Overdrive set visit
- We chat about various Stephen King items

5) 01:27:59 - Sign Off

6) 01:28:43 - Outre

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King on A Death

Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:19:58
Section: Book » The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Here is a short interview with King about A Death. In it he confirmes that the story will be included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

A Death: A New Story by King

Posted: March 2, 2015, 10:53:28

What’s the best way to start a new week? A new King story off course!. And that is how we can start this week of. In The New Yorker's March 9 issue there is a story by King called A Death and guess what, they have already posted it on their website.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Marg Helgenberger Goes Under the Dome

Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:26:42
Section: TV » Under the Dome

Today it was reported that Marg Helgenberger will join the cast of Under the Dome.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winner Marg Helgenberger is to appear in an extended story arc on the science-fiction series Under the Dome, CBS announced Thursday.
Based on Stephen King's novella, the show is to kick off its third season with a two-hour premiere June 25.

The series is about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.

Helgenberger, who was a longtime cast member on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will guest star on Under the Dome beginning with the Season 3 premiere episode.

CD's Edition of Salem's Lot

Posted: February 27, 2015, 08:14:04

I guess you haven't missed the upcoming CD edition of Salem's Lot but if you have and want one, get it fast as it's selling quick. Here is what you get...

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:
• an introduction by Stephen King
• an afterword by Clive Barker
• many deleted scenes that were cut from the original manuscript
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
• printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
• custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Numbered Artist Edition, and custom-made three piece traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Artist Edition
• epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by David Palumbo
• a different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by David Palumbo
• full color interior paintings by David Palumbo
• interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
• an original map of the town drawn by Glenn Chadbourne exclusively for this special edition
• signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings
• an exclusive reproduction of the first reader's letter to point out the Father "Cody" error and several internal memos from Doubleday about changing the pricing after the first edition of the book was already printed
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the years!

Order here

Under the Dome returns June 25

Posted: February 26, 2015, 22:18:10
Section: TV » Under the Dome

CBS announce premier date for season 3 of Under the Dome.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following BIG BROTHER, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

Shining The Opera

Posted: February 26, 2015, 13:50:07

The Shining will premier as an opera on May 7, 2016. Read more here.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

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