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That alarming sound you just heard was the sound of about a billion Stephen King fans' heads exploding.
Really? Really? We're very, very reluctant to believe this. And yet... it seems... right, this time. It seems like now is the time. At last.
We're scared to even type the words, for fear it may jinx the whole thing, but here it goes: Stephen King's "The Stand" is going to be adapted for the big screen as a co-production between Warner Bros. and CBS Films, according to Heat Vision.
That's right. We didn't say anything about no miniseries starring Gary Sinise or some funny-papers comic book. We mean a real, live movie, the kind you go to a theater to see and you buy a popcorn and a Coke and you watch trailers before it and everything. Get More »
Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series is one of the biggest, strangest and most complex works in modern literature, sprawling over thousands of pages and through multiple universes and time periods in a story that took decades to write.
So it's only fitting that Universal is planning one of the biggest, strangest and most complex adaptations in Hollywood history, with a trilogy of movies sandwiched around an ongoing TV series. It's enough to make a guy wake up at night in a cold sweat.
At least, if you're Ron Howard, that is. Get More »
In the grand lexicon of universal fears, fire is right up there somewhere between spiders and clowns. So it's no wonder that Stephen King, who has of course made a living writing about everything terrible in this world (including both spiders and clowns), was able to turn "Firestarter" into a cult hit starring Drew Barrymore back in 1984. No, the real wonder is that it has taken over a quarter of a century for Hollywood to decide they needed to do a remake.
Well, that wait is finally over, as Variety is reporting that Universal Studios and the De Laurentiis production company have given the greenlight to a new version of "Firestarter" -- and this time they're hoping to turn it into a franchise. Get More »
Stephen King's industrial-sized magnum opus, "The Dark Tower," has so far spanned seven books (with an eighth on the way) and 28 years.
If that's not daunting enough, now it's about to take up even more pop culture space, as Universal has announced an ambitious and unprecedented plan to adapt the series for both film and television… simultaneously.
We know what you're thinking: say what!? But it's true. Universal is planning a trilogy of films, with the first set to be directed by Ron Howard with a script by Akiva Goldsman. Get More »