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Lisey's Story Headed to Theaters
November 13th, 2013 9:16:54 am

Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) will adapt Lisey's Story into a major motion picture. We'll post more information about this project as details emerge.

Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack in Cell
November 10th, 2013 12:47:26 am

Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson has come on board to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller “Cell,” based on Stephen King's novel.

Read the article at Variety

Dark Tower Update
September 17th, 2013 2:47:08 pm

Ron Howard confirms that Dark Tower adaptation plans have not died in a recent podcast for Empire.

More information on Empire Online

Dark Tower Update
May 6th, 2013 4:19:54 pm

Several internet news sources including IndieWire.com have posted that Ron Howard and Ted Sarandos of Netflix have casually discussed producing the series for the service after Arrested Development concludes.

Ted Sarandos had this to say about the possibilities. "I spoke to Ron about ['The Dark Tower'], actually. The last time we talked about it the thing was being kicked about HBO – but it’s no longer there. Once 'Arrested Development' gets through we’ll keep talking about it.”.

 

While Netflix has expressed initial interest, it should be noted that HBO is no longer attached to the television property.

 

It is unknown if Media Rights Capital, the producers of TED, are still interested in the film property.

 

We'll continue to keep an eye on the production. If anything official happens, we'll confirm it in our standard news.

 

More Information on IndieWire.com

Cujo Reboot Set for Production
April 15th, 2013 9:22:36 am

According to multiple internet sources, Sunn Classic Pictures has announced they will produce a remake of Cujo as a 30th anniversary tribute to the 1983 horror film.

According to Elliot Lang of Sunn Classic Pictures, production is set to commence later this year. More to come...

Carrie Trailer
April 5th, 2013 9:42:47 am

MGM and Screen Gems have released a full-length trailer for the remake of Carrie. You can view the trailer at the link below. (Contains indirect spoilers.)

Watch the Trailer on YouTube

Official Synopsis for Mercy
March 1st, 2013 2:54:40 pm

The official synopsis for Mercy, the motion picture adaptation of Stephen's short story Gramma has been released.

" Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive."

Carrie Underwood Releases Homage to Christine
January 29th, 2013 9:54:06 am

The music video for Carrie Underwood's latest release; "Two Black Cadillacs" is a direct homage to Christine. With numerous references to the 80's cult classic, Underwood's video reveals a darker side of the pop-star.

Watch the Video on YouTube

More Information & Video on PerezHilton.com

Syfy Renews Haven
November 13th, 2012 8:00:40 am

Mark Stern of Syfy Network has announced that Haven has been renewed for a fourth season.

Loosely based on The Colorado Kid, the original series continues to be a ratings force for Syfy. During this past season Haven was the #1 cable program among adults18-49 and adults 25-54 on Friday nights at 10pm.

Warner Brothers Passes on Dark Tower Films
August 21st, 2012 12:04:44 pm

UPDATE: According to Deadline.com, it appears that Media Rights Capital (MRC) is now "in serious talks" to fund Imagine's Dark Tower project.

This news comes on the heels of MRC's break-out success with this summer's Ted. This should be welcome news to the Constant Reader as Ted has proven to be a highly successfull R-rated film that contains flawless CGI and human interaction. More news as it happens.


Online news sources including Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter have posted that Warner Brothers has officially passed on Imagine Entertainment's long troubled adaptation of The Dark Tower series.  

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise.

Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline.

When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall.

We'll post more updates as they become available. (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have yet to comment on Warner's decision.)



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