NEWS - THE LONG WALK

The Long Walk Starts Filming Next Week

Posted: July 20, 2024, 18:49
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The Long Walk starts filming in Birds Hill Provincial Park next week.

A new movie being shot in Birds Hill Provincial Park next week means people will need to use an alternate entrance to get in.

The province announced Thursday that the west gate entrance on Provincial Trunk Highway 59 will be closed from July 22 to July 26 as a film production is happening in the area.

Instead, people are being asked to use the east gate entrance on Provincial Road 206. For those coming from the north or south, detours will be in place.


There are opportunities for people to be part of a "major motion picture." MadLib Casting and Film Services has a casting call out for several different background roles in La Riviere and the surrounding area for the movie "The Long Walk" which is an adaptation of the Stephen King book of the same name.

They are looking for a male farmer role who appears 35 or older, a woman to play a farmer's wife who appears 30 or older and someone to play a farmer's daughter who is between the age of 13 and 17.
All those positions need to be available for Aug. 7.

They are also looking for people to sit on chairs, kids between the ages of six and 10 to play on a porch and a man to drive a pickup truck. They need to be available for Aug. 12 and 13.

They are paid roles and people can find more details online.

Read more here.

Thanks to Brent

The Long Walk Starts Filming July 22

Posted: May 30, 2024, 12:01
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This past week casting calls for The Long Walk has been seen online and it has now been confirmed that the movie will start shooting on July 22.

No word yet on cast or release date but we’ll keep you updated.

Thanks to Herbert West

Lionsgate To Launch Sales Of The Long Walk

Posted: May 8, 2024, 23:59
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Looks like things might be moving forward for The Long Walk.

Lionsgate International will launch sales in Cannes next week on Stephen King adaptation The Long Walk, which The Hunger Games franchise director Francis Lawrence will develop, direct, and produce.

Genre maestro Roy Lee will produce with Lawrence and the latter’s about:blank producing partner Cameron MacConomy, and Steven Schneider.

Lionsgate picked up the project late last year after it had been at New Line. JT Mollner is adapting the screenplay based on the 1979 novel published under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Shooting The Long Walk Starts in June

Posted: March 2, 2022, 16:12
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The California Film commission has announced the last round of tax credits for film productions and Warner landed $7.1 million for its adaptation of King’s The Long Walk. Production Weekly also mentioned that shooting will start in June in Northern California.


Thanks to Herbert West and Bev Vincent.

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: October 28, 2020, 16:10
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André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Coming Soon.

After spending over a decade in the lap of frequent King adapter Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption), the rights to the 1979 dystopian novel finally lapsed and were acquired by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and New Line Cinema, with Øvredal being tapped for the the director’s chair in May 2019. While he’s uncertain as to why it’s taken so long to get the project off the ground, he’s excited for what’s to come, even if “COVID is just wrecking everything” trying to into production but promising “it’s alive and well and moving along.”

“I guess in the end, he just didn’t choose to do it, I actually don’t even know if he ever had a script,” Øvredal pondered. “This script was written on spec by James Vanderbilt when he did not even have the rights to it, he just wrote it out of pure love for the book and in the end, suddenly the rights were open and he was able to go to King with his script and say, ‘Can we do this?’ Then New Line bought it and somehow I got involved [laughs].

The story takes place in a dystopian future, where 100 boys are selected for a long walk. They have to maintain speeds of 4 miles an hour, and receive fewer than three warnings an hour. Break these rules, and they’re shot dead. The last one standing, however, gets whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Despite the high stakes, the boys form an unlikely camaraderie along their journey. James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

André Øvredal Talks The Long Walk

Posted: June 13, 2019, 10:39
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André Øvredal talks The Long Walk with Rue Morgue.

As a director, it’s extremely inspiring to be able to tell a story that is so human and so gruesome at the same time. It’s like man vs. the machine in a way, and about the innocence of these boys and how they don’t really grasp what they’ve gotten themselves into until it’s way too late. I’m in awe of Stephen King for having understood so much about humanity at the age of 18 or 19 when he wrote this. It’s an adult story, but written with a young person’s perspective, probably of the Vietnam War; it’s kind of an allegory, I’m guessing, for his fears of being sent to Vietnam at the time.

The Long Walk To The Screen

Posted: May 22, 2019, 08:28
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Deadline reprots that The Long Walk is finally being adapted for the screen.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal is set to direct New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk.

James Vanderbilt wrote the screenplay and is also producing with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

The Long Walk To The Screen

Posted: April 26, 2018, 03:11
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Looks like The Long Walk has finally reached the big screen...

New Line Cinema, which made the big-screen version of Stephen King’s It, is staying in the King business, setting its sights on adapting his novel The Long Walk.

James Vanderbilt, who was behind the Robert Redford-Cate Blanchett drama Truth, has written the script to adapt the book, which King wrote under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Vanderbilt will also produce with Bradley Fischer and William Sherak. Mythology Entertainment is the company behind the project and the company's Tracey Nyberg will executive produce.

Source: THR.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Al Mattice

The Long Walk

Posted: July 29, 2007, 00:00
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This was reported by Bloody-Disgusting today:

During an interview to promote Dimension Films' upcoming Stephen King adaptation, The Mist, director Frank Darabont revealed that he is in fact going to helm King's The Long Walk once he has completed Fahrenheit 451. The film is about a walk where the winner gets the ultimate prize - anything they want for life, and the losers get punished with death! The rules are simple - If you walk too slow, you get a warning, 4 warnings and you are shot. There is only one winner, and the story concentrates on a loosely held group of individuals that become friends and enemies during this inhumane walk. One by one Ray Garraty sees the people around him die, and he faces the truths of his own entry into the Long Walk, and those of his new "friends". He is aware that only one will survive all the way, but it is not until the end that he realized the finality of his situation, and he slowly looses his sanity piece by piece.

Thanks to Sabredrive2