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Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins & More Are 'Writers'; Stephen King Will Cameo

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 7, 2012 9:39 AM
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This project has been building for the last month or so, and with cameras set to roll next week in North Carolina, there's no better time to gather up all the details in one place.

'The Night Flier' Writer/Director Mark Pavia Working On A New Stephen King Anthology Film

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • January 5, 2012 10:51 AM
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Stephen King is best known as one of the most prolific writers of pop horror novels, whose material has served as the foundation for numerous film adaptations (“The Shining,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Stand By Me”) and television series ("Bag Of Bones"). And it's far from over.

If Someone Has To Remake 'Carrie,' It Might As Well Be Kimberly Peirce

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 4, 2012 4:51 PM
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Well, as far as decisions regarding beloved films being callously remade, it could be a lot worse than MGM and Screen Gems tapping "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce for their big screen redux of Stephen King's telekenetic horror show "Carrie." The 1976 original film, as we all know, was directed by Brian De Palma and is, more or less (the "less" is that sped-up scene where the guys are trying on the tuxes), a masterpiece.

Stephen King Not All That Surprised 'The Dark Tower' Fell Apart, Has Faith Ron Howard Will Make It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2011 4:13 AM
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Well, the writing was pretty much on the wall already before it was announced yesterday that Universal had yanked the cord on "The Dark Tower." Despite lots of movement late last year and early this year, with Javier Bardem being tipped for the lead role and lots of excitement around the multi-platform mega franchise that would've seen Stephen King's book series stretched out over three films and television series, word just as quickly quieted as the honchos over at Universal began to get cold feet over the scope and more importantly the cost of the project. Word was that the budget was being reworked and the production start pushed back, but as director Ron Howard begin circling new projects including a "Spy Vs. Spy" movie and the Formula 1 racing drama "Rush" which is already casting up we can't say anyone was shocked by the collapse of "The Dark Tower." Least of all, the author himself.

'The Dark Tower' Dies, As Universal Pulls The Plug On Ambitious Multi-Platform Adaptation

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 18, 2011 12:24 PM
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"The Dark Tower" has crumbled to the ground.

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