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'Oculus' Director Takes On Stephen King's 'Gerald's Game'; 'Firestarter' Sequel In The Works At TNT

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • May 19, 2014 4:59 PM
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Firestarter
Box office-wise, if Stephen King were an indie filmmaker, he’d be Wes Anderson. His average unadjusted gross is about $27 million (or $51 million in 2014 dollars), much like Anderson. King leads the lower end of the box office, much like Anderson, and the audience for his movies grow through parody, much like Anderson. However, maybe this will boost that ranking.

Julianne Moore Keeps Hitting Herself In New 'Carrie' Clip, Plus New Photos Reveal Infamous Shower Scene

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 16, 2013 11:52 AM
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Carrie, 2013
For a movie that opens on Friday, there isn't a whole lot we know about "Carrie," the highly anticipated remake of the beloved Brian De Palma film (based, once again, on Stephen King's debut novel). "Boys Don't Cry" filmmaker Kimberly Peirce directed the remake from a script by certifiable genius Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, although studio Sony has been cagey about screening the movie and only a handful of people have actually seen it (including those who attended the "Carrie" panel at New York Comic Con last weekend). Instead, we'll all have to make due with the clips that have been popping up online—like the one we have right here (via Comic Book Movie).

Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 1:22 PM
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Ever since its release in 1980, Stephen King has shared his displeasure about Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining," and even went so far as to executive produce and write a 1997 TV mini-series version of his story. Anyway, 36 years later after his novel was first published, King is delivering the sequel "Doctor Sleep," which hits stores next week, centering on a grown up Danny Torrance. And out doing the press rounds, the author is again sharing why he didn't take to Kubrick's movie.

'Rosemary's Baby' & 'The Tommyknockers' Getting Mini-Series Reboots On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2013 11:03 AM
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Rosemary's Baby The Tommyknockers
“We need to be in the event business,” NBC exec Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on Saturday. And he's not joking. The network unveiled plans for a Hillary Clinton biopic led by Diane Lane, and they've also got a couple projects brewing that will certainly get folks talking.

5 Things Tate Taylor Needs To Do To Get The Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Joyland' Right

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 11:56 AM
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We know it be can be difficult not only to keep up with whatever the prolific Stephen King publishes next, but also which of his works are headed for feature or television adaptations. At the moment, King-affiliated projects include: the forthcoming TV series "Under The Dome" and the remake of "Carrie" along with a number of movies and/or shows in active development or being filmed, such as "A Good Marriage," "The Ten O'Clock People," "Mercy" and "11/22/63." So perhaps it's not a surprise the King's latest effort "Joyland" -- on store shelves today -- already has a movie version in the works, with "The Help" director Tate Taylor set to write and direct and feature. Tate Taylor? Stephen King? It might seem like an odd choice, but the material isn't your standard fare from the horror maestro.

Exclusive: Jonathan Demme Exits Stephen King Adaptation '11/22/63'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 8:59 AM
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Moving easily and often between documentaries and feature film projects, Jonathan Demme has always got a few things on the go at any given time. This year alone has seen him direct theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory in their re-teaming in "Wally And André Shoot Ibsen," hit the festival circuit with "Enzo Avitabile Music Life," get involved as a producer on "Song One" with Anne Hathaway set to star, and pick up a directing credit on "Old Fires." But it looks like one project has fallen off his slate.

CBS Orders Steven Spielberg/Brian K. Vaughan Stephen King Adaptation 'Under The Dome' To Series for Summer 2013

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 29, 2012 7:32 PM
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Somewhat surprisingly, CBS has bypassed the usual pilot song-and-dance and gone ahead and ordered thirteen episodes of "Under the Dome," an adaptation of Stephen King's beloved doorstop-sized novel, adapted by comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series should begin airing/scaring the crap out of audiences next summer.

The Essentials: 5 Great Films Based On Stephen King Novels

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 21, 2012 10:55 AM
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Stephen King is, all of a sudden, a hot property again. One of the major forces in popular literature of the past forty-odd years, it's been a few years since the last major King adaptation, but a wealth of projects from the director are on their way in the next few years.

Redrum: Warner Bros. Eyeing Prequel To 'The Shining' While Stephen King Is Working On A Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2012 11:12 AM
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So, which would you rather see at this point, because at least one of them is coming: the story of Jack Torrance before the events at the Overlook Hotel or what happens to Danny afterward? If your answer is "neither," well too bad, because at least one of these is getting made. Maybe both.

'Sin Nombre' Helmer Cary Fukunaga To Tackle 2 Film Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'It'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 11:24 PM
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Well, Ron Howard tried and failed (and is still trying) to get a monumental three film, two TV series adaptation of "The Dark Tower" off the ground, but Warner Bros. is hoping they can get their own epic Stephen King story onto the big screen. And unlike the plethora of King related projects on both the small and big screen, the talent attached to this has us at full attention.

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