Mike Flanagan spoke to Script Apart Podcast about his ideas for The Dark Tower and it turns out he want to add characters from The Shining and Doctor Sleep to The Dark Tower universe.
“Abra Stone in the Dark Tower universe, as a Breaker [telepathic agent], is really interesting,” he says. “There’s a character in The Dark Tower named Dandelo, who I think is a cousin of the True Knot, who’s this emotional vampire but who feeds on laughter instead of fear. But there’s room in that world for the True Knot themselves, there’s room for Rose The Hat. There might be room for Danny Torrance.”
What do you think, should Abra, Danny and Rose The Hat be in The Dark Tower adaptation? Personally I don’t think so. They are fine in their own world and not everything King has written are connected to The Dark Tower.
Posted: March 12, 2023, 02:22:27 Section: Film » Salem's Lot
The remake of Salem’s Lot seems to have a date (July 3) set for a Blu-ray release which would mean Warner no longer plan on releasing it in the theaters. After reading a plot description (no I won’t post it here since Warner is making everyone who do take it down but it’s out there) I can understand them. I wasn’t impressed by the description.
Stephen King delivered some warm, witty and loving remarks at the Peter Straub memorial/celebration last night. It would have been Peter's 80th birthday, and he would have enjoyed beautiful every minute of it. Here with Thomas Tessier.
King on Welcome To Derry.
”I’m excited that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad Andy Muschietti is going to be overseeing the frightening festivities, along with a brain trust including his talented sister, Barbara. Red balloons all around!”
38 years ago today Bangor Daily News revealed that King was Bachman. Here is what an UPI News article wrote about it two days later.
BANGOR, Maine -- Some authors get writer's block, but Stephen King has the opposite problem -- writing so many best-selling horror and mystery novels that he resorted to publishing five books under a pseudonym.
'It's been a chronic problem not wanting to over-publish,' King confessed to the Bangor Daily News Weekend in a copyright story.
King revealed that Richard Bachman, his 'other self,' is really an insurance agent in Minnesota and a friend of his press agent, whose picture was borrowed to dummy a flap on his first novel in hardcover printed under the alias.
Credited to Bachman are the books: 'The Rage,' 'The Long Walk,' 'Road Work,' 'The Running Man' and 'Thinner.'
'Thinner,' the first hardcover Bachman book, was doing well, King said, and could make the best seller list this spring. King said he wrote 'Rage' as a senior in high school and 'The Long Walk' while he was a freshman attending the University of Maine at Orono.
The author, who now makes his home in Bangor, pledged his schoolmates to secrecy about the pseudonym, but said a Washington attorney recently sent him a long letter putting the pieces together.
Last week, the Bachman and King relationship was hinted at on the television show Entertainment Tonight, and King granted an interview to the Bangor Daily News to confirm the mystery.
'You know how when you're carrying home some groceries in the rain and the whole bag falls apart? Well, that's how it's been with Bachman lately,' King said.
King's college alma mater acknowledged their file card lists a notation that reads, 'Stephen King also writes under the name of Richard Bachman.' Later, King wrote the college library and asked them to disassociate the two identities.
Bachman, King conceded, is also listed as a pseudonym at the Copyright Office in Washington.